Adept at grasping complex technologies, Albert Liou has achieved success for clients in all aspects of high-stakes patent and trade secret litigation, as well as complex transactions involving intellectual property. Albert has a decade of experience representing clients in the computer software, hardware, electronics, automotive, chemicals, and other industries in federal courts and in arbitration, including trial and appeals. He also frequently advises clients on open source software licensing.
Last year, Albert navigated a multinational company through complicated intellectual property cross-licensing issues while in U.S. bankruptcy proceedings, which culminated in a $1B auction sale including the company's portfolio of more than 750 patents and trademarks. Albert is a registered patent attorney with the USPTO and has litigated more than 10 inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He is a regular contributor to Jones Day's PTAB Litigation Blog.
Albert served as a volunteer prosecutor in the city of Houston Municipal Courts, where he tried 12 cases to verdict. He is the Fall Institute Chair for the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association and has previously served as president of the Asian American Bar Association of Houston.
- July 2018
Use of Internet Research by Judges, Juries and Practitioners: What is Appropriate?, State Bar of Texas 14th Annual Patent Litigation Course Book
- July 30, 2019
Not Just a Copyright License: The Importance of Patent Rights in Open Source Software Licensing
- January 17, 2019
Just How Free is it? Open Source Software Licensing, Compliance, and Risk Mitigation
- November 8, 2018
Hot Topics in Open Source Licensing, Three Emerging Technology Fields That Will Change Your IP Practice.
- July 12-13, 2018
State Bar of Texas 14th Advanced Patent Litigation Seminar
- February 16, 2018
Institute for Energy Law 69th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference: Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law
- October 29, 2015
The Trade Secret: A force to be reckoned with, CEO NetWeavers Meeting
- The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. with honors 2008); Rice University (B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering 2002)
- Texas; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Federal Circuits; and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers (2013-2019)
Best Under 40 Award, State Bar of Texas Asian Pacific Interest Section (2019)
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
- Mandarin Chinese (conversational proficiency)