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Ramey & Browning settles case against Bank of America and Scottsdale Insurance Company

Bill Ramey and Harry Laxton, the trial team for Ramey & Browning client Virginia Moherek settled all claims against Bank of America and Scottsdale Insurance Company in a case alleging breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, fraud, and bad faith related to damage caused to the client’s home. The case was pending in the 80th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas, under case number 2013-45238. Bill Ramey was quoted as saying, “We are happy tat our client was able to finally settle this matter.” The financial terms of the settlement are confidential.

Bill Ramey to sit on Patent Strategy Panel at Houston Life Science Forum

This Thursday, February 20, Bill Ramey of Ramey & Browning will be a panelist at the Educational Symposium on Patent Strategy at the 2014 Texas Life Science Forum. He will join other leading attorneys in the field to answer questions and present information relating to intellectual property as it pertains to the life sciences and the biotechnology industry.

For more information on the Forum, hosted by Rice Alliance, BioHouston, Texas Healthcare and Biosciences Institute, and the Houston Area Translational Research Consortium at Rice University, visit




USPTO October Independent Inventor Conference

USPTO (Alexandria facility)

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its 18th Annual Independent Inventor Conference on October 11-12, 2013, at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.  A pre-conference workshop will be held the evening of Thursday, October 10.

The conference will address intellectual property (IP) topics relevant to inventors and small businesses.  Attendees can meet senior USPTO experts and participate in panels and breakout sessions addressing specific IP topics relevant to modern inventors and small business owners.

USPTO officials and experts will provide practical information regarding patents, trademarks, and other IP.  Successful business owners and inventors will relate their personal experiences of bringing their ideas to market. Government, legal, and business development entities representatives will discuss commercial best practices resources offered by their organizations.

The location is USPTO Campus, Madison North Auditorium, 600 Dulany St., Alexandria, VA 22314.  Directions, meeting agenda and RSVP details can be found here.


Bill Ramey Lectures at Texas A&M

Bill Ramey is teaching a class at Texas A&M on Monday, April 8, 2013.  The class, Intellectual Property for the Entrepreneur, is in Room 107 at the Mays Business School.  Bill teaches this class every semester for Texas A&M’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.  Ramey & Browning, PLLC is a full-service IP Law Firm located in the Museum District, just outside of downtown Houston.

Ramey & Browning Partner Provides IP Training to A&M Business Management Class

On November 12, William Ramey provided a seminar regarding intellectual property issues to Texas A&M’s “Foundations of Entrepreneurship” business management class.  Mr. Ramey, an A&M graduate (Whoop!), has been providing intellectual property training for several years at A&M.  His November 12 presentation explained principles of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets to the A&M students.

On a side note, Ramey & Browning congratulates A&M for its well-deserved football victory over No. 1 ranked Alabama on November 17.   As an unidentified Aggie stated,  “Coach Sumlin’s congratulations to the seniors upon their return from beating the hell out of the Crimson Tide exemplifies the Aggie Spirit, as seen on YouTube.”