Patent Agents and Intellectual Property Managers

The Patent Agents and Intellectual Property Managers group is for patent agents, patent attorneys practicing as a patent agent or manager, and non-registered patent professionals that primarily work in patent preparation, prosecution, and portfolio management. There are over 200 registered patent agents in the Greater Houston Area. This group focuses on providing resources and networking to our members by hosting a variety of educational and social events around Houston. Additionally, our members engage the community through a variety of educational and outreach activities.

If you would like to be in the Patent Agents and Intellectual Property Managers group, please email us at hipla.pac@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

Thinks and Drinks: Artificial Intelligence**

Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 pm
Kirby Ice House (Upper Kirby Location), 3333 Eastside St, Houston, TX 77098
RSVP to hipla.pac@gmail.com

Attendees are responsible for their own food and drinks.

** Thinks & Drinks happy hours are networking gatherings for IP practitioners interested in a learning about and discussing a technology area/sector.  Each happy hour will include a brief presentation (no CLE) about a specific technology that can then be a discussion topic during further happy houring.  The presentation may cover a variety of IP practitioner topics within the specific technology from a patent landscape to drafting practice tips to issues encountered during domestic and foreign prosecution.


Energy Corridor Networking Lunch*
Tuesday, June 28 at 11:30 am
Niko Niko’s, 1040 W Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston, TX 77043
RSVP to hipla.pac@gmail.com so that we have a headcount to reserve tables.

* Networking Lunches are in different areas of Houston so you can network with fellow agents and managers that you work near. Attendees are responsible for their own lunch.


Thinks and Drinks: Biomedical Devices**

Thursday, August 4 at 5:30 pm
Location (TBA)
RSVP to hipla.pac@gmail.com

Attendees are responsible for their own food and drinks.

** Thinks & Drinks happy hours are networking gatherings for IP practitioners interested in a learning about and discussing a technology area/sector.  Each happy hour will include a brief presentation (no CLE) about a specific technology that can then be a discussion topic during further happy houring.  The presentation may cover a variety of IP practitioner topics within the specific technology from a patent landscape to drafting practice tips to issues encountered during domestic and foreign prosecution.


Inner Loop Networking Lunch*
Tuesday, September 20 at 11:30 am
Urban Eats, 3414 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007
RSVP to hipla.pac@gmail.com so that we have a headcount to reserve tables.

* Networking Lunches are in different areas of Houston so you can network with fellow agents and managers that you work near. Attendees are responsible for their own lunch.


If you have an idea for an event or topic that you would like covered, please email us at hipla.pac@gmail.com

    Request a Speaker

    Patent agents and intellectual property managers are available to speak to your class or group about a variety of topics including what patent agents and managers do and how to become one, what is a patent and how to get one, global patenting trends by subject, and many others. Please contact at hipla.pac@gmail.com about having a patent agent or intellectual property manager speak to your group.

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