William G. Howison

Partner
Intellectual Property
Dallas
(972) 628-3651

William G. Howison is a partner 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 Matters

  • 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.

Education

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

Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2014

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

 

Focus Areas

IP Audits & Legal Opinions

IP Due Diligence

Patents & Innovations