Meg Boulware, J.D.
Partner, Boulware & Valoir
Patent practice with emphasis on chemistry and biotechnology; contested trademark matters and global portfolio advice and intellectual property litigation.
In 2010, Ms. Boulware started a woman-owned boutique firm building on her years of experience in international and domestic IP work. She tried the first validity and infringement arbitration of a U.S. patent, which case was tried before the International Chamber of Commerce. She has represented clients in trademark infringement cases including over 100 cases before federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to litigation experience, Ms. Boulware has prosecuted patents in chemical, mechanical and biotech areas. She procured pioneer patents on cattle cloning in the U.S. Ms. Boulware supervises international trademark portfolios and advises on international market strategies for clients including Fortune 500 companies. Meg was the first woman president of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and is active in national IP associations.
Awards and Honors
In 2012 Ms. Boulware received the first ever Americas Women in Business Law Award for Best in Patent (www.expertguides.com). Since 2005, Ms. Boulware has been recognized in Chambers USA – Leaders in their Field. She also has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for Intellectual Property in IP Law & Business since 2006, and has been selected to The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America for the past 15 years along with numerous other recognitions both international and U.S. In addition, she is active in community activities and is a Trustee of the Houston Grand Opera and served on the Board of the Clemson University Foundation.
BioHouston, Inc., Board Member
American Intellectual Property Law Association, past President
Patent Public Advisory Committee, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce as inaugural Chair 1999-2002
State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Section, past Chair
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, past President
Advisory Board of the University of Houston Law Center Intellectual Property Law Program, Founding Chair
Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
Houston Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
National Coordinator of the Bicentennial Celebration of the Patent and Copyright Laws 1990 in Washington, D.C. while serving as a Board member of the Foundation for a Creative America
United States Patent and Trademark Office
B.S., University of Georgia
M.S., Clemson University
J.D., University of Houston Law Center