About Us

The Center for American and International Law, then called the Southwestern Legal Foundation, presented its first Intellectual Property Law Conference in 1962, and has done so every year since. 

The Institute for Law and Technology’s mission is to enhance the expertise of intellectual property lawyers and promote the practice of intellectual property law by providing educational fora that offer superlative content and networking opportunities, reaching private practitioners and in-house counsel from the north Texas region and beyond.

The ILT is a membership organization, and counts among its members many leading intellectual property practitioners, both in-house and in private practice, engaged in both contentious and non-contentious practice. It maintains relationships with other non-profit IP law organizations in the north Texas region, and co-sponsors a number of programs with the SMU Dedman School of Law.