"Perspectives on Practice" Speaker Series

Speaker.seriesCLIP’s lunchtime “Perspectives on Practice” speaker series enables you to engage with people on the front lines of intellectual property issues and practice. It gives you the opportunity to see how these issues are applied in the real world. The speaker series features leading intellectual property practitioners, including local, national and international attorneys at the cutting edge of the profession as well as business owners and content creators. All of them will talk about how intellectual property law is applied in practice.

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CLIP Speaker Series Spring 2017
January 10:  David Gearhart, USPTO Trademark Examiner
David is a graduate of the class of 2013, and has worked at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since graduation. He will discuss working at the USPTO, telework, and a day in the life of a trademark examiner.
12-1 p.m., room 204, Lunch provided

February 8:  Noah Tevis, Bell Helicopter, Assistant General Counsel - Intellectual Property
Noah is a graduate of the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law class of 2007. Noah has responsibility for many patents in the aerospace and aeronautics industries. He will discuss working at a government contractor, life as a patent attorney, and he will probably plug the Patent Clinic.
12-1 p.m., room 204, Lunch provided

March 21:  Tamera Bennett, Attorney & Mediator, Bennett Law Office
Tamera Bennett is an alumnus of the law school who opened her own practice focused on music law, entertainment, and IP. She has built her practice and is truly a local powerhouse... including being on the Board of Governors (and an officer in) the Texas chapter of the Grammy Association. She is past chair of the State Bar of Texas Sports and Entertainment Law Association. She is co-host of the Entertainment Law Podcast, is an active blogger on legal issues, and has written for both Billboard and Texas Lawyer. She knows what it is to build a practice from the ground up (and right after law school!).
12-1 p.m., room 201, Lunch provided