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THE INSTITUTE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & INFORMATION LAW at the University of Houston Law Center acknowledges the generosity of the following sponsors and supporters.


Alonso PLLC
Arnold & Saunders, LLP
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Hughes
Blank Rome LLP
BMC Software, Inc.
Boulware & Valoir
Bracewell LLP
C. Tumey Law Group PLLC
Conley Rose, P.C.
Culotta Law Firm, PLLC
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Exxon Mobil Corporation
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
McKool Smith
Nielsen IP Law LLC
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP
Polsinelli PC
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

The Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA) offers with the Law Center's Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law (IPIL) each fall the Institute on Intellectual Property Law.
A history of this partnership is here.

HIPLA also is the exclusive benefactor for the Fall Lecture. A history of that event is here.

The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (Atlas IP Inn) is the benefactor for the Sponsored Scholarship Grants (SSG) program that is administered by IPIL. The program supports scholarship by judicial clerks and law professors in areas of intellectual property and information law. This partnership is described here.

SUPPORTERS: Web-and-Print Recognition

Yocel Alonso • Meg Boulware • Jennifer Carnahan • Anne Culotta
Ed Fein • Shawn Foster • Sarah Harris • Craig Joyce • Steve Koch • Irene Kosturakis • Bill LaFuze
Aaron Levine • Anthony Matheny • Scott Partridge • Colin Phillips • Anna Raimer • Peter and Sheila Strand Charitable Fund
Matt Todd • Greg R. Vetter • Andrew Weaver • Russell Wong

SUPPORTERS: Web-Only Recognition

Richard Aldrich • Elizabeth D. Alvarado • Bryce Barcelo • Allan Bullwinkel • Travis Earp
Katherine Franco • Bryan Galloway • Stephen Hodgson
Ira Jamshidi • Dwayne Mason • Ryan McBeth • William McSpadden
Palak Shah • Mark Shelley • Robert J. Ward • Ricardo Yepez

IPIL is grateful to all of its Sponsors and SupportersSponsors typically are organizations or firms.  Supporters are individuals.  All Supporters are recognized on the list of IPIL Sponsors and Supporters on the web.   Supporters who give $1,000 or more also are recognized, along with Sponsors, on the next cycle of IPIL’s print marketing.

For information about giving to IPIL, please use this link or contact IPIL's Program Director at (713) 743-2180 (or email to