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Scholarships:

The IEEE Power & Energy Society is offering up to $7,000 and assistance with career experience opportunities to qualifying electrical engineering students. The application closes on 30 June 2019

Eligibility details:   IEEE PES Scholarship


May 28th Technical Meeting: Lessons Learned as an Expert Witness 

Abstract:
 Consulting on patent litigation is a combination of language interpretation and technical evaluation, testing, writing and instruction, all set in the context of a legal system and a myriad of personalities.  This IEEE talk will introduce the basics of patent litigation and discuss select projects that demonstrate technical facets of such consulting activities, including claim interpretation and developing appropriate product testing strategies.  Dr. Fernald will also share real-life situations and challenges he’s encountered in his 13+ years working on such projects.



Speaker : Dr. Kenneth W Fernald

Dr. Kenneth Fernald holds MS and Ph.D. EE degrees from North Carolina State University and is a former Fellow at Silicon Laboratories.  Ken has also worked at Keterex, Zilker Labs, Intermedics, Analog Devices, NASA, and the Naval Research Laboratory, and has 30+ years experience in designing electronic circuits and systems.  While serving as CTO at Zilker Labs, Ken co-authored the PMBus™ Power System Management Protocol Specification.  Ken holds over 60 patents and has authored or co-authored over 20 articles, presentations, and seminars.  Since 2006, Ken as served part-time as a technical consultant on over 60 patent related projects.

Location: Cover 3, 2700 W Anderson Ln #202, Austin, TX 78757

Check In, order dinner – 6:30 to 7:00 PM
Social/Business Items – 7:00 to 7:30 PM
Program  – 7:30 to 8:30 PM

RSVPs appreciated: Register via Vtools to save time when you arrive. https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/199054

Cover Charge: We pay Cover 3 to use their private meeting room and ask that all attendees help defray our costs by ordering dinner or paying a $20 cover charge.

IEEE student members: We will reimburse up to $20 of meal expense for IEEE student members; take your receipt to the Treasurer after the meeting

News:
IEEE PI2 Austin Chapter Committee member Dr. Hao Zhu is part of the UT Austin Solar Critical Infrastructure Energization (SOLACE) System project led by EPRI, with Dr. Alex Huang and Dr. Surya Santoso.
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April Tech meeting: Interesting and interactive!
Scott Hinson, CTO of Pecan Street, Inc., discussed Pecan Street’s projects in the cleaner energy, including insights from in-depth analysis on project results, some of which were unexpected and modified approaches to solutions. Great Q&A afterwards …

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Happy 55th Anniversary to PI2! Our Industry Applications Society arm was formed 55 years ago as the first IEEE IAS chapter. Thank you to Dave Durocher, Editor-In-Chief of IAS Magazine, for travelling to Austin to present us a certificate, and for being a Sponsor for our 2-day Workshop.

     

Upcoming Events

Tue 28

IEEE PI2 Austin, May 2019, Tech Meeting, “Lessons learned as an expert witness: Case studies in patent litigation “

May 28 @ 11:30 pm - May 29 @ 1:30 am CDT
2700 W Anderson Lane TX
United States
Jun 13

IEEE PI2 Austin, June 2019, ChapComm, Officers Meeting

June 13 @ 4:59 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
2700 W Anderson Lane TX
United States
Jun 20

IEEE PI2 Austin, Tour of Teco-Westinghouse and PELS Anniversary Celebration

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm CDT
Round Rock TX
United States
Jun 25

Weather Effects on Radio Communications

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Austin TX
United States
Jul 23

Applications of Synchrophasor Technology for Grid Operations

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
Austin TX
United States

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