• July 08, 2018 8:59 PM | Thomas Carter (Administrator)

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board will host a Judicial Conference at the Dallas Regional Offices on July 31, 2018. The program is intended to educate the public about aspects of Board practice as well as providing a forum to enhance the dialogue between the public and the Board. In particular, during the morning sessions, the PTAB will focus on best practices for written and oral advocacy with a judge panel discussion followed by practicum exercises for attendees.  During the afternoon sessions, the PTAB will address hot topics, such as patent subject matter eligibility and motion to amend practices, through small group discussions.  The conference will conclude with an interview with Chief Judge David Ruschke led by members of the local IP community to explore other recent PTAB developments and potential future changes.

    Please consider attending if you are able to make it up to  Dallas.  There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT 

    Location: Oak Corner Suite at the Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX.


  • May 01, 2018 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    Welcome to HIPLA’s new website! Take a look around and let us know what you think. It is a work in progress and all comments are appreciated. While you are here, please update your profile in our system (or create a new membership if your membership has expired). Our new site includes an expanded list of practice areas that is searchable by folks looking for IP legal assistance.

    We’ve expanded our calendar. It now includes other IP events in our community as well as upcoming HIPLA events. If you are aware of an event that we’ve missed, or have an IP event in our area that you would like to add, let us know by emailing the HIPLA secretary at

    We are looking to expand our photos section. If you have any photos of past HIPLA events, we’d love to post them! Please send them to our website committee chair at and include a description and year of the event when they were taken.

    We are also looking for additional committee members who’d like to be more involved in HIPLA. If you are interested in participating on a committee, please drop Keana an email.

    In order to make it easier for members to connect with one another via Facebook, we have decided to shut down the HIPLA private Facebook group and instead move everything to a Community page. Please make sure to go to click on the link below to access our new page. Once there, please like and follow the page so that you don’t miss important updates and announcements!

    Thanks for taking a look around our new website and I hope to see you at the next HIPLA luncheon!

    HIPLA President

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