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William G. Howison

Associate

Practice Areas

  • IP Audits and Legal Opinions
  • IP Due Diligence
  • Patents

Contact

William G. Howison
(972) 628-3651

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
    Austin, Texas 2014
    Juris Doctorate
  • Rice University
    Houston, Texas 2008
    M.Eng. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Rice University
    Houston, Texas 2007
    B.S.E.E. Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2014

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Attorney Bio

William G. Howison is an associate in the firm’s technology/intellectual property law group, where he focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patents, and acquiring, licensing and enforcing patent rights, trademark rights, trade secrets, and copyrights. He represents companies and inventors on patent applications, patent protection and prosecution, and various other legal matters.

William received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and he earned an M.S. and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Rice University.  William is the co-inventor of a patented haptic device gripper used for surgical teleoperation.   Prior to joining Munck Wilson Mandala, William practiced intellectual property law as an associate in the Dallas office of a national law firm.

Representative Experience

  • Prosecuting applications—both domestic and foreign—in the fields of telecommunications (both hardware and protocols), semiconductor devices and processes, medical devices, oilfield equipment, and software systems;
  • Extensive work preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patents, and writing numerous opinions regarding infringement, validity, and patentability.

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program