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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
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Hughes Company
Blank Rome LLP
Boulware & Valoir
Bracewell LLP
C. Tumey Law Group PLLC
Cabello Hall Zinda, PLLC
Conley Rose, P.C.
Culotta Law Firm, PLLC
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
McKool Smith
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Nielsen IP Law LLC
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP
Polsinelli PC
Porter Hedges LLP
Saunders McKeon PLLC
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.

IPIL is able to produce quality materials for the Houston Law Review through its National Conference held in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

IPIL’s National Conference
is supported by the following benefactors:

Primary Benefactor:  Anne Marie Culotta (J.D. ’09, LL.M. ’15)
Secondary Benefactor:  Margaret (“Meg”) A. Boulware (J.D. ’76)

SUPPORTERS: Web-and-Print Recognition

Jeff Andrews • James Beebe • Meg Boulware • Allan Bullwinkel • Anne Culotta • Timothy Donoughue
Ed Fein • Sarah Harris • Stephen Hodgson • Craig Joyce • Steve Koch • Irene Kosturakis • Aaron Levine
Dwayne Mason • Scott Partridge • Colin Phillips • Anna Raimer • Mark Shelley
Peter and Sheila Strand Charitable Fund • Matt Todd • Greg R. Vetter • Andrew Weaver • Russell Wong

SUPPORTERS: Web-Only Recognition

Richard Aldrich • Bryce Barcelo • David Fifield
Shawn Foster • Steve Maule • Chris Ponder
Sarah Ring
Tera Stone • 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