UH Law Center partners with Andrews Kurth for the IPIL Spring Lecture

Nationally ranked Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law to host Stanford law professor as inaugural speaker in 2016

Mark A. Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor, Stanford Law School
Director, Stanford Program in Law, Science, and Technology

May 28, 2015,  – The University of Houston Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) and the Andrews Kurth law firm announced today that the firm is the new principal sponsor of the Institute’s spring lecture series.

The first speaker will be Mark Lemley, the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology.

Lemley teaches intellectual property, computer and Internet law, patent law, trademark law, antitrust, and remedies. He is the author of seven books and nearly 150 articles on these and related subjects, including the two-volume treatise “IP and Antitrust.” His lecture will be held on March 24, 2016.

“Mark Lemley is clearly among the most influential legal scholars of his generation in the fields of intellectual property and information law,” said Professor Craig Joyce, co-director (with Professor Greg Vetter) for IPIL. 

“Andrews Kurth is pleased to partner with the IPIL as the new sponsor of the Spring Lecture, a premier annual event with an already great history,” said senior partner Jeff Dodd, a 1979 graduate of the UH Law Center and president of the University of Houston Law Foundation Board of Directors.
“We look forward, with IPIL, to an even more robust future.  The lecture’s motto says it all: A Service and Tribute to Houston and the Region’s Distinguished IP Bar,” Dodd said.

The Institute is consistently ranked in the nation’s Top 10 programs by U.S. News & World Report in its annual survey. Among its areas of service to the public is to promote study, research and writing on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and information law. Houston, the fourth-largest city in the country with vital energy, medicine, and aerospace industries, is one of the nation’s largest markets for the practice of intellectual property and information law.

University of Houston Law Center Media Contacts: Carrie Anna Criado, UH Law Center Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, 713-743-2184, cacriado@central.uh.edu; John T. Kling, UH Law Center Communications Manager, 713-743-8298, jtkling@central.uh.edu; or Stephen B. Jablonski, Multimedia Specialist, 713-743- 1634, sbjablon@central.uh.edu.

About the University of Houston

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 40,900 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.

About the University of Houston Law Center

The University of Houston Law Center is the leading law school in the nation's fourth-largest city. Founded in 1947, it is a top-tier institution awarding Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees. The Law Center is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools.
About the Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law

The Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL), founded nearly three decades ago, is the nation's third oldest academic program for the study of intellectual property law and information law.  A projection of the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC), IPIL annually ranks among the Top 10 in national assessments of IP program quality.  For information about IPIL's courses, faculty, scholarship, programs, and services to its many constituencies, please visit http://www.law.uh.edu/ipil/.

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