Kirby Drake Presents at State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting; Re-Elected as Secretary of State Bar IP Section

Klemchuk LLP, a leading intellectual property (IP) and technology law firm, announces that Kirby Drake, Partner, presented at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting on June 19, 2015 in San Antonio, Texas. Drake spoke at the Intellectual Property (IP) Section CLE on “Counseling Clients About the Perils and Pitfalls of Do-It-Yourself IP.” The presentation addressed how to counsel clients about the woes of do-it-yourself IP, particularly focusing on patents and trademarks, and provided tips for getting clients on the right path before/after they attempt to do it themselves.

“Economic considerations and the proliferation of information available on the Internet lead some clients down the pathway of do-it-yourself IP,” Drake said. “Whether going at it alone or seeking assistance from invention submission companies or other online legal solutions, clients that engage in do-it-yourself IP can cause themselves as well as the attorneys that they may later engage many problems down the road; it also can sometimes be more costly than just engaging an attorney in the first place.”

In addition to speaking at the Annual Meeting, Drake also was re-elected as Secretary of the State Bar IP Section. “I feel honored that IP Section has re-elected me to this position. It has been a pleasure to serve the Texas IP community in this position, and I look forward to the coming year,” Drake said.

The two-day Annual Meeting allowed Texas attorneys to participate in a range of CLEs for over 25 sections of law. Other topics addressed in the IP CLE included copyright and patent law updates, legal and brand protection issues in social media, as well as the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Aereo decision.

Read more about the perils and pitfalls of do-it-yourself IP here.

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