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.

Scholarship Submission For

North Texas Law Students

In the fall of 2020, 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.

Applications will be accepted from law students enrolled as 2L or 3L students (or the equivalent thereof for part-time students) during the 2019-2020 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. 

Here's What You Need to Do:  

(1) Submit your name and information using the email link set forth to the right.  Your name and information will be sent to the Scholarship Committee Chair and the Officers of the IP Section of the Dallas Bar Association. 

(2) To apply, submit a completed application and required documents to the Scholarship Committee Chair by September 1, 2019.  

(3) Your application should include a personal statement, resume, undergraduate transcript, any graduate school transcript, and law school transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  All of these documents should be mailed and emailed to Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Ms. Dyan House at the following address:

Dyan House, Esq. 

Baker & McKenzie, LLP

1900 Pearl Street, Suite 1500

Dallas, TX  75201


(4) Your personal statement should address the following criteria in no more than 500 words, and address the following topics:

          (a)   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);

          (b)   Leadership experience (for example through student organization activities);

          (c)   Academic achievement (for example through undergraduate, graduate, and law school achievements); and, 

          (d)   Financial need, if any (include any relevant information about your financial need, but please understand this information will be part of a public submission to the Scholarship Committee).


Applying for the scholarship does not guarantee the grant of an award to any person.  All scholarship awards are subject to final approval by the Council of the IP Section of the Dallas Bar Association.

Next CLE:  May 28 (Noon, Virtual TK Webex)

Topic:  “Tips for Prosecuting in View of Litigation/What Litigators

Want to See in a Patent” (CLE, 1.00 hr)  Speaker: Vishal Patel of Thompson & Knight LLP

       The prosecution of a patent usually takes place before robust markets for the technology exist, and long before the resulting patent is involved in litigation. This presentation will address several strategies in the patenting process that may help maximize the value of the patent portfolio when asserted years later.  

        If you wish to participate, you need only join the CLE program at the TK Webex video/tele  link provided below at the time of the CLE program.  This is an updated link from the prior link provided, and the Host, Access Code, and Event Password are provided below (as well as a conference call-in number if you want to participate by phone).  When it's time, join the Webex videoconference event here[Host: TK Events (, Event number (access code): 967 174 028, Event password: k4GDnHZgC24, Join audio conference: 1 (408) 418 - 9388.]

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Sheet music: "Beauiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster