Austin Champion to Present at 53rd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law

Austin Champion, a litigation partner at Harper Bates & Champion LLP, has been selected to participate as a roundtable panelist at the 53rd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, which takes place November 16-17, 2015 at The Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas. Austin will be speaking at a moderated roundtable discussion between patent prosecutors and litigators as they explore areas for improving licensing and enforcement of patents.

The conference is co-chaired by Marc A. Hubbard of Hubbard Law, PLLC and Steve Malin of Chen Malin LLP.

Conference highlights will include:

  • Annual patent, trademark and copyright law updates
  • Deep dive track on hot issues in patent litigation
  • Overcoming challenges in drafting and prosecuting patent applications on software inventions
  • A half day on conducting PTAB trials
  • Alice and the patent eligibility morass - How did we get here, how bad is it, and can we fix it?
  • Recent developments in patent portfolio licensing models
  • The new Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act and pitfalls to avoid when hiring technology employees
  • Introduction to the Texas Regional PTO Office

MCLE Credit will be available. Please visit for full details and to register.

About the Institute for Law and Technology (ILT)

Established in 2003, ILT, part of The Center for American and International Law (CAIL), sponsors educational programs for lawyers and other professionals with a principal focus on intellectual law and practice. ILT is a membership organization and counts leading intellectual property practitioners, both in-house and in private practice, among its members.