Upcoming events

    • March 02, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (CST)
    • Online (hosted by UT Austin OTC)
    • HIPLA is pleased to share notice of a webinar series presented by UT Austin Office of Technology Commercialization and the USPTO.  This is not a HIPLA event.
    • To RSVP and for program details, please visit https://mailchi.mp/2425181065d1/join-us-for-an-ip-essentials-webinar-series-1301734
    • To invite friends or colleagues to this event, please share the event link from the HIPLA events calendar.
    • If you have any questions, please contact George Webb, HIPLA Meeting Arrangements & Programs Chair, at (713) 269-5061 or gwebb@rice.edu

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      Join a 3-part webinar series!

      Intellectual Property Essentials

      This series is designed to enhance your know-how as you explore insightful overviews with experts in the fields of IP; patents, trade secrets, copyrights and trademarks.

      This team will navigate the complexities and tactics as they focus on the principal concepts and procedures of IP protection that can be applied to a wide range of disciplines. Stay focused on your innovative research, discoveries, and commercial endeavors as the experts guide you through the processes to ensure your success.


      Webinar #1:
      Understanding IP, Patents & Trade Secrets

      Tuesday, March 2, 2021
      2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST


      SPEAKERS

      Introduction to IP &
      The Path to a Patent

      Hector Leal
      Patent Examiner
      USPTO Texas Regional Office

      What Are Trade Secrets?

      Dr. Sheila Kadura
      Assistant General Counsel
      The University of Texas System

      Patenting My Discovery

      Benny D. Freeman, Ph.D.
      Professor - McKetta Department of
      Chemical Engineering
      The University of Texas at Austin

      Taking You Through The Process with OTC

      Les Nichols
      Director - Office of Technology Commercialization
      The University of Texas at Austin

      Q & A

      Moderator: Hope Shimabuku
      Regional Director
      USPTO Texas Regional Office


      Up Next in the Series:

      Webinar #2: IP Overview, Copyrights & Trademarks
      Tuesday, April 6, 2021
      2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

      Webinar #3: Leveraging IP and How it Benefits UT Researchers & UT
      Tuesday, May 4, 2021
      2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CST

      Details & RSVP to follow.

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      The USPTO's Texas Regional Office hosts a number of programs of interest to IP owners, practitioners, innovators, and entrepreneurs.  For a complete list of their upcoming events, please visit https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/uspto-locations/dallas-tx/texas-regional-office-events

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      2021 HIPLA Annual Meeting and Elections


      Don't forget:  HIPLA's Annual Meeting and Elections are Thursday, March 18.   For the slate of nominees and to register, please visit the event link on the HIPLA calendar:

      https://hipla.org/event-4184460 

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      Have an idea for HIPLA's next CLE?

      HIPLA welcomes members to submit proposals for future CLE programs:

      • Proposed topics should be authoritative, timely, and of practical interest to IP attorneys and patent agents who are HIPLA's members.  

      • For details and to submit a proposal, please visit our new portal at https://forms.gle/rKhBr6rMafbw1RVEA 

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      • March 17, 2021
      • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
      • Online

      March 2021 meeting of the HIPLA Board of Directors.  

      For the current roster of officers and directors, please visit https://hipla.org/Officers


      • March 18, 2021
      • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (CDT)
      • Online via Zoom (link provided upon registration)
      Register

       

      2021 Annual Meeting and Elections

      • Meeting opens at 11:45 AM for networking.
      • Program begins at 12:00 noon and adjourns no later than 12:45 PM
      • Meeting login information will be sent to registered attendees via e-mail before the event.
      • To invite friends or colleagues to this event, please share the general event link from the HIPLA events calendar.
      • If you have any questions, please contact George Webb, HIPLA Meeting Arrangements & Programs Chair, at (713) 269-5061 or gwebb@rice.edu


      2021 Officer and Director Nominees

      Please join us to vote on the 2021 slate of officers and directors: 

      • Vice President (starting April 1, 2021 for one-year term):

      Dwayne Mason, Greenberg Traurig LLP

      • Treasurer (starting April 1, 2021 for one-year term):

      Brigitte Echols, Schlumberger

      • Secretary (starting April 1, 2021 for one-year term):

      Leisa Peschel, Jackson Walker LLP

      • Directors (starting April 1, 2021 for two-year terms):

      Parul Anderson, Chevron

      Rob Green, Winston & Strawn LLP

      Thomas Rooney, Halliburton

      • Tax and Compliance Director (starting April 1, 2021 for three-year term):

      Matt Prater, SABIC

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      The remaining members of the Board of Directors that are not up for election this year are as follows:

      • President (starting April 1, 2021 for one-year term):

      Tammy Pennington Rhodes, Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack LLP

      • President-Elect (starting April 1, 2021 for one-year term):
      Lee Eubanks, Eubanks PLLC
      • Immediate Past President (starting April 1, 2021 for one-year term):

      Jason Sander, LyondellBasell

      • Directors (two-year terms ending March 31, 2022):
      Lisa Hasenberg, ExxonMobil
      Palak Shah, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

      Mike Stonebrook, LyondellBasell

      For a roster of the current officers and directors, please visit https://hipla.org/Officers

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      Have an idea for HIPLA's next CLE?

      HIPLA welcomes members to submit proposals for future CLE programs:

      • Proposed topics should be authoritative, timely, and of practical interest to IP attorneys and patent agents who are HIPLA's members.  
      • For details and to submit a proposal, please visit our new portal at https://forms.gle/rKhBr6rMafbw1RVEA 

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    This calendar is intended to be a public resource for IP events of interest to the Houston IP community. It may contain information about events that are not sponsored or sanctioned by HIPLA. For the latest status of any non-HIPLA events, please check directly with the sponsor of the event. If you would like to notify us about IP events to be added to our calendar, please contact the HIPLA Website Chair.

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