Noon CLE meetings are typically held 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.
Annual Scholarship Submission For
North Texas Law Students
In April, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association intends to award up to one scholarship to students from each of the three North Texas law schools: Texas A&M University School of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, and University of North Texas Dallas College of Law.
The scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated strong potential for leadership in the intellectual property community based on demonstrated interest in intellectual property law, leadership experience, and academic achievement. Significant consideration also will be given to financial need and diversity in the practice of intellectual property law.
To apply: (1) submit an inquiry email (fill in and submit information in boxes, right) through the DBA IP Section website as soon as possible (before March 11, 2022), and separately, (2) the application documents listed below must be received on or before March 11, 2022 by the Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Mr. John Tower at JTower@hitchcockevert.com with a copy mailed to the following address:
John Tower, Esq.
Hitchcock Evert LLP
750 North St. Paul Street, Suite 1110
Dallas, TX 75201
It is advisable for you to follow-up on the status of the application and the receipt of the application directly with Mr. Tower at JTower@hitchcockevert.com.
Your application should include: (1) a personal statement, (2) resume, (3) undergraduate transcript, and, (4) any graduate school/law school transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Your personal statement should address the following criteria in no more than 500 words:
Demonstrated interest in intellectual property law (for example through coursework, internships, employment, student organization activities, bar activities, publications, and participation in relevant moot court competitions);
Leadership experience (for example through student organization activities);
Academic achievement (for example through undergraduate, graduate, and law school achievements);
Financial need (include any relevant information about your financial need); and
Contribution to diversity, if applicable (include any relevant statement about your ability to contribute to diversity in the practice of intellectual property law).
Applications will be accepted from law students enrolled as 2L or 3L students (or the equivalent thereof for part-time students) during the current academic year at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, the University of North Texas Dallas College of Law, and the Texas A&M University School of Law.
Please note: All scholarship awards are subject to final approval by the Council of the IP Section of the Dallas Bar Association. Applying for the scholarship does not guarantee the grant of an award to any person. All scholarship awards will be awarded through the Dallas Bar Foundation working with the IP Section of the Dallas Bar Association, and made payable to the law school for application to the student's account.
Sheet music: "Beauiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster
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June CLE: June 23, 2022
“Patents and the Gender Gap: Inventors, Patent Prosecution, and Patent Litigation" Speaker: Kirby Drake, Kirby Drake Law PLLC
The presentation will focus on the 2019 “Progress and Potential: A Profile of women inventors on U.S. patents” published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as well as the 2020 update on women inventor-patentees. The presentation will then look at the gender gap and patent law, both in terms of practicing before the USPTO as well as attorneys involved in patent litigation. The presentation will also highlight efforts being made to close the gender gap when it comes to patents and what else may be done.