Jackson Walker congratulates Houston partner Leisa Talbert Peschel on her election as the 2019-2020 Chair-Elect of the State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section, which was announced at the Texas Bar’s Annual Meeting on June 14, 2019. Prior to her selection as Chair-Elect, Leisa served on the Section’s Council as 2018–2019 Vice-Chair and 2016–2018 Secretary.
The State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section focuses on educating Texans about intellectual property, connecting lawyers and law students across the state, and serving others by offering pro bono workshops, scholarships, and support for STEM activities in Texas. The Section includes four substantive law committees—Copyright, Patent, Trademark, and Trade Secrets—and over a dozen member services committees.
In addition to being named Chair-Elect, Leisa serves on the Planning Committee for the 15th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course held July 18–19, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas. During the course, she will present “Structuring Indemnification Provisions for Patent Infringement” with Stephen P. Koch on July 19.
More information can be found in the course brochure.
Leisa Talbert Peschel is an intellectual property trial lawyer and counselor with considerable experience litigating intellectual property matters. Leisa has been involved in cases dealing with a wide array of technologies, including Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), biotechnology research tools, chemical compositions, audio compression technology, display technologies, plastics, pipe thread compounds, blow-out preventers, security systems, computer software methods, and electronics.
Leisa is also a frequent author and speaker on intellectual property law topics, including corporate patent policies, patent infringement defenses (including section 101 and 112 defenses), licensing, indemnification, patent damages, patent reform, concurrent district court litigation and post-grant review proceedings, standing, e-discovery, the intersection of science and the law, and design patent infringement.
In 2017, Leisa was admitted to the Texas Bar College, an honorary society of lawyers chartered by the Texas Supreme Court in 1981.