Marc E. Hankin

Marc E. Hankin, Esq. founded Hankin Patent Law, A Professional Corporation, in 2004 to advise owners and managers of all sized businesses on how best to protect their valuable technology and other creative works, through patent prosecution, copyright registration, trademark registration, licensing agreements, and related means. Previously as a Partner at several major law firms, and now continuing in the firm that he leads, for more than a quarter of a century, M. Hankin has counselled clients, including manufacturers and distributors in many different industries, including: visual effects, home theatre, optical, dental, and medical devices, footwear, garments, jewellery, food, nutraceuticals, and dietary supplements. Marc is quite knowledgeable about a wide variety of issues in the mechanical, chemical, and electrical arts.

Marc Hankin is a Registered Patent Attorney with a strong and broad science background who has had extensive involvement in all aspects of licensing and litigation, and he litigates in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, and copyright infringements, as well as domain name disputes, thefts of trade secrets, and other forms of unfair competition. Marc has been the lead lawyer on a wide variety of business litigation and intellectual property disputes for companies and educational institutions ranging in size from solo inventors and start-ups through the top of the Fortune 500, and every size in between. Marc has testified at Trial and Deposition several times as an Expert Witness, primarily on Licensing issues, and has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General regarding an Intellectual Property matter.

Marc and his law firm frequently are scored high in regional, national, and international surveys and rankings, including in 2004 (Super Lawyer® Rising Star®, Top 2.5%), and every year from 2007 through 2019, Marc has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer®, placing him in the Top 5% of all Intellectual Property Attorneys in the view of his peers and competitor attorneys. Moreover, Hankin Patent Law, APC has regularly been recognized as one of the top Patent Litigation Forma on the West Coast of the United States, including: Gamechanger Of The Year®, Marc E. Hankin, Hankin Patent Law, APC – US (CA) – ACQ5 Global Awards, Vanilla Thinking Limited; Best Patent Law Firm – California – 2017, 2018 IP Excellence Awards; Global Awards – 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 Law Firm of the Year – Patents – California, USA, M&A Today and The Lawyer International; Best Patent Firm In California – 2015, 2016 & 2017 – Corporate LiveWire Global Awards; IP Litigation Law Firm Of The Year 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018- US (L.A.) – ACQ5 Global Awards, Vanilla Thinking Limited.

He has been Master of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, and previously a Master, the Program Chair, and the Membership Chair of the Paul R. Michel Intellectual Property American Inn of Court. Previously, Marc was the Program Chair of the L.A. Intellectual Property Law Association, and has been involved as an active Member and frequent Chair of Committees/Subcommittees for numerous local, state, national, and international Bar Associations. Marc spent more than nine years representing several of those International Bar Associations as the only U.S. Patent Attorney involved from start to finish in the negotiations at The Hague Conference on Private International Law, resulting in a new International Treaty on Choice of Courts Agreements for use in international litigation, including Intellectual Property disputes.

Marc received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1984 from Boston University; obtained a Master of Science degree in 1987 from Iona College; taught physics and chemistry for three years at public high school before attending The Law School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught Legal Research and Writing before graduating in 1992; after which he spent a year Clerking for then-Chief Judge Brieant of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; since which time he has practiced law full-time.

Marc is admitted to the State and Federal Bars of California and New Jersey as well as a dozen Federal District and Appellate Courts around the U.S.A. He can be reached, most times of day or night by e-mail.

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1996
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1998
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1994
  • State of New Jersey, 1994
  • California, 1994


  • J.D University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1992
  1. Honours: Teaching Fellow
  2. Honours: Member, Moot Court Team, U.S. Trademark Association
  3. Law Journal: Journal of International Business Law, Associate Editor, 1990 – 1991
  • M.S. Biology and Education, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, 1987
  • B.A. Medical Science and B. A. Psychology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1984

Firm Overview:

Hankin Patent Law, APC is a California law firm that is ideally positioned to assist high tech and creative companies throughout California, the United States, and the World. The firm regularly represents clients who are located throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Marius Jakulis Jason

Mr. Marius Jakulis Jason is the founder and senior partner of AAA Law. Mr. Marius Jakulis Jason has been specializing in intellectual property and business law for more than 30 years. He is Lithuanian and European patent attorney. Mr. Marius Jakulis Jason is listed in the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers as one of the world’s premiere lawyers specialising in trademarks.

Professional Experience:

  • Since 1992 – AAA Law
  • Until 1992 – Partner in one of New York Law firms
  • Since 2004 – European Patent attorney
  • Since 1992 – Lithuanian Patent attorney
  • US Patent attorney


  • New York University, Doctor of Laws
  • New York University, Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Law studies at Cleveland – Marshall College of Law
  • Chemistry studies at Cleveland Western Reserve University

Firm Overview:

We are AAA Law, a law firm specializing in business and intellectual property law. We are one of the longest-operating firms providing legal services in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

The lawyers, European patent attorneys and legal specialists working for AAA Law provide advice, prepare legal documents and represent clients in pre-trial and European Union institutions and courts.

We are united by our professionalism, our passion for our work, our creativity and our openness to new ideas. In providing legal services we always ensure the highest quality, prompt service and constant attention to the client’s wishes.

Gonzalo Menéndez Park

Gonzalo Menéndez Park has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as a member of the Board of Directors of Guatemala’s Electricity Company and of the National Institute of Electrification. He has extensive experience in advising regional companies, especially those in the financial and pharmaceutical field.

Within his professional practice he has served as a member of several boards, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Grupo Camino Real, the largest hotel chain in Guatemala.

Likewise, he is one of the most recognized intellectual property lawyers in the country, in which he has brought several litigation cases for the protection of well-known international brands. In the course of his professional career, he has served as university professor at the Rafael Landívar University and as a counselor at the Ministry of Public Health.

Professional Associations:

Bar Association of Guatemala, Commercial Law Institute (Guatemala), International Trademark Association (INTA), Guatemalan Institute of Notarial Law.


Graduated in Legal Sciences, Attorney and Notary at the University Rafael Landívar in Guatemala.

In addition, he has participated in several congresses, courses and seminars, given by different national and international institutions, obtaining diplomas in international relations, intellectual property, intellectual property litigation, financial law, registration and protection of patents and pharmaceutical products.

Areas of Practice:

Commercial Law, Financial and Banking Law, Intellectual Property, International Trade and Customs, Labor Law, Tax Law and Wealth Management.

Rogelio Nicandro

Rogelio Nicandro is a member of the Executive Board and the head of the Intellectual Property group. His practice focuses on intellectual property, litigation, and arbitration.

Roger started practicing law immediately after the bar when he was invited by his professor, William R. Veto, a commercial law authority and senior counsel of Tañada Carreon Tañada, to be his legal assistant. He handled civil and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level. He also handled insurance and intellectual property, variegated contracts, and prepared opinions for his banking clientele.

Roger joined the firm in 1969. In his early years, his practice was concentrated on litigation, civil and commercial, with some criminal cases. He was also into contracts, banking, corporations, intellectual property, and condominiums. He is a pioneer in condominium law practice, having been counsel for the earliest condominium projects in the Philippines.

Roger has acted as panel chairman and arbitrator in significant cases and has been elected since 1996 as trustee of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Centre, the country’s foremost arbitration centre.

In 1999, he became the head of the intellectual property department of the firm. He regularly attends international IP congresses where he often contributes country reports and position papers. He is currently Vice-President of the Intellectual Property Lawyers’ Association of the Philippines and is past president of the Licensing Executives Society International, Philippine Group.

From 1987 to 2011, Roger was a legal consultant of the Asian Development Bank. He also taught Election Law in Ateneo Law School for eight years. He was lead counsel of the National Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), particularly, for its successful accreditation as the citizen’s arm for the snap presidential elections of 1986 before the Marcos-controlled Commission on Elections. He likewise handled human rights cases and became Counsel General of the Brotherhood of Nationalistic, Involved and Free Attorneys to Combat Injustice and Oppression (BONIFACIO), a human rights lawyers’ group. He is past president of the Legal Management Association of the Philippines.

Roger received his A.B. Philosophy degree from San Beda College and is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila School of Law.

Firm Overview:

Our mission is to pursue at all times the path of excellence, to develop our capabilities to the fullest, and to extend ourselves to the limit.

Our vision is to faithfully adhere to the principles of dedicated service in the finest traditions and highest ideals of a learned and noble profession.

Yu-Li Tsai

Mr. Tsai, a patent attorney graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTUEE), which is the best engineering school in Taiwan. Out of the interest of communication system, he immediately had attended in the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering (GICE) of NTU since his graduation from NTUEE and has received his master’s degree after 2-year’s research. During his research life in GICE, he also started to get involved in knowledge and skills of patent-related matters for taking the bar examination for Patent Attorneys. He has passed the exam having a pass rate lower than 4%, and received the qualification of patent attorney.

Mr. Tsai also attended and gained an IP master degree from Law School of University of New Hampshire, also known as Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. Right after the graduation, he had an opportunity to work for InterDigital, Inc. in Delaware for a short period, and then passed the U.S. Patent Registration Examination. He also passed China Patent Agent Examination recently.

Currently, Mr. Tsai is working for Deep & Far Attorneys-at-Law as a patent attorney and concurrently majoring a law master in National Chiao Tong University.

Mr. Tsai is quite proud of the fact that more than one fifth of the top 100 corporations have been clients of Deep & Far, and that more than 50% of the patent-experienced companies in the Hsinchu Science Industrial Park have entrusted their IPR work to this firm. It is Mr. Tsai’s firm belief that in the competition market, clients will only entrust their


Mr. Tsai, a patent attorney graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTUEE). He immediately had attended in the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering (GICE) of NTU since his graduation from NTUEE and has received his master’s degree after 2-year’s research. Mr. Tsai also attended and gained an IP master degree from Law School of University of New Hampshire, also known as Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property. Currently, Mr. Tsai is majoring a law master in National Chiao Tong University


  • Taiwan Patent Attorney
  • U.S. Patent Agent
  • China Patent Agent

Deep & Far – Firm Overview:

Deep & Far attorneys-at-law was founded in 1992 and is dealing with all phases of laws with a focus on the practice in separate or in combination of all aspects of intellectual property rights (IPRs) including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, and/or licensing, counseling, litigation and/or transaction thereof.

It is our philosophy to provide competent legal services that other firm cannot comparably provide. The necessitated ensuing problem is how we can so provide? Deep & Far so achieve by selecting, edifying and nurturing peoples who have the following personalities: learned in expertise, morally earnest and sincerely behaved in mind and strictly disciplined between give and take. It is well-believed that such properties are key factors for peoples to properly and competently behave themselves.

Julianna Tabastajewa

Julianna Tabastajewa is a partner in Gowlings’ Moscow office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property protection and litigation, pharmaceutical law, competition law, media law, and franchising. She also has extensive experience in domestic litigations and arbitrations in Russia.

Throughout her career, Julianna has represented major Russian and international companies in sophisticated copyright, trade-mark, patent, and domain disputes, including several successful precedent cases for Quelle AG, Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Champagne Cristal Loius Roederer etc.

Julianna has contributed significantly to new domain regulations in the Russian Federation and has written extensively on the subject. She is also actively involved in intellectual property legislation development initiatives in Russia as an authority of the Anti-piracy Committee of the State Duma (legislative assembly) of the Russian Federation. She is currently working in the Russian Franchising Association on the changes to the Franchising laws. Julianna also advises media, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies on related issues in Russia.

Prior to joining the firm, Julianna served as head of the intellectual property and information technology department in the Moscow office of a Munich-based international law firm for over 9 years and in the Moscow office of a D.C.-based international firm for over four years.

Julianna has authored over 70 publications on IP issues

Patents Law Practice:

Gowlings’ patent professionals provide expert counsel and effective representation on all aspects of patent work. Our national team works with domestic and international companies, universities and research institutes to successfully file, commercialize and enforce their patents and industrial designs.

From start-ups to multinational organizations, our team has an unrivalled reputation for industry insight. With many of our legal professionals also holding advanced scientific, medical and engineering degrees, we consistently provide our clients with tailored and effective solutions across a broad spectrum of technologies.

Through our extensive network of international associates, our professionals regularly co-ordinate and direct the prosecution of patent applications worldwide and frequently represent leading national and global technology companies before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office


Gowlings is a leading international law firm, with over 700 legal professionals serving clients in 10 offices across Canada and around the world. Whether your needs relate to business law, high-stakes litigation or intellectual property matters, we provide a full range of legal services to meet your unique needs and rise to any challenge that comes your way.

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