Interim Dean Aric Short; Harold McElhinny, partner at the San Francisco office of Morrison Foerster;
R. Bowen Loftin, president of Texas A&M University; Brian Holland, professor of law; Huyen Pham,
associate dean for faculty research & development and professor of law
Harold McElhinny, a partner at the San Francisco office of Morrison Foerster, spoke to a packed room of law school students, faculty and the greater Dallas/Fort Worth legal community during the Distinguished Practitioner Speaker Series on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at the Ashton Depot in Fort Worth.
McElhinny’s presentation, “Don’t Bother Me About Patents – I Have More Important Things to Think About,” centered on the 2012 Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics case in which he served as lead trial counsel in Apple’s billion-dollar victory over Samsung in both the Northern District of California and in the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Before McElhinny’s speech, Interim Dean Aric Short welcomed the attendees to the luncheon and thanked McElhinny for his participation. R. Bowen Loftin, president of Texas A&M University, followed Short’s remarks.
Huyen Pham, associate dean for faculty research & development and professor of law, introduced McElhinny’s presentation and noted that his experience in IP and patent law made him an ideal presenter to give his legal perspective.
Earlier in the day, McElhinny spoke to law students on the topic of “Big Case Issues that Don't Make the Papers.”
McElhinny is a trial lawyer who handles complex civil litigation on behalf of some of the world’s leading companies and was recently named one of the most influential lawyers in America.
The Distinguished Practitioner Speaker Series initiative, an institutional effort to bring legal experts to Texas A&M School of Law, is led by Huyen Pham, associate dean for faculty research & development and professor of law, and Casey Oliver, director of marketing and external affairs. Find out more here.