Upcoming events

    • September 13, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • University of Houston Law Center


    One-day IP & licensing basics course Sept. 13 at UH Law Center, by LES Houston chapter

    On Friday, September 13, at the UH Law Center, the Houston chapter of the Licensing Executives Society USA/Canada will again present a one-day, highly-interactive CLE program, "IP & Licensing Basics," which has been developed over a number of years by LES in the U.S. and other countries.  The program is again co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property and Information Law Institute at UH Law Center; this year we welcome the Houston Bar Association as a new co-sponsor.  CLE credit of 6.5 hours is expected, as in past years.  The program always gets very-high marks from attenders, in no small part because of its interactive nature (including a license-negotiation game).  It's especially well-suited for non-specialists, including for example admins, paralegals, and other non-lawyers, who would like to get a basic overview of intellectual property law and how IP licensing works.  It's a bargain, too: The maximum late-registration cost is $295, including breakfast, lunch, and "afterparty." REGISTER HERE

    Please note this is not a HIPLA event. Additional information about this course is available on the LES Website.

    • September 26, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • September 28, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston, Texas

    HIPLA and the University of Houston IPIL are planning an exciting, not-to-be-missed program for 2019.  This year's Institute will feature keynote speaker The Honorable Jimmie Reyna of the Federal Circuit and diversity breakfast speaker The Honorable James Graves of the Fifth Circuit, and many more outstanding speakers and panelists.

    The program has been approved for 14.25 hours, including 2.5 ethics hours, of Texas Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas.

    Early Registration is now open through September 6, 2019.  Renew your HIPLA membership today!

    HIPLA members: $595

    Government or in-house HIPLA members: $495

    Non-HIPLA members: $695

    Click Here to view the Program Brochure for the 2019 Institute.

    Click Here to View Past Institute Programs.

    Special Events

    Evening Reception (6:00 PM) - To be held at Moody Gardens Hotel.  Mingle with fellow attendees over drinks and heavy appetizers.  Reception sponsored by StoneTurn.

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019
    Diversity Breakfast (7:30-9:00 AM) -  Featuring guest speaker Judge James Graves.

    Keynote Luncheon (12:00-1:15 PM) - Featuring speaker Judge Jimmie Reyna.  Not included with conference registration.  Tickets sold separately. 

    Wine and Cheese Event (6:00 PM) -  Featuring renowned sommelier Sean Beck.  Not included with conference registration.  Tickets sold separately.


    HIPLA thanks its gracious sponsors for making the Fall Institute possible.  If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email Fall Institute Chair Albert Liou at aliou@jonesday.com.  Sponsorships start at $1,500 and include one complimentary admission to the Fall Institute, among other benefits.

    Premium Event Sponsors

    Conference Registration: Edmonds & Cmaidalka

    Mobile App: Dennemeyer & Co.

    Thursday Evening Reception: StoneTurn

    Friday Morning Break: Fish & Richardson

    Friday Afternoon Break: Osha Liang LLP

    Saturday Breakfast: Jones Day


    Baker Botts L.L.P.

    Boulware & Valoir

    Duff and Phelps

    Greenberg Traurig, LLP

    Kirkland & Ellis LLP

    Legal Advantage, LLC

    Locke Lord LLP

    National Association of Patent Practitioners

    Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

    Patent Designs

    Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

    Techson IP

    Thompson & Knight LLC

    Winstead PC


    Speakers' papers will be provided in an electronic format via our Conference mobile app.  You may purchase the materials without attending the conference for the fee specified on the registration form.


    Refunds will be made only if they are requested in writing no later than September 6, 2019.


    If you have any questions about the program, please call the UH Law Center's Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law at 713.743.2180.


    The Institute will be held at the luxurious and convenient Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston. The Moody Gardens Hotel is located in Galveston, Texas, on Hope Boulevard. From Houston, take I-45 South and exit at 61st Street. Turn right on 61st Street and again on Stewart Road. From Stewart Road, stay in the right lane to go onto Jones Road. Turn right onto Hope Boulevard. The hotel will be on your right.

    Moody Gardens Hotel
    7 Hope Boulevard
    Galveston Island, Texas 77554
    888.388.8484 or 409.741.8484

    Fall Institute Special Rates available through September 4, 2019.
    Room Rate: $149/night
    Suite Rate:  $350/night

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