Upcoming events

    • April 25, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Rice University

     Join AIPLA to learn the most up-to-date information on US Patent Office Practice, including implementation of the USPTO’s Section 101 and 112 Guidelines and patent quality improvements, and trial practice before the PTAB, with interactive sessions with administrative patent judges and expert practitioners

    The program includes an interview with the

    Chief Judge of the PTAB, Hon. Scott R. Boalick.

    For more information and to register visit

    AIPLA's website

    HIPLA members pay the same registration fee as AIPLA members for this event.

    • May 07, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Morton's Steakhouse
    • 49

    The Supreme Court's Term in Intellectual Property

    George Webb

    Industry Relations Director, Rice University


    Registration begins at 11:30 am 

    Election and Lunch at 12:00 noon

    1 Hour MCLE Accredited

     1001 McKinney Street, Houston, TX 77002

    Spinach Salad

    Grilled Ribeye

    with Galic Butter Mashed Potatoes or Brussel Sprouts

    Chicken Christopher

    with Sauteed Garlic Green Beans

    Salmon Filet

    with Garlic Beurre Blanc and Masshed Potatoes 

    Double Chocolate Mousse or


    For dietary restrictions/requests, please contact

    Viddy Harris at vharris@pattersonsheridan.com no later than May 3

    Reservation Policy:

    Registration (for individuals and groups) must be done on-line and payment must be made by credit card through the secure HIPLA website. All members and their guests are encouraged to register early so that an accurate count of attendees is available. All reservations for monthly luncheon meetings are due by 12:00 PM, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Registrations may be limited to space available at the chosen venue. Phone and facsimile reservations are not accepted. Members may invite guests, but are requested to include their name when responding with reservation information.


    Reservations must be cancelled by 10:00 am three days prior to the event. Email cancellation to Viddy Harris atVHarris@pattersonsheridan.com. You are responsible for payment of any reservation not canceled before 10:00 am three days in advance of the event.

    • May 23, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Hermann Park Golf Course


    • Shotgun start at 1:00 am
    • Lunch available from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Dinner and prizes post tournament

    The HIPLA Golf Tournament is open to HIPLA members and their guests, any member of a firm or corporate legal department with a HIPLA member, and sponsor’s employees and guests.

    Cost:  $70/player, $260/foursome before May 16th ($80/player, $300/foursome after May 16th) 

    Tournament Format: Four person best ball scramble, that is four people on a team, after each hit, the "best" ball is selected, and the other three pick up and play the next shots within a club length of the best ball.

    Questions? Interested in a Hole Sponsorship? Please contact Rob Green, Tournament Committee Chair, at rlgreen@winston.com or at 713-651-2603.

This calendar is intended to be a public resource for IP events of interest to the Houston IP community. It may contain information about events that are not sponsored or sanctioned by HIPLA. For the latest status of any non-HIPLA events, please check directly with the sponsor of the event. If you have would like to notify us about IP events to be added to our calendar, please contact the HIPLA Website Chair.

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