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40th Annual Fall Institute on Intellectual Property Law
September 19 – 21, 2024
The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa (Houston, Texas)

The 2024 Fall IP Institute will be held on Thursday, September 19th, starting mid-day, through Saturday, September 21st, ending mid-day, 2024, at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa.  The event is organized and held by both the UH Law Center’s Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law (IPIL) and the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA).  This is a major continuing legal education ("CLE") event attracting several hundred intellectual property professionals from across Texas and the nation.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for the 2024 Fall IP Institute, which is updated as needed.

Many thanks to our Sponsors

The current Fall IP Institute conference brochure can be found at this link: forthcoming

The registration page on the HIPLA site is forthcoming.

Check back here for more information and updates...

2024 Fall IP Institute speakers and topics


Andrei Iancu
Irell & Manella LLP
The Hon. Ryan T.  Holte U.S. Court of Federal Claims





The Hon. Nancy F. Atlas (ret.) (U.S. District Court – Southern District of Texas)
TOPIC: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Steve Borgman (Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP)
TOPIC: Section 101

Meg Boulware (Boulware & Valoir PLLC)
TOPIC: Trade Secret Update

Hector Chavez (Steptoe LLP)
TOPIC: Patent Damages Update

Igor Gorlach (King & Spalding LLP)
TOPIC: Texas New Data Privacy Laws

Rachel Greene (Greene IP, LLC)
TOPIC: How to Respond to a Challenging Office Action

Lawrence Hanson (The Law Office of Lawrence W. Hanson, P.C.)
TOPIC: Import/Export Issues in Technology

Danielle (DJ) Healey (Spencer Fane LLP)
TOPIC: Venue Considerations for IP and Licenses

Sharon Israel (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office)
TOPIC: PTO and International IP

Trevor Jefferson (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP)

Leela Madan (Madan Law PLLC)
TOPIC: Trademark Law Update

Professor Loren Mulraine (Belmont University College of Law)
TOPIC: Copyright Update

Pete Peterson (Law Offices of Gale R. Peterson PLLC)
TOPIC: Federal Circuit Patent Law – A Year in Review

Michael Silliman (Baker Botts L.L.P.)
TOPIC: Developing IP Issues in Energy Technology and Renewables 


     ̶   It will be an in-person event.

     ̶        The link for the event in the Whova app will be included in a subsequent Whova instructional email. Whova is available for both mobile and desktop/laptop computers.

     ̶        For assistance, please email IPIL@UH.EDU

     ̶        For assistance, please email IPIL@UH.EDU

     ̶        For assistance, please email IPIL@UH.EDU

     ̶        The Friday Keynote Luncheon is open to all registered attendees. When you register for the Fall IP Institute, select either “Will Attend” or “Not Able to Attend” so that the conference administrators can plan for your attendance at the luncheon. The fee for the luncheon is included in your conference registration.

     ̶   This course has not yet been approved by the State Bar of Texas.

     ̶        We do not submit for CLE beyond the State Bar of Texas. However, if you need a certificate of attendance for another state please email IPIL@UH.EDU for assistance.

     ̶        We expect most of the materials to be made available a week prior to the start of the event. Any material not available one week out will be posted as soon as possible.

     ̶        No, the speaker sessions will not be recorded. However, if a written paper is provided by the speaker it is accessible in the Whova app.

Last updated on February 12, 2024

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