Klemchuk Kubasta LLP’s Austin Champion to Present to Dallas Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section

Klemchuk Kubasta LLP (KK LLP), a leading full-service intellectual property (IP) law firm, announces that attorney Austin Champion will be a featured speaker at this month’s Dallas Bar Association (DBA) IP section CLE event at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Belo Mansion. The topic of Austin’s presentation is “Seeking and Avoiding Stays of Litigation Pending Post-AIA Patent Reviews.” Under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), defendants in in district court litigation are allowed to institute a concurrent trial proceeding before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to review the patentability of claims asserted in litigation. Seeking a stay of litigation pending patent review can be an effective strategy in many cases. However, stays are not automatic, and are often denied.

Austin’s presentation will discuss the statutory and common-law bases for stays pending patent review proceedings before the PTAB. The presentation will also analyze the effectiveness of motions to stay pending patent review and the variety of factors that may help or hurt a litigant’s chances of seeking or avoiding a stay of litigation. Finally, the presentation will offer practical tips for obtaining a successful result.

“We are proud that Austin is presenting at this month’s CLE event, and know that guests will benefit from his presentation,” said Darin Klemchuk, Managing Partner at Klemchuk Kubasta LLP. “He is an outstanding representation of our firm.”

This is Austin’s first presentation to the DBA IP section. At Klemchuk Kubasta LLP, Austin’s practice focuses on business and IP litigation including the prosecution and defense of claims for fraud, false advertising, unfair competition, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties as well as patent, copyright and trademark infringement and violations of the Lanham Act.

The DBA IP Section hosts monthly CLE seminars at the Belo Mansion, located at 2101 Ross Avenue. Seminars are open to all DBA members. Information on upcoming presentations is available at www.dbaip.com.

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