2018 CLE Calendar
January 26 Noon (Belo)
Fashionably Legal: Intellectual Property Law in the Fashion Industry
Kirby B. Drake & Tiffany A. Johnson, Klemchuk LLP
This presentation will address copyright, trademark and trade dress topics in the fashion industry. Presentation materials, click here.
February 23 (Belo) Noon
"Cloud Computing Agreements - what every IP lawyer should know about a cloud computing agreement"
Suzy Fulton and Grable Martin
Presentation will address Cloud Computing Agreements and issues that arise with different provisions that are placed in cloud computing agreements.
March 23 (Belo)
Kevin Meek, Baker Botts
Examination of some interesting and some important developments in Copyright Law over the last year.
April 27 (Belo)
US PTO Ethics
Peter L. Brewer, Thrive IP
Ethics, directed to the Office of Enrollment and Discipline of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
May 25 (Belo)
Patent Practitioner Current Trends and Developments
Steven H. Slater, Slater Matsil LLC
101/102/103 Current Trends and Developments and practical impacts for the patent practitioner. along with a senior associate.
June 22 (Belo),
Whose Burden Is It Anyway?: An Update on How Texas’s Anti-SLAPP Law Impacts
Pleading Requirements for Trade Secrets Cases
Austin Teng and Chris Dachniwsky
Thompson & Knight LLP
July 27 (Belo)
Supreme Court Update: PTAB, Extraterritorial Damages, and What’s to Come
John Golden (University of Texas School of Law ) & Alexis Mosser (Caldwell Cassady & Curry)
This CLE will discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Oil States, SAS Institute, and WesternGeco; their implications for future law and practice; and possibilities for future Supreme Court action.
Aug. (Belo) - No Meeting at Belo
Sept. 28 (Belo)
Section 101 Patent Eligibility Panel: Perspectives from the Litigator, Prosecutor, and Portfolio Manager. Click here for program.
Oct. 26 (Belo)
Brands & Innovation: Advising Clients When Innovation Outpaces the Law(yer)
Theresa Conduah, Toyota Motor NA, Inc
Nov. 30 (Belo)
2018 State of Intellectual Property Law Address
A Panel Discussion of Current Topics in IP Law
Noon CLE meetings are typically held on the fourth Friday of every month (with some exceptions).
We also host periodic breakfast CLE roundtable discussions at a North Dallas location on important IP topics.
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Next CLE: May 27, 2021
(Virtual Zoom, Noon)
“IP Implications of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Trademark Modernization Act and CASE Act”
Speaker: Robert Johnston, Hubbard Johnston, PLLC
On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 ("CAA") was signed into law. The CAA includes provisions that impact trademark, copyright, and patent law. This presentation addresses the IP implications mainly with respect to trademarks and copyrights. In particular, the implications of the Trademark Modernization Act and the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (“CASE”) Act of the CAA will be addressed.