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: Sept. 30, 2021
(Virtual Zoom, Noon)
"Arthrex, Minerva, and the Future of Patent Validity”
Speaker: Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Texas A&M School of Law
The Supreme Court’s October Term 2020 included two significant patent law decisions. In Arthrex v. Smith & Nephew, the Court held that the USPTO’s administrative patent judges were improperly appointed principal officers, and imposed a judicial remedy to fix the constitutional defect. In Minerva Surgical v. Hologic, the Court substantially narrowed—but did not abolish—the ability of patent owners to block past assignors from challenging patent validity. Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat from Texas A&M University will summarize these decisions and discuss what they mean for patent rights going forward.