AS PART OF THE UH LAW CENTER, accredited by the American Bar Association, the Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law is located in one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the United States. Houston is among the top five markets in the United States for intellectual property and information lawyers, with thousands of these specialists working in corporations, law firms, and universities. Indeed, the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association is among the most influential IP bar organizations in the country, boasting many past and present leaders of national IP advocacy groups along with its active amicus and continuing legal education activities.
In addition to world-class law firms serving clients from Houston to Hong Kong and from Silicon Valley to Singapore, Houston hosts numerous multinational corporations and organizations that generate intellectual property: Exxon Mobil, Shell, NASA, many information technology companies, and the distinguished institutions of the Texas Medical Center are just a few. UH’s strong presence in the region produces significant research opportunities for faculty and students alike. For more information on Houston, visit www.houstontx.gov or see the assessment here.