Chaz De La Garza is a frequent speaker and writer on a variety of litigation and IP topics, including:

“CONTACTING THE OTHER SIDE’S WITNESSES – SEEKING PROPER BALANCE BETWEEN ETHICAL CONDUCT AND ZEALOUS ADVOCACY”

Pending Publication.  Prints Available upon Request. (2015)

“Effective Depositions”

Minneapolis Program, Hispanic National Bar Association. (2007)

“Trials & Arbitrations”

Practical Tips on Enforcing and Defending Patents, American Bar Association. (2006)

“Bench & Bar Panel Discussions: Patent Litigation Hot Topics And Practical Tips”

19th Annual IP Law Conference, American Bar Association. (2004)

“Licensing Do’s and Don’ts”

8th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, University of Texas School of 
Law. (2003)

“Litigation Prospective on Licensing”

PLI IP License 2003. (2003)

“Trade Dress Protection – Has the Law Gone Too Far?”

18th Annual IP Law Conference, American Bar Association (2002) 
Litigation IP Primer, Advanced Civil Trial Course, Texas State Bar. (2003)

“What Do In-House Counsel Want From Their IP Firms?”

Presented at the University of Texas School of Law in association with 
The Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal & The Texas IP Law Society. (2002)

“Festo: A Trial Lawyer’s View”

Issues in the New Millennium and Beyond, Fulbright & Jaworski 
Breakfast Seminar Series. (2002)

“Opinions of Counsel in Defense of Willfulness: The Nudge, Nudge . . . Wink, 
Wink of Patent Litigation or a Legitimate Safe Business Harbor?

Patents, the Evolving Law and the CAFC, Minnesota State Bar Association. (2000)

“Experts: From Daubert to Goeb and Beyond”

Patents, the Evolving Law and the CAFC, Minnesota State Bar 
Association. (2000)

“Former Employees – Some Are Too Hot To Handle”

MIPLA Stampede, Minnesota State Bar Association. (2000)

“Preparation for Patent Litigation”

MIPLA Litigation in Intellectual Property Cases, Minnesota State Bar 
Association. (1999)

“Offers for Sale as Acts of Patent Infringement”

IP Law Seminar, National CLE Conference. (1998)

“How Has Markman Impacted Trials?”

Civil Litigation Seminar, National CLE Conference. (1997)

“Trade Dress Protection – Has the Law Gone Too Far?”

IP Law Seminar, National CLE Conference. (1997)

“Controlling the Cost of Discovery”

University of Houston, Advanced Evidence and Discovery Institute. (1996)

“Markman: A Good Decision?”

State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program. (1996)

“Recent Decisions Applying Texas State Law”

Texas State Bar Annual Meeting. (1996)

“Trademark and Other Intellectual Property Issues in the United States”

Monterrey Mexico Business Lawyers. (1995)

“Nutrasweet is Still Blue But the United States Supreme Court Rules That Color 
Per Se Is Protectable As A Trademark”

California IP Journal (co-author with Christine Hoang). (1995)

“Positioning the Jury Case for a Favorable Verdict: Mock Trials, Voir Dire and 
Shadow Jurors”

American Bar Association Annual Meeting. (1993)

“Effective Voir Dire: An Important Element of Winning”

Houston Intellectual Property Law Association. (1992)

“Decision on Patentability of Algorithms Is Test For Federal Circuit” 


The National Law Journal (co-authored with W. David 
Westergard). (Oct. 12, 1992)


”Product Simulation: Do You Dare Go All The Way?”


(1995) Paper updated (1988) Reprinted: Chapter 4.1, Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Unfair Competition (publication of Business Laws, Inc., Ohio) State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program Publication. (1987)

“Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law: A Primer for the Licensing Executive”

International Licensing and Negotiations for the Technology Manager, The Center for Professional Advancement (2000), State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program (1990 – 1995),  International Licensing and Negotiations for the Technology Manager (1988 – 1993), courses in New Jersey, Florida and The Hague, The Center for Professional Advancement, National Innovation Workshop (1989), Texas Technology Transfer Association Annual Conference (1988)

“Damages for Patent Infringement”


Society of University Patent Administrators Annual Conference. (1989)

“Recent Developments in Trademark Law”

Paper presented at American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting and published in selected papers (1987 – 1988), State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (1985 – 1986), papers presented and published at Houston Intellectual Property Law Association/State Bar of Texas Fall Institute (1984 – 1985, 1985 – 1986, 1986 – 1987), papers presented to South Tex. College of Law Student (1981 – 1983)