Upcoming events

    • February 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • University of Houston Law Center

    Join the Intellectual Property Student Organization and the Houston Law Review for a discussion with Simon Tam of The Slants about his journey to the U.S. Supreme Court that began with the band’s attempt to register its name with the U.S. Trademark Office and ended with the Supreme Court’s decision in Matal v. Tam, 137 S. Ct. 1744 (2017), which held that certain aspects of the trademark statute are subject to First Amendment scrutiny and that denying registration to potentially disparaging marks is unconstitutional. 

    There are a small number of seats available for HIPLA members given the expected strong student attendance.  Registration is required. 

    If you would like to attend, please email IPIL@UH.EDU.  Registrations will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.



    • February 21, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Four Seasons Hotel
    • 83
    Registration is closed


     

    • February 23, 2019
    • 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
    • George R. Brown Convention Center


    HIPLA will participate in the 60th Science and Engineering Fair of Houston on February 23, 2019.   HIPLA awards two scholarships to the winners in each of the Junior (grades 7-8) and Senior (grades 9-12) Divisions.

    The HIPLA Science Fair Committee invites volunteers to judge at the Fair.  The judging will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010.  If you are available to participate or have questions about the event, please contact Luke Parsons

    Information about the fair available is at SEFH.  



    • March 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Artisans
    • 65
    Register


    Come join HIPLA for a panel discussion with all of the regional directors of the United States Patent and Trademark Office:

    Hope Shimabuku

    Texas Regional Office


    John Cabeca 

    Silicon Valley Regional Office


      Molly Kocialski

    Rocky Mountain Regional Office


     Damian Porcari 

    Midwest Regional Office


    This moderated program will include a discussion of the latest guidance for practitioners appearing before the Office, updated statistics, and new agency initiatives. There will also be opportunity for Q&A from the audience.

    Registration at 6:00 pm, Dinner served at 7:00 pm

    1.0 Hours MCLE credit pending

     

     

    First Course

    Salade Artisans

    Mixed Greens, Caramelized Bacon, Lemon Vinaigrette


    Second Course

    Pan Seared Salmon

    White Wine Risotto, Haricot Verts

    Beurre Blanc

    Or

    La Volaille

    Roasted Frenched Chicken Breast

    White Wine Risotto, Haricot Verts

    Sauce Armoricaine


    Third Course

    Dessert Du Jour

    For dietary restrictions/requests,please contact Viddy Harris at vharris@pattersonsheridan.com no later than March 15.   

    Reservation Policy:

    Registration (for individuals and groups) must be done on-line and payment must be made by credit card through the secure HIPLA website. All members and their guests are encouraged to register early so that an accurate count of attendees is available. All reservations are due by 12:00 PM, Friday, March 15, 2019. Registrations may be limited to space available at the chosen venue. Phone and facsimile reservations are not accepted. Members may invite guests, but are requested to include their name when responding with reservation information.

    Cancellations:

    Reservations must be cancelled by 10:00 am the Friday prior to the event. Email cancellation to Viddy Harris at vharris@pattersonsheridan.com. You are responsible for payment of any reservation not canceled before 10:00 am the Friday prior to the event.

     
    • March 21, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Flemings Prime Steakhouse
    • 64
    Register



    March Annual Meeting and Election Luncheon

    Please join us to vote on the 2019 slate of officers and directors.  Pursuant to the HIPLA by-laws, HIPLA will conduct its annual election.  The Nominations Committee will present candidates for election to the open positions on the Board of Directors at the luncheon.

     

    Registration begins at 11:30 am 

    Election and Lunch at 12:00 noon

     

    2405 W. Alabama St, Houston, TX 77098


    Appetizer 

    Colossal Shrimp Cocktail

    Starter

    Modern Caesar

    Hearts of Romaine, Parmesan, Fried Capers, Prosciutto Chips, Herbed Crostini

    Entree

    Petite Filet Mignon

    Barbeque Scottish Salmon Filet

    Beech Mushrooms, Barbeque Glaze

    Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes

    Roasted Red Pepper and Lime Butter Sauce

    Sides to Share

    Fleming’s Potatoes

    Sautéed Mushrooms

    Dessert

    Key Lime Pie

     

    Vegetarian Option Available

    For vegan options, and all other dietary restrictions/requests

    please contact Viddy Harris no later than March 18


    Reservation Policy:

    Registration (for individuals and groups) must be done on-line and payment must be made by credit card through the secure HIPLA website. All members and their guests are encouraged to register early so that an accurate count of attendees is available. All reservations for monthly luncheon meetings are due by 12:00 PM, Monday, March 18, 2019. Registrations may be limited to space available at the chosen venue. Phone and facsimile reservations are not accepted. Members may invite guests, but are requested to include their name when responding with reservation information.

    Cancellations:

    Reservations must be cancelled by 10:00 am three days prior to the event. Email cancellation to Viddy Harris at VHarris@pattersonsheridan.com. You are responsible for payment of any reservation not canceled before 10:00 am three days in advance of the event.

    • March 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • March 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Federal Courthouse, 515 Rusk Street, Houston, TX 77002


    HIPLA will host the Southern Regional Competition of the 46th Giles Sutherland Rich Moot Court Competition on March 22-23, 2019.   

    For more information, click here.


    • March 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Eight Row Flint


    It’s that time of year!

    Come join members of HIPLA for drinks and food. 

    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    6:00 – 9:00 PM

    Please RSVP!


    Eight Row Flint

    1039 Yale Street, 

    Houston, TX 77008


    Sponsored by UnitedLex




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