Munck Wilson Mandala lawyer shares patent prosecution insights

DALLAS – Attorney Michael Rodriguez of the Dallas-based technology law firm, Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming 52nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law at The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) in Plano, Texas.

Mr. Rodriguez will lead a discussion on “Patent Prosecution Best Practices,” which will include an examination of foreign patent application processes, as well as strategies for dealing with Rule 101 rejections by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

This year’s conference is co-chaired by Dallas attorney Marc A. Hubbard of Hubbard Law, PLLC, and David O. Taylor, Assistant Professor at the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

In addition to Mr. Rodriguez, other conference speakers include USPTO Chief of Staff Andrew C. Byrnes, Judge Roy Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Conference highlights will include:

Intellectual Property Law: The year in review
Living with the new 35 U.S.C. §102
Discovery in patent litigation
AIA post-grant proceedings
Copyright clearance issues

The Conference on Intellectual Property Law will take place Nov. 10-11 at The Center for American and International Law, 5201 Democracy Drive, in Plano. Please visit for full details and registration information.

Munck Wilson Mandala is a technology-focused law firm with offices in Dallas and Marshall, Texas, with an emphasis on patent, trade secret and other intellectual property disputes. The firm offers full-service counsel in the areas of intellectual property litigation, complex commercial litigation, intellectual property portfolio development, corporate transactions and securities, and employment law. Munck Wilson Mandala represents clients from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies. Learn more about the firm at

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