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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


Warefta Hasan
Polsinelli PC

 Bert Jennings

Carlyn Burton, Moderator
Osha Bergman Watanabe & Burton LLP


The Hon. Peter Bray
U.S. District Court
Southern District of Texas

The Hon. Andrew M. Edison
U.S. District Court
Southern District of Texas 

The Hon. K. Nicole Mitchell
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of Texas 

Leisa Talbert Peschel, Moderator
Jackson Walker LLP

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

Ragen Doyle Benavides (The Ion Houston)
TOPIC: Startup Ecology in Houston

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

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

Hector Chavez (Steptoe LLP)
TOPIC: Patent Damages Update

Steve Christian (Chevron), Dwayne Mason, panel moderator (Greenberg Traurig, LLP), and Phyllis Turner-Brim (Hewlett-Packard Company)
TOPIC: Liability of High-Tech: AI and Other Issues

Michael Chu (U.S. Department of Justice)
TOPIC: IP Border Issues with Mexico

Tracy-Gene Durkin (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC)
TOPIC: Design Patent 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: USPTO 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

Jason Sander (LyondellBasell)
TOPIC: Cybersecurity

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

     ̶        Information Forthcoming

     ̶   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.


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Last updated on June 26, 2024