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Luncheon with Commissioner for Patents Vaishali Udupa

  • April 06, 2023
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Post Oak Grill, 1415 S Post Oak Ln, Houston, Texas 77056
  • 24

Registration

  • Current members of the Hon. Nancy F. Atlas IP Inn of Court may register at this rate. Inn membership will be verified after registration.
  • Special registration code required.
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  • HIPLA members enjoy discounted registration for this program, and may include guests at the non-discounted rate.
  • Law students who are members of HIPLA may register at this rate. Student membership is just $25/year. To join, visit https://hipla.org/join
  • Special guests from South Texas College of Law. Registration code required; must register by March 31.
  • Special guests from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Registration code required; must register by March 31.
  • Special guests from University of Houston Law Center. Registration code required; must register by March 31.

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The Houston Intellectual Property Law Association 
and
The Hon. Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property Inn of Court

cordially invite you to a 

Luncheon with the Commissioner for Patents


Vaishali Udupa

United States Patent & Trademark Office


Vaishali Udupa took office on January 17, 2023, as Commissioner for Patents of the USPTO. As Commissioner, Ms. Udupa manages and leads the Patents organization as its chief operating officer. She oversees the agency’s 10,000 Patents employees, including more than 9,000 patent examiners responsible for fostering the country’s innovation system by providing patent protections to inventors.


Prior to joining the USPTO, Ms. Udupa was Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Litigation at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Prior to HPE, she was an IP litigation manager at HP and an associate at Jones Day and Pennie & Edmonds. She earned her Juris Doctor from American University's Washington College of Law and her B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.


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Registration fees increase $10 after Friday, March 24.


Location:


Post Oak Grill

1415 S Post Oak Ln

Houston, Texas 77056

https://www.postoakgrill.com


Agenda:

  • Meeting opens at 11:30 AM for lunch and networking.
  • Call to order and introduction at approximately 11:50 AM.
  • Program begins promptly at 12:00 noon and adjourns no later than 1:00 PM.
  • Dress for HIPLA CLE lunches is business casual.  Suits are not expected.
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