Press Release

Institute for Law and Technology Appoints Clint Wilkins as New Advisory Board Vice Chair

May 04, 2022

The Center for American and International Law’s (CAIL) Institute for Law and Technology (ILT) today announced the appointment of Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Clint Wilkins, Ph.D., to succeed Larry K. Bassuk as vice chair of ILT’s advisory board.


Clint’s practice focuses primarily on patent law and leverages his engineering background and industry experience in research and development to help clients with patent post-grant proceedings, patent preparation and prosecution, patent litigation support, and related counseling. He advises clients spanning multiple technologies, including telecommunications, consumer electronics, medical devices, and chemical manufacturing.


ILT is a national forum on intellectual property (IP) and technology-related legal issues of policy and practice affecting counsel and companies, providing its member with continuing education and professional opportunities such as annual conferences, seminars, and other membership activities. ILT members include leading national and international corporations, law firms, attorneys, and professors.


"We are excited to welcome Clint as ILT's new advisory board vice chair," said Wendy Smith Castellana, director of ILT and CAIL vice president. "Not only is Clint well-respected in the Dallas legal community, but his expertise in technology and IP law, together with his proven interest in the growth of ILT over the years, make him the perfect choice for this role." 


Clint has served on the ILT planning committee for the organization’s annual conference on IP law for many years and as a module chair for the conference since 2019.


"I am honored and excited to work with Justice John Browning, Wendy Castellana, and the rest of the team to help promote and advance the mission of ILT to provide exceptional educational and professional opportunities at the intersection of law and technology,” Clint said. “I am humbled by the opportunity and look forward to serving the ILT community in this new role."


ILT was founded in Dallas in 2003 as the newest division of CAIL, a prominent international nonprofit educational institution for lawyers, judges, and law enforcement professionals. Go to to learn more.