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Is Texas A&M’s Claim to the “12th Man” Trademark Legit?

Posted on · Whether or not you’re one the many alumni or fans of Texas A&M in Greater Houston, you’re probably aware of the school’s “12th Man” tradition. It stems from a legendary football game in 1922 – or does it? Texas Monthly writer John Nova Lomax recently tried to sort out the facts from the myth in […]

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Patent Chief: Oil and Gas Companies Big and Small Need Help Protecting Their Intellectual Property

Posted on · Michelle K. Lee is the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, the federal agency that oversees issuing patents for ideas and inventions. And it’s in charge of registering trademarks. Lee spoke last week (March 11, 2016) with researchers at the University of Houston along with entrepreneurs […]