Nothing quickens the ticker faster than a new set of wheels. But today’s “Cash for Clunkers” generation has put its heart (not to mention Congress’s wallet!) in the right place by buying cars that can pamper the planet in perpetuity. To help put pedal to the mettle of intellectual property and information law, consider the high-revving fictional case of CAR/DIO. Developed by erstwhile engineers with an enthusiasm for the environment, the CAR/DIO combines the creature comforts of a sport utility vehicle with an engine with an inclination for improving the ozone layer.
A click of the ergonomic remote control opens a compartment revealing the true heart of the CAR/DIO: ganglia of wires and tubes that convert drops of gasoline and clouds of ozone-attacking carbon dioxide into pulse-pounding power. And if a devious designer from Detroit, Daimler, or Denmark deigns to divine the diagrams that drive the CAR/DIO, the company can immediately engage its clutch of intellectual property and information law experts. Like a team of ER specialists responding to a code blue, these punctilious prosecutors can burn serious rubber to keep Team CAR/DIO hale, hearty, and on the right track.
A LEARNING CENTER AT AN INTERNATIONAL CROSSROADS
AS PART OF THE UH LAW CENTER, accredited by the American Bar Association, the Institute for Intellectual Property & Information Law is located in one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the United States. Houston is among the top five markets in the United States for intellectual property and information lawyers, with thousands of IP and IL specialists working in
corporations, law firms, and universities.
In addition to world-class law firms serving clients from Houston to Hong Kong and from Silicon Valley to Singapore, Houston hosts numerous multinational corporations and agencies that generate intellectual property: ExxonMobil, Shell, NASA, many computer companies, and the distinguished institutions of the Texas Medical Center are just a few. UH’s strong presence in the region produces significant research
opportunities for faculty and students alike. For more information on Houston, visit www.houstontx.gov.