Stop the State of Texas From Stealing Your I.P.

$165 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 16 days
Created February 4, 2019




Dear Friends:

I have known most of you for many years. We have shared many great memorable times together.

I am now in a lawsuit against the University of Houston and the State of Texas for their theft of my photo of downtown Houston, which I call “Cityscape" (see above).

The University of Houston used this photo on four different website pages and in an advertising promotion with Forbes magazine to promote UH’s Bauer Business School.

UH stole this photo for their promotional use and never paid a licensing fee to use this photo. When I approached them to pay a licensing fee they refused and are now trying to use a defense of sovereign immunity to keep from having to pay for what they stole.

This is an expensive legal fight to preserve IP rights.

State actors stealing intellectual property is a big problem in Texas. Since 2016—a total of 17 lawsuits have been filed against Texas universities and state agencies for stealing intellectual property.

In the first round of this lawsuit, the 295th District Court in Houston ruled against the University of Houston’s claim of sovereign Immunity. This case is now in the Texas First District Court of Appeals.

I would greatly appreciate your support as I continue this fight. Your contribution of $5, $10 or $20 will go a long way to help our cause.

Thanks for your support.

+ Read More

$165 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 5 people in 16 days
Created February 4, 2019
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
Mark Green
13 days ago
Rick Allen
13 days ago
Lasca Boltz
15 days ago
16 days ago
Corey Rich
16 days ago
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.