I am pleased to have been invited to be one of the keynote speakers at the 2013 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute, held on September 26 & 27, 2013 at the Minnesota CLE Conference Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Download 2013 MN CLE brochure
I will be presenting An Insider's Guide to the Eastern District of Texas, during which attendees have been assured I will "pull back the curtain on the Eastern District of Texas and reveal [my] best tips for litigators who practice there." Oh is that all?
I plan on incorporating parts of previous presentations and articles I've written on the history of the patent docket locally into the presentation for background, as well as information on recent developments, and "trends" using the statistical information Dave Maland produced for our seminar last month in New Mexico, and hopefully some tips as well. Several years ago I did a couple of State Bar seminars on intellectual property law for non-IP lawyers that had some Top 10 do's and don'ts that went over well, so those might be a starting point. Obviously this audience is sophisticated in IP practice, but there might still be some Texas or litigation-related tips I could share.