Noon CLE meetings are typically held at the Belo Mansion on the fourth Thursday of every month (with some exceptions).
We also host periodic breakfast CLE roundtable discussions at a North Dallas location on important IP topics.
2023 Officer/Director Proposed Slate
Dyan House - Chair
Megan Hoyt - Vice Chair
Justin Cohen - Secretary
John Tower - Treasurer
David Taylor - Past Chair
Before CLE, 11:30 am
Arts District Mansion
Prior to the CLE, we are encouraging members to come a little early (starting at 11:30 am) to have networking time over lunch before the CLE presentation.
We’ve found that once the presentation starts, there is little time to socialize.
So, if you’ve missed the ability to catch up with your IP colleagues (or to meet new ones), please plan to join us at the Arts District Mansion
at 11:30 am.
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Sheet music: "Beauiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster
Thursday, September 22, 2022
(Noon, Arts Dist. Mansion and Zoom)
CLE Credit: 1.00 hr
“From Start-Up to Scale-Up to IPO—Patent Prosecution and
Portfolio Management for Growth-Oriented High-Tech Companies”
Speaker: Michael K. Henry, Ph.D., Henry Patent Law Firm PLLC
Working with a rapidly growing company presents a unique set of IP challenges, such as helping the client develop a patent portfolio. To do this, procedures and expertise with the patent process are needed inside the company, and outside counsel are often relied upon to provide training, support and strategic advice. In this presentation, the speaker will review his experiences of working with venture-backed tech startups, including experiences with building a patent portfolio that can support a successful acquisition or IPO.