Green energy, intellectual property, and a solar eclipse panel discussion

In celebration of the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse, join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – Texas Regional Office (TXRO) in collaboration with the Texas Intellectual Property Alliance (TXIPA) for a viewing event on Monday, April 8, at Polsinelli Law Firm in Dallas. 

The event will include an engaging panel discussion on developing green energy sources, particularly solar energy, using game-changing technologies or methods to address climate change. 

Panelists will include:

  • Aaron Wilson, CEO of Solar One
  • Anna Clark, Vice President and Sustainability Practice Leader, Cooksey Communications
  • Dr. Eva Szalkai Csaky, Executive Director of the Hunt Institute

Moderator: Hope Shimabuku, Regional Director of the USPTO’s Texas Regional Office

Following the panel discussion, step out onto Polsinelli’s terrace with a complimentary pair of eclipse glasses to view the total eclipse from 1:41-1:45 p.m. CT. Due to expected increases in traffic, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early. Lunch will be served at noon CT. Scheduled programming will extend from noon to 1:15 p.m. CT to provide ample time to view the eclipse.

Lunch provided by Texas Intellectual Property Alliance (TXIPA). You will have an option to join the panel discussion virtually available when you register. 

Register today

For questions about this event, email the USPTO's Texas Regional Office at or call 469-295-9000. 

Accessibility accommodation


If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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