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Al Kimball Takes Helm of Houston Intellectual Property Association

April 10, 2006

HOUSTON (April 10, 2006) – Albert B. Kimball, a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, has been elected president of the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association (HIPLA).

Practicing intellectual property law for more than 30 years, Kimball represents multinational companies, both American and foreign, in acquiring, protecting and litigating rights in intellectual property and technology.  He has been on the board of directors of HIPLA since 2001.

Kimball's IP work has been touted by Chambers USA: Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business for the last three years, and he has also been named a Texas Super Lawyer in IP law.

Among Kimball's other professional leadership roles, Kimball previously served as a member of council of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association.  He has also served as president of the Houston Bar Association.

Kimball holds a Master in Law from George Washington University Law School, which he received in 1972.  He received both his Bachelor of Law in 1968 and his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1962 from The University of Texas at Austin.

HIPLA promotes the understanding of intellectual property and related areas of the law; assists in the growth and promotion of programs designed for discussion, exchange of ideas, and possible solutions to various common problems relating to intellectual property law; provides information on current trends; and maintains a high standard of professional ethics within the profession.