Adept at mastering complex technologies, Albert Liou guides clients through all stages of high-stakes patent and trade secret litigation, as well as intellectual property transactions and licensing. Albert has over a decade of experience representing clients in the computer software, hardware, electronics, automotive, petrochemical, and other industries. He is a frequent speaker and advisor on open source software licensing issues.
In addition to representing clients in federal courts, including in the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas, Albert recently navigated a multinational company through complicated intellectual property cross-licensing issues while in U.S. bankruptcy proceedings, which culminated in a $1 billion auction sale, including the company's portfolio of more than 750 patents and trademarks. Albert is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and has handled numerous inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). He is a regular contributor to Jones Day's PTAB Litigation Blog.
Albert previously served as a volunteer prosecutor for the city of Houston Municipal Courts, where he tried 12 cases to verdict. He is currently the chair of Jones Day's Pathways to Law Program, which provides volunteer legal instruction to middle school students at Pilgrim Academy, a 98% economically disadvantaged school in Southwest Houston. He sits on the board of directors of the Asian American Bar Association of Houston, where he is a past president. He has also previously served as Houston Intellectual Property Law Association's chair of its Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law.
- Fall 2019
"Internet (Re)Search by Judges, Jurors, and Lawyers," IP Theory: Vol. 9: Iss. 1, Article 1
- July 2018
Use of Internet Research by Judges, Juries and Practitioners: What is Appropriate?, State Bar of Texas 14th Annual Patent Litigation Course Book
- October 1-3, 2020
Houston Intellectual Property Law Association and University of Houston Law Center 36th Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law
- 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, Western, 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
Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney by Texas Super Lawyers (2020-2021)
Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers (2013-2018)
Best Under 40 Award, State Bar of Texas Asian Pacific Interest Section (2019)
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
- Mandarin Chinese (conversational proficiency)