The Austin Intellectual Property Law Association is a non-profit, professional organization for individuals interested in intellectual property issues. Our members are attorneys who practice in intellectual property law, engineers and business people who are interested in both the legal and business aspects of intellectual property, and law students who are interested in a career in intellectual property law.
The association was formed to promote the understanding of intellectual property and related areas of law as well as to provide a local forum for the discussion of intellectual property issues and for the exchange of ideas on such issues. We typically have five general meetings a year to discuss topics in intellectual property law. Most of these meetings have a guest speaker to provide us with information on recent developments in patent, trademark, or copyright laws, or on other related topics.
On the Docket
- APRIL LUNCHEON MEETING & CLE: The April meeting with CLE will be held at the Westwood Country Club, 3808 W. 35th Street, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Our speaker will be Arthur Gollwitzer, presenting Patent Reform – Watching the Sausage Being Made. Check-in and on-site registration begins at 11:30 am. One hour of Texas MCLE Credit has been requested and online registration is now available.
- UPCOMING CLE The May CLE meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Westwood Country Club. The topic will be "Sports Branding in a Fast-Moving Game: Trademark, Copyright, & Licensing in Collegiate-Sports Marketing". Jered Matthysse of Pirkey Barber, PLLC will moderate a panel discussion with Craig Westemeier, Associate Athletic Director at The University of Texas and Kit Riehl, Associate General Counsel at Baylor University.
- COMMING UP
June 17 - June Monthly CLE Meeting
No July Monthly CLE Meeting
August 19 – August Monthly CLE Meeting
September 23 - September Monthly CLE Meeting
November 19 – Annual Judges’ Dinner featuring Judge S. Jay Plager of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit