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Webinar: Life After Arthrex

October 5 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

This program offeers 1 particpatory MCLE credit.

Presented by Patent Interest Group.


In Arthrex, the Supreme Court found the appointment of PTAB judges unconstitutional, but remedied this by finding PTAB decisions are reviewable by the Director.  During this webinar, we will discuss Arthrex’s implications and the USPTO’s guidance. 

Speakers: Kyrie Cameron and Jay Yates

Moderator: Sepp Zangeneh


Kyrie Cameron joined Patterson + Sheridan in 2015 and has since developed a diverse range of technical expertise, with emphasis on energy, oil and gas, and electronics and semiconductor technologies. Inspired by a love for science and strong family ties to the legal industry, Kyrie obtained her undergraduate in biology from Baylor University and immediately began carving out a reputation for herself at South Texas College of Law.

In addition to patent prosecution, Kyrie is a key player on the firm’s litigation team working side by side with lead trial lawyers on all matters, including filing complaints, preparing arguments, and drafting appellate briefs. Her infectious enthusiasm and passion for providing outstanding service have become hallmarks of her legal practice, positioning Kyrie as an emerging leader in Texas’ newest generation of female attorneys.

Outside of the firm, Kyrie is engaging in another passion of hers – coaching moot court at her alma mater. After serving as Chair of the Board of Advocates and participating in multiple competitions, she now works as an adjunct professor of appellate advocacy. Kyrie trains students in brief writing and oral advocacy, while leading them to success across the country. She is extremely proud to continue South Texas’ legacy as champions and ambassadors for advocacy education.

Jay Yates is a patent litigator with more than two decades of legal and industry experience. He has represented clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, managing every stage of a case and anticipating his clients’ needs along the way. Whether he’s serving clients in the energy, chemicals, retail, internet, banking or software industries, Jay tracks evolving intellectual property laws, helping clients solve a range of cutting-edge challenges.

As a patent prosecutor, Jay has handled a variety of matters including complex computer algorithms, oilfield modeling, artificial lifts, banking operations and simple mechanical devices. He has also worked on IP transactions, securing trademarks, as well as licensing and performing due diligence reviews for mergers, acquisitions and investment transactions.

Before his law career, Jay was a product marketing manager and engineer for more than eight years, contributing to a Silicon Valley technology company’s success from start-up to IPO to profitability. Previously, Jay served as general counsel for Texas State Senator Dan Patrick. During law school, he also worked as a legislative aide for State Representative Joe Crabb, as a committee clerk for the Texas House of Representatives and as a law clerk for the Texas Attorney General Office of Special Investigations.

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