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Intellectual Property Law Section

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association offers monthly lunch time CLE seminars generally on the 4th Friday of each month (excluding November).  The seminars are held at the Belo Mansion of the Dallas Bar Association, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201.

We also offer special member CLE and networking events from time to time.  Please always consult the section website for the most updated meeting and event information and details -

Section Officers:

Name: Shannon Bates
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Harper Bates & Champion LLP
Firm Address: 1717 Main Street, Suite 3550 
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-238-8400

Name: Scott Hemingway
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Hemingway & Hansen LLP
Firm Address: 1700 Pacific Ave., Ste. 4800
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-292-8300

Name: Robert H. Johnston III
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Hubbard Johnston, PLLC
Firm Address: 4849 Greenville Ave., Ste. 1490
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75206
Business Phone: 214-220-9900

Name: David Taylor
Officer Position: Treasuer
Firm: SMU Dedman School of Law
Firm Address: 3315 Daniel Ave, Storey Hall, Room 207
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75205
Business Phone: 214-768-1685

Name: Colin Cahoon
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Carstens & Cahoon, LLP
Firm Address: 13760 Noel Road, Ste. 900
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75240
Business Phone: 972-367-2001

Name: Cheryl Camin Murray
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Firm Address: 1717 Main St Ste 3750
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 214-765-3600

Section Membership


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $35.00 membership fee to:
Dallas Bar Association
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  


Section Downloads:

Please go to the CLE calendar at the section website for copies of presentations and talks presented at the monthly CLE meetings -

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