Partner at Munck Wilson Mandala LLP
Gregory Howison is a partner in Munck Wilson Mandala’s (MWM) IP law practice. A registered US patent attorney with more than 36 years’ experience in IP law, he specialises in the software, telecommunications and semiconductor industries, as well as e-commerce. Mr Howison has prepared and obtained significant patent coverage on several large telecommunications networks, voice messaging systems, video conferencing systems, semiconductor devices, neural network systems and software systems.
Considered one of North Texas’s most experienced IP veterans, Mr Howison was the founding partner of Howison & Arnott LLP, which he established in 1999 with a primary focus on intellectual property. In 2017 Mr Howison and his team joined MWM, combining two strong IP practices.
Mr Howison frequently travels and serves as a consultant to companies (both patentees and licensees) involved in patent licensing negotiations in the United States, Japan and China. He has served as lead counsel on numerous inter partes reviews before the PTAB for both patent owners and petitioners.
Mr Howison is one of MWM’s leading patent prosecutors with established global and regional clients. He has helped the firm sign a significant Japanese electronic parts manufacturer based in Kyoto with a US location in Silicon Valley. Mr Howison also represents firm clients in the telecommunications and semiconductor industries.
Prior to entering law school, Mr Howison was employed for over nine years as a design engineer in the field of high-frequency communications, digital and analogue design, including service with Westinghouse Defense Center, Texas Instruments Inc and Rockwell International. He had risen to the level of senior engineer/scientist prior to entering law school.
Mr Howison is honoured as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in intellectual property and he is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He received his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the Catholic University of America and his JD from the Southern Methodist University School of Law.