EDWIN FLORES, Ph.D., J.D. OF CHALKER FLORES, LLP IS AWARD RECIPIENT

The law firm of Chalker Flores, LLP is pleased to announce that Edwin Flores, Ph.D., J.D. was recently selected as the 2012 Food for Thought Award Recipient.

Each year the Food for Thought steering committee honors a local civic leader with an Award for significant contributions of service to our community. Prior award recipients include Daryl “Moose” Johnston, former NFL fullback and FOX game analyst; Ebby Halliday, founder and chairman of Ebby Halliday Real Estates, Inc.; and Jim Keyes, the CEO of Blockbuster, Inc.                    

Dr. Flores was born and reared in Mexico City, Mexico and is fully bilingual and bicultural. After completing high school at the American School in Mexico City, Dr. Flores earned his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin and his doctoral degree from Washington University in St. Louis in Immunology, both before the age of 26.  Dr. Flores earned his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

From May 2005 to June 2012, Dr. Flores served on the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Independent School District representing District 1.  During his tenure on the Dallas School Board, Dr. Flores chaired Committees on Employment Practices and Mediation, Policy, Board Ethics, Business and the STAR Employee Commission.  He also served as the co-chair of the Human Resources briefing where he was responsible for completely revamping the Human Resources division of the school district and the development of a new, comprehensive Teacher Evaluation System. Dr. Flores also served as the 2nd Vice-President of the Board.  Dr. Flores authored the district’s Ethics Policy, Transparency Policy, Schools Closing Policy and Sustainability Policy and co-authored a revised Reduction in Force policy and Leveling policies, which are the first in the State of Texas to allow Dallas ISD to retain its best teachers based on performance.

From December 2005 – December 2008, Dr. Flores served on the Advisory Council of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Flores has also recently completed a 4-year term on the prestigious Council of Councils of the NIH.

Dr. Flores has served on numerous community boards, including, the SMU Tate Lecture Series, The Tower Center Board, the Boy Scouts Circle 10 Council, Medical City Hospital Dallas, Good Shepherd Episcopal School and the Dallas Assembly, the Dallas Museum of Nature and SImagecience, the Dallas Historical Society, the Southwestern Medical Foundation.

Dr. Flores is the managing partner and founder of the Intellectual Property law firm of Chalker Flores LLP in north Dallas where he focuses his practice on biotechnology patent law.  Dr. Flores and his wife Jesica (also an attorney) have two children that attend Dallas ISD schools.

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About Chalker Flores, LLP:

Chalker Flores, LLP provides intellectual property, business, corporate and litigation legal services of the highest quality.  Founded by Dr. Edwin Flores and Daniel Chalker, additional partners include Scott Meyer, Chainey Singleton and Tom Jacks.  The lawyers of Chalker Flores, LLP provide big-firm expertise with boutique service and pricing.  Clients include individual inventors, start-ups, spin-offs, major national universities, research institutes and medium to large corporations.

If you would like more information about Chalker Flores, LLP, or to schedule an appointment please contact Cynthia Minchillo.

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Dallas IP Law Firm, Chalker Flores, LLP Successfully Prosecutes Patents

Chalker Flores, LLP, an intellectual property, business, corporate and litigation law firm in Dallas, Texas, successfully prosecuted several patents in January 2012. One patent, an electro-mechanical photochemical patent, issued in the United States and was titled “Methods to Fabricate a Photoactive Substrate Suitable for Shaped Glass Structures”. The patent issued January 17, 2012, U.S. Patent Reg. No. 8,096,147.

Chalker Flores also successfully prosecuted a computer and software digital electronics patent in the United States on behalf of one of its clients titled “System, Method and Apparatus for Electronic Ticketing”. The patent issued January 24, 2012, U.S. Patent Reg. No. 8,103,881.  On January 31, 2012, the USPTO issued a medical patent titled “Glycogen or Polysaccharide Storage Disease Treatment Method”. The patent issued as U.S. Patent Reg. No. 8,106,093.
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About Chalker Flores, LLP

Chalker Flores, LLP provides intellectual property, business, corporate and litigation legal services of the highest quality.  Founded by Dr. Edwin Flores and Daniel Chalker, additional partners include Scott Meyer, Chainey Singleton and Tom Jacks.  The lawyers of Chalker Flores, LLP provide big-firm expertise with boutique service and pricing.  Clients include individual inventors, start-ups, spin-offs, major national universities, research institutes and medium to large corporations.  If you would like more information about Chalker Flores, LLP, or to schedule an appointment please contact Tom Jacks at tjacks@chalkerflores.com or 214-866-0001.

Induced Infringement in Patent Cases after Akamai and McKesson

The Federal Circuit recently issued its opinion in Akamai Technologies, Inc., et al v. Limelight Networks, Inc. (Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts) and McKesson Technolgies, Inc. v. Epic Systems Corporation (Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia).  The Court ruled that aA party will now be liable for induced infringement if: (1) the party knows about the patent; (2) the party either (a) performs some of the steps of a patented method and induces another party to perform the remaining steps, or (b) induces another party to perform of all the steps of the patented method; and (3) all steps are performed by the combination of the party and the induced party (from 2(a)) or all steps are performed by the induced party (from 2(b)).  In other words, the fact that multiple parties are required to infringe a patented method is no longer a defense if there is knowledge of the patent and inducement.

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Chalker Flores, LLP provides intellectual property, business, corporate and litigation legal services of the highest quality.  Founded by Dr. Edwin Flores and Daniel Chalker, additional partners include Scott Meyer, Chainey Singleton and Tom Jacks.  The lawyers of Chalker Flores, LLP provide big-firm expertise with boutique service and pricing.  Clients include individual inventors, start-ups, spin-offs, major national universities, research institutes and medium to large corporations.  If you would like more information about Chalker Flores, LLP, or to schedule an appointment please contact Tom Jacks at tjacks@chalkerflores.com or 214-866-0001.

Dallas IP Law Firm, Chalker Flores, LLP Helps Clients Obtain Foreign Patents

In January of 2012, Chalker Flores, LLP, an intellectual property, business, corporate and litigation law firm in Dallas, Texas, helped obtain several foreign patents for its clients.

One patent titled titled “All Natural Multivitamin and Multimineral Dietary Supplement Formulations for Enhanced Absorption and Biological Utilization” was issued in New Zealand and in Australia.  The New Zealand Patent issued January 9, 2012, New Zealand Patent Reg. No. 570704.  The Australian patent issued January 25, 2012, Australia Patent Reg. No. 2006338273.
Chalker Flores, LLP also successfully prosecuted a pharmaceutical patent in Germany on behalf of one of its clients titled “Crystalline Drug Particles Prepared Using a Controlled Precipitation (Recrystallization) Process”.  The patent issued January 30, 2012, Germany Patent Reg. No. 603 39 491.4-08.

Chalker Flores, LLP provides intellectual property, business, corporate and litigation legal services of the highest quality.  Founded by Dr. Edwin Flores and Daniel Chalker, additional partners include Scott Meyer, Chainey Singleton and Tom Jacks. The lawyers of Chalker Flores, LLP provide big-firm expertise with boutique service and pricing.  Clients include individual inventors, start-ups, spin-offs, major national universities, research institutes and medium to large corporations.  If you would like more information about Chalker Flores, LLP, or to schedule an appointment please contact Tom Jacks at tjacks@chalkerflores.com or 214-866-0001.