Munck Wilson Mandala

Gregory M. Howison

Intellectual Property

Recognized IP Pro

Greg is honored as an IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine and listed among the professionals recognized for excellence in the annually published IAM Patent 1000.

Industry Veteran

Greg is well known among IP professionals and clients. He is the founding partner of Howison & Arnott, a firm he established in 1999 and ran successfully until joining MWM in 2017.

Japan and China Aficionado

Greg frequently travels to Japan and China where he serves as a consultant to companies on patent licensing negotiations in the US.

Gregory (Greg) M. Howison is a partner practicing in the technology/intellectual property law group. Greg is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney with over 41 years experience in intellectual property law. He specializes in the software, telecommunications, semiconductor industries and E-commerce and has prepared and obtained significant patent coverage on a number of large telecommunications networks, voice messaging systems, video conferencing systems, semiconductor devices, neural network systems and software systems.

Greg is the founding partner of Howison & Arnott LLP. He established the firm in 1999 with a primary focus in intellectual property. He has also served as a consultant to companies (both patentees and licensees) involved in patent licensing negotiations in the U.S., Japan, and China. Greg has been lead counsel on numerous Inter Partes Reviews (IPR) before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for both patent owners and petitioners. Prior to entering law school, Greg was employed for over nine years as a design engineer in the field of high-frequency communications, digital and analog design, including service with Westinghouse Defense Center, Texas Instruments, Inc. and Rockwell International.



Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1981
Juris Doctorate
Catholic University of America, 1971

Associations & Memberships

Registered U.S. Patent Attorney

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

International Trademark Association (INTA)

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Bar Association


Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Woodward White, Inc.

Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters

IP Star, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine,
2019-2020, 2022

IAM Patent 1000 Recommended Professionals
2020 – 2022

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review
Rated in Martindale-Hubbell

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1981

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas


Focus Areas

IP Audits and Legal Opinions

IP Due Diligence

IP Portfolio Management & Counseling

Inter Partes Reviews

Patents & Innovation

Trademark & Advertising