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Assistant General Counsel
Marc Vockell is responsible for intellectual property including trademarks, copyrights, patents, sponsored research, clinical trials, technology commercialization, software licensing, confidentiality, and trade secrets. Marc comes to the UT System after 14 years at Dell Technologies, where he served as Vice President for Intellectual Property Litigation. Before working at Dell, Marc was a business litigation attorney at Vinson & Elkins.
After graduating from Purdue University in 1991, Marc taught bilingual elementary education in the Houston Independent School District, through Teach for America. He then got his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law in 1997, where he was Notes Editor of the Texas Law Review. He then clerked for United States District Judge Sam Sparks in Austin.
Marc is active in the bar and has served as a Commissioner for the Texas Access to Justice Commission, President of the Austin Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Board Member and President of Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, and Executive Committee Community Liaison for the Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property Inn of Court.