Recent News

August 28, 2014 Marc Hubbard has been appointed Adjunct Clinical Professor of Law at the SMU Dedman School of Law and Director of its new Patent Clinic for the 2014-2015 academic year. He will be organizing the clinic and supervising law students participating in the clinic. The Patent Clinic has been certified as part of the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Law School Clinic Certification Pilot program. The certification allows law students enrolled at SMU to practice IP law before the USPTO under guidance of a faculty supervisor.

March 20, 2014 Marc Hubbard addressed the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Law Section at its 27th Annual Advanced Intellectual Property Law Course on the topic of "I'm So Confused - What's Prior Art Now?" The presentation highlighted critical changes to what qualifies as "prior art" after the 2011 America Invents Act switched the US patent system from a first-to-invent to a first-to-file system.

November 11, 2013 Marc Hubbard chaired the Technology, Licensing, & IP Rights Module at the 51st Annual Intellectual Property Conference of the Institute of Law and Technology of The Center for American and International Law on November 11-12, 2013.

October 25, 2013 Marc Hubbard addressed the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Intellectual Property Law Association in Washington, D.C. on the topic of protecting computer application programming interfaces under copyright law in connection with the case of Oracle v. Google.

October, 2013 Marc Hubbard wrote about recent Supreme Court cases finding that certain types of inventions are not eligible for patenting in an article, "Is this something that I can patent?" published by the Dallas Bar Association in the October 2013 edition of its monthly periodical, Headnotes.

October, 2013 Marc Hubbard began a two year term as chair of the Patent Law Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association on October 24, 2013.