(L-R) Andrew Michaels (IPIL/HOUSTON), Tim McFarlin (Samford University Cumberland School of Law), and Greg R. Vetter (IPIL/HOUSTON)
Annual Conference Reception for attendees at Moody Gardens Hotel. Sponsored by StoneTurn.
Conference Reception continues through the evening.
Diversity Breakfast Panel: Joanna Nathan (Prana Thoracic), Hope Shimabuku (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office), Tiffany L. Williams (Diversity Fund Houston),
and panel moderator, Karthika Perumal (Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP)
The Diversity Breakfast Panel starts off Friday morning with their presentation: Increasing Equity and Inclusiveness in the Innovation Ecosystem
Attendees taking a break!
Keynote presenter, Derrick Brent (Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)
with Hope Shimabuku, moderator (Director of the Texas Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)
Attendees enjoy the Fireside Chat (Keynote).
Deputy Director Brent takes questions from the audience.
Greg R. Vetter (IPIL/HOUSTON), Hope Shimabuku (USPTO), and Derrick Brent (USPTO)
Judicial Panel: (L-R) Hon. Derek Gilliland (U.S. District Court – Western District of Texas), Hon. Sam S. Sheldon (U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas),
Sharon Israel, moderator (Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.), and Hon. Michael J. Truncale (U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Texas)
Judicial Panel continues.
Judge Truncale answers a question from the Q&A
Hon. Michael J. Truncale, Hon. Sam S. Sheldon, and Sharon Israel
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