Houda El-Jarrah brings many years of experience as an attorney with a focus on intellectual property law. She particularly enjoys working with entrepreneurs, start up companies, and solo inventors in protecting their proprietary ideas and information.
Houda is a registered patent attorney. She is also licensed to practice law in the state of Texas. She graduated, magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with a specialization in Environmental Engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX. During her undergraduate degree, Houda worked as an intern engineer at GE Power Systems in Dallas, TX. Houda went on to earn her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University in 2005. In 2011, she received her L.L.M in Intellectual Property and Information Law in 2011 from the University of Houston.
Houda brings a diverse background having worked in many areas of intellectual property, business, and other branches of the law as well. She has drafted numerous patent applications (both utility and design) in various fields having different subject matters, including computer and software, business methods, oil and gas, consumer electronics and home goods, lighting, and more. She has had the pleasure to work with all types of clients that range from large fortune 500 companies to small and micro enterprises.
Houda also has extensive working knowledge and experience in filing trademarks and providing trademark prosecution. She has also successfully negotiated a number of trademark settlement agreements on behalf of her clients. Her portfolio of work further includes preparation of contract agreements, such as Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements that focus on protecting a company or individual’s proprietary information. In addition to the above, Houda has experience in conducting prior art searches and providing opinions for patents, trademarks, and has worked on many other types of legal matters as well, including copyright law. Houda greatly enjoys spending time getting to know her clients, their inventions and products, and is dedicated to achieving the best result and outcome for each client.
Based in the great state of Texas, she is a member of a number of local organizations, and volunteers her time regularly with a variety of non-profit groups. In her spare time, Houda loves to cook and travel with her friends and family, cycling, learning new languages, and exploring local design and antique stores.