Readers may be interested in this story on NPR about something other than patents on the square in Marshall.
Giddy to receive this from my old LS colleagues for my ongoing service telling stories about how things used to be! Sort of like yesterday’s EDTX bench/bar planning committee meeting for a great event October 14-16, 2020 in Plano.
This year’s conference will be at the same location at the Marriott Legacy, and will be live, but will feature online segments, and will be available for online attendance.
Undecided as of this writing is whether we’ll do it like the Hamilton CD and leave off a few pieces so the live attendees get something a little extra (in addition to the usual conference swag).
The meeting yesterday ran for 2 1/2 hours of discussion on ideas in addition to the several dozen that conference chair Clyde Siebman had circulated prior to the call. It’s going to be a great conference, and it will be good seeing everyone, even social distanced and masked. As always, if any readers can think of segments they’d really like to see, email me and I’ll pass them along.
Couple more pieces of advice about video hearings, and yes, it includes more discussion of the mute button.
I am honored to be returning to the State Bar of Texas board of directors next week (remotely), this time as a Sections representative. I don’t recall getting a mask or the helpful cheat sheet last time. But I have two director pins now …
Just finished remotely recording my paper for the Advanced IP course. I got to use my portfolio from my time as a photo student in the slides. “Can in a Pipe” anyone?
Kinda sounds like a super hero, doesn’t it? I’m spectating on Judge Albright’s first one this morning, and have a couple of pointers for attorneys. Maybe more than a couple.
Many judges are talking about the effect of the virus on their courtrooms in online CLEs – for example this afternoon I’m watching Judges Albright (WDTX) and Moye (Dallas 14th) from the comfort of my office, and studying notes from other panels yesterday.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) Legal Experience and Advancement Program (LEAP) is having its first webinar training on oral advocacy before the Board on Thursday, May 14, from noon to 1 p.m. ET.
LEAP is designed to encourage the professional development of patent attorneys and agents appearing before the PTAB through increased opportunities for oral advocacy. Accordingly, the PTAB will grant up to 15 minutes additional argument time to parties that choose to participate in LEAP, depending on the length of the proceeding and the PTAB’s hearing schedule.
LEAP becomes effective on May 15, 2020. LEAP practitioners may begin to file requests to present arguments to the PTAB under this program starting on that day.
To help prepare newer practitioners to argue before the Board, the PTAB will offer training on oral advocacy, covering topics such as the use of demonstratives, effective use of hearing time, decorum, and logistics of an oral hearing. Deputy Chief Judge Jackie Bonilla, Vice Chief Judge Janet Gongola, Lead Judge Stacey White, and Judges Amanda Wieker and Christa Zado will present.
The webinar is free and open to all. There will be a Q&A session at the end.
I was reminded of Memorex’ memorable ad campaign when I got a couple of scheduling conference notices this week – one telephonic, but the second not.
Readers should be familiar with cybersecurity guru Shawn Tuma. Shawn has a new article out that gives a high-level version of what’s going on with Zoom to help answer the questions (1) what are the risks of using Zoom, and (2) is there a safer way to use Zoom? I highly recommend it if Zoom is part of your toolbox. In case the above link isn’t visible, it can be found at https://www.spencerfane.com/publication/understanding-the-cyber-and-privacy-risks-of-zoom-and-tips-for-using-it-more-safely/