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October 2019 Luncheon

  • October 15, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Brennan's 3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
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EVENT:                      October Luncheon

LOCATION:               Brennan’s

ADDRESS:                 3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006

DATE:                        Tuesday, October 15, 2019
(Registration closes at Noon on Friday, Oct 11)

What is Europe thinking? AI patenting and Data Protection: all you need to know

Presented by James Tumbridge and Simon Taor

James Tumbridge is an Intellectual Property Litigation partner with Venner Shipley. He has extensive experience in commercial litigation, intellectual property and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Over the past 20 years James has appeared in Courts in the UK, USA, Canada, and British Overseas Territories.   He also holds elected office with the City of London, and has been an advisor to a succession of UK Government Ministers since 2006.  In the past he has advised a Canadian Prime Minister and an Ontario Premier, as well as the Government of Canada on its trade deal with the EU.  He has recently been advising Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister and will offer insights on the development of intellectual property, data protection and UK-US relations in the post Brexit world.

Simon Taor is a UK and European patent attorney in Verner Shipley’s Electronics and Engineering department. In addition to working with large multinationals, he has a large amount of experience working with universities, tech start-ups and SMEs. Simon is an expert on essentiality evaluations for patent Standards, and he has carried out essentiality evaluations in a number of fields, including mobile telecommunications, mapping technologies and optical discs. Simon is a lead member of AI and software teams, and will offer insights on AI created copyrights and patenting challenges for AI.

1.0 hours of Texas MCLE accreditation pending

Registration begins at 11:30 am -- Lunch served at 12:00 noon

$50.00/person for members
$75.00/person for guests
$25.00/person for law students


Snapping Turtle Soup

Splashed with Sherry


Truffled Roasted Chicken

Roasted Asparagus, Brabant Potato Hash,

Fire Roasted Peppers with Sundried Tomato Butter

Mesquite Wood Grilled Beef Tenderloins

Sliced over Creole Mashed Potatoes,

Farmer Roasted Vegetables with Tasso Marchand de Vin


Brennan’s Pecan Pie

Traditional Southern Dessert Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream

Vegetarian Option Available
For vegan options, and all other dietary restrictions/requests,
please contact Viddy Harris at vharris@pattersonsheridan.com no later than October 11th

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, Friday, Oct 11th, 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.


Reservations must be cancelled by 10:00 am three business 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.

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