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The Houston Intellectual Property Law Association is an organization of Intellectual Property lawyers and law student affiliates primarily in the Houston, Texas area. Through regular meetings, sponsored CLE opportunities, and amicus briefs, HIPLA promotes the development and understanding of Intellectual Property Law.

starSpecial Notice

Urgent Notice to Members of the Houston Intellectual Property Community Displaced in Home and/or Office by Hurricane Harvey:

HIPLA wishes each of our members and their families well in this difficult time of repair and recovery from Hurricane Harvey. While there is no doubt that Houston will recover from this disaster, there are members of our IP community who have been impacted by this storm and who will continue to be for months to come. We encourage all members of the community to help one another in any way possible, and wish for those community members who have been displaced at home and/or at work to know the following:

  1. The Barbara MG Lynn American Inn of Court would like to help displaced Houston area IP attorneys find office space or other resources in Dallas. If you need assistance please contact Stacey White, president of the Barbara MG Lynn Inn (214.802.6501 or staceygwhite@gmail.com). Judge White has asked me to convey to you the following: "The Dallas community stands with you during this difficult time."
  2. Dennemeyer IP will be offering free administrative services to displaced attorneys and corporate legal departments for three months: "Dennemeyer will provide, without charging any service fee, three months of IP Docketing services, three months of U.S. Trademark Filing services and three months of services to administer foreign Patent Filings to those in the greater Houston area." More information on this service can be found at the following here.

As HIPLA is notified of additional service providers available to assist we will endeavor to get that information out to our membership. In the interim, on behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish you Godspeed. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have a specific need and we will do our best to assist you.

With Warm Regards,

Elizabeth W. King
President

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The August luncheon has been rescheduled to September 7.
Information and registration here

Registration is open for the 33rd Annual Institute on Intellectual Property, which will be held in Galveston at Moody Gardens from October 5-7, 2017. In association with the University of Houston's Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law, we have an exciting program this year featuring practical pointers on IP litigation and prosecution strategies, a judicial panel, and our keynote speaker: Scott Boalick, Deputy Chief Judge on the PTAB.
Register here.
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The HIPLA membership database is self-managing via a password-protected process. Go to the administrative page to have your password emailed to you. Then update your own membership information yourself!

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