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Contemporary Intellectual Property, Information, and Privacy Law
Raymond T. Nimmer
Leonard Childs Professor of Law
Distinguished Chair in Residence, UCP
Ray Nimmer was Leonard Childs Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center and co-director of the Houston Intellectual Property and Information Law Institute. He was also a Distinguished Chair in Residence at Universidad Catolica in Lisbon, Portugal.
Admitted to practice in Illinois, Texas, and the United States Supreme Court, Professor Nimmer had been a consultant to the National Science Foundation and the Office of the Legal Advisor of the U.S. State Department and a Fulbright Distinguished Chair of International Commercial Law. In addition to his expertise in technology issues, he was an expert in areas of business law. He was the co-Reporter to the Drafting Committee on Revision of U.C.C. Article 2 and the reporter for the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act (UCITA).
Professor Nimmer was the author of over twenty-five books and numerous articles, including a three-volume treatise on Information Law, a multi-volume book on the Law of Computer Technology, a treatise on Modern Licensing Law, and a multi-volume treatise on The Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions. He was a member of the American Law Institute, the Texas Bar Foundation, and the American College of Commercial Finance Attorneys, and a frequent speaker at programs in the U.S. and abroad in the areas of intellectual property, business and technology law.
Professor Nimmer was listed as among the Best Lawyers in America in intellectual property law and in information technology law, as well as in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Law, the International Who's Who of Internet Lawyers, the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, the Who of Intellectual Property Lawyers, and was listed in Martindale and Hubble as AV, Preeminent. The first edition of his book The Law of Computer Technology received a national book award from the Association of American Publishers in 1985.
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