DALLAS – Nov. 10, 2014 Klemchuk Kubasta LLP (KK LLP), a leading full-service intellectual property (IP) law firm, is proud that KK LLP partner and member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Kirby Drake, is serving as the General Chair for the ACS Southwest Regional Meeting (SWRM 2014) being held November 19 – 22, 2014 at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.


“I am honored to represent Klemchuk Kubasta LLP and the American Chemical Society by serving as General Chair for SWRM 2014,” said Drake. “The meeting is an invaluable experience for those in our region who wish to learn about the latest trends and innovations within the chemical industry.”


SWRM 2014 is an annual meeting that includes numerous technical sessions touching on all areas of chemistry. Technical sessions will delve into timely topics such as climate change, chemical education, innovation and patenting, natural products, and computational chemistry.


However, this year, SWRM 2014 also provides cutting edge business sessions including a session concerning patent pro bono assistance for independent inventors and entrepreneurs, featuring retired Texas Supreme Court Justice, Craig T. Enoch, who is now managing member of Enoch Kever PLLC, Kelly Jackson who is Director for the AIA Pro Bono Patent Assistance Program for the Texas Region, Wes Jurey, President and CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and Erik Metzger of Intel Corporation.


“We hope that by having sessions like the patent pro bono assistance program panel independent inventors and entrepreneurs can be equipped with the information they need to protect their product,” said Drake. “Our goal is to ensure panel attendees are aware of cost effective means that are available to safeguard their inventions.”


SWRM 2014 also will feature a session on business issues, including presentations related to patents and licensing, angel investing options, and business valuation. In addition, SWRM 2014 includes significant programming focused on career development, including career pathways, preparing for life after graduate school, resume review sessions, and several networking opportunities to connect people at all stages in their careers.


About Klemchuk Kubasta LLP:

Klemchuk Kubasta LLP is a Dallas-based IP boutique law firm that offers comprehensive intellectual property legal services, including litigation and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property as well as registration and licensing of patents, trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights.  The firm also provides legal services relating to domain names, e-commerce, privacy policies, social media, Internet law, commercial and business litigation and technology transactions. Attorneys at Klemchuk Kubasta LLP bring a variety of different skill sets to the firm, creating a unique, collaborative environment centered on providing exceptional client service through a compelling corporate culture. The firm is dedicated to improving the community through several local organizations including My Possibilities, Carry the Load, The Shoulders of Giants and The Birthday Party Project, among others. Additional information about the firm and its attorneys may be found at


About SWRM 2014:

SWRM 2014 is the Southwestern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, which will take place in Fort Worth on November 19-22. The meeting will offer a wide variety of events including workshops and symposia. To learn more about SWRM 2014, visit



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