The Austin office hosted a reception celebrating World IP Day on May 3rd at Westwood Country Club, in Austin, TX.  Attendees were treated to interesting presentations by UT’s Austin’s 2016 Emerging Inventor of the Year, Dr. Hal Alper, who discussed his metabolic hijacking research and Dr. Nanshu Lu, who was recognized by MIT as one of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35, who discussed her research in the field of wearable electronics. Distinguished UT Professor Bone also chimed in on the role of intellectual property law in innovation and a regional representative from the USPTO spoke on the World IP Day initiative. Alison Frey (Member, Austin) organized and emceed the event. It was a well-attended event, drawing people from both the legal and business communities, and even local students. A great time and plenty of fun was had by all!