Munck Wilson Mandala

William G. Howison

Intellectual Property
(972) 628-3651

International Experience

William has notable experience in many different facets of patent and copyright law in both US and foreign markets.

Innovative Mind 

William co-owns a patent of his own and continues to find innovative ways to protect clients’ innovations and brands.

Impressive EE Background

William earned an M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering from Rice University.

William G. Howison is a partner in the firm’s intellectual property group, where he focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patents, licensing, 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.  He is the co-inventor of a patented haptic device gripper used for surgical teleoperation.   Prior to joining Munck Wilson Mandala, William practiced IP 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.


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

Honors & Awards

Texas Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters
2022 – 2023

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2014

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Focus Areas

IP Audits & Legal Opinions

IP Due Diligence

Patents & Innovations