Law firm Munck Wilson Mandala partners William Munck and Greg Howison are listed in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2019 edition of IP Stars, published May 20.  MIP’s research is based on a weighted system of peer review and client feedback, combined with a review of information submitted by firms and publicly available information. The annual research is conducted impartially over a six-month period and based solely on merit. No firm or individual can pay to be ranked or influence the results.

Munck is the managing partner of MWM, a member of the executive committee, and he chairs the firm’s intellectual property practice.  He has led MWM since the late 90s and grown the firm from six lawyers to 70 lawyers with three offices in Texas—Dallas, Austin, Marshall, and a Los Angeles office.  Munck received his J.D. with honors from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University where he is listed among the law school’s Distinguished Alumni.  He holds a B.S. in computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics, and an M.S. in computer engineering with honors from Hofstra University.

Howison has over 35 years of IP law experience with a background working as a design engineer in high frequency communications, digital and analog design with Westinghouse, Texas Instruments and Rockwell International before entering law school.  He established a premier IP boutique law firm in 1999 and served as a consultant to companies involved in patent licensing in the U.S., Japan and China prior to joining MWM in 2017.  Howison has prepared over 1,000 patents in his legal career and concentrates his practice in the software, telecommunications, semiconductor, and E-commerce industries.  He received his J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Catholic University of America.

Ranked the second largest patent law firm in North Texas, Munck Wilson Mandala is known as an “IP Powerhouse” among clients and in the legal community, with an impressive team of IP lawyers, paralegals and support staff, including 40 registered patent attorneys and 20 litigators.

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