Harper & Bates partner Shannon Bates is currently winding down her tenure as Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s IP Section, culminating with a gala 25th Anniversary Celebration on October 1 at the Belo Mansion and the Section’s first scholarship awards.
More than 250 people attended the 25th Anniversary event, including visiting judges from the Federal Circuit, several federal district court judges, PTAB judges and other USPTO representatives. The evening included a scrolling digital presentation, live music, strolling dinner and open bar. Photos from the event are included below.
Harper & Bates was also one of 38 organizations to underwrite the event.
In addition, for the first time this year, the DBA IP Section awarded scholarships to four local law school students. Excess proceeds received from underwriters of the 25th Anniversary Celebration will be used to fund future scholarships.
Dallas Bar Association IP Section Scholarship Honorees
M.K. Kassie Hines, UNT-Dallas College of Law
Nan Lan, SMU Dedman School of Law
Freda Li, Texas A&M University School of Law
Danielle Zapata, UNT-Dallas College of La