17 July 2017
Dallas
Reporter: Barney Dixon
Munck Wilson Mandala adds seven
Munck Wilson Mandala has hired seven new intellectual property attorneys, including the two named partners of IP boutique Howison & Arnott.

Gregory Howison, John Arnott will join the firm, along with Brian Walker, Andrew Graham, Edward Jorgenson, Steven Greenfield and Keith Harden, working on a range of IP rights, including patents, trademarks and copyright.

Howison and Arnott will join as partners in the firm’s Dallas, Texas office, focusing on patents and trademarks. They both previously worked together at Howison & Arnott and have a combined 58 years of experience in IP law.

William Munck, managing partner of Munck Wilson Mandala, said: “Gregory Howison and I have been friends for nearly 25 years. We connected through the legal community in the early 1990s.”

He added: “Gregory Howison’s firm has been a significant force in intellectual property law and both he and I saw a great opportunity to combine two strong and complementary IP practices.”

Howison said: “Munck Wilson Mandala is well-known among technology clients and the legal community as a reputable and cost effective law firm.”

“We are excited to join forces with [William Munck] and his team and help make a powerful IP team even more powerful.”

Walker also joins as partner in the Dallas office, focusing on patent prosecution and trademark prosecution in telecommunications, electrical and software-related industries.

Graham joins Munck Wilson Mandala’s Austin office as partner. He works with clients in patent acquisition, preparation, filing and prosecution.

Jorgenson and Greenfield will join the firm as senior counsel, focusing on patents and trademarks in a range of industries. Jorgenson will be working with chemical and computer related inventions, while Greenfield works in telecommunications and internet-connected technologies.

Harden will join the firm as an associate, bringing three years of experience in patent and trademark preparation.

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