Peter Hale

Peter Hale’s technical specialisations are in communications and control systems. Having a naval engineering background, he also practices in the fields of mechanics and thermodynamics. Peter has particular experience of large patent portfolio management, contentious patent proceedings in the UK courts and at the European Patent Office, and IP due diligence exercises. He also advises clients on policing their patent rights and licensing negotiations. He has been responsible for patent filing programmes for multinational companies and many smaller clients for whom intellectual property is a key aspect of the company value. The collaborative relationships Peter builds with his clients around the world have delivered creative and informed patent strategies in some challenging commercial environments in which patents are a vital commercial tool. The direct commercial implications of his clients’ patent needs means Peter’s significant opposition and appeal work at the European Patent Office has often been coordinated with concurrent patent litigation in Europe and elsewhere.

Firm Overview:

Haley Guiliano started as the patent practice spin-off from Ropes & Gray LLP. The Haley Guiliano team has extensive experience with representing clients of all sizes and across a multitude of industries around the globe in connection with intellectual property matters. All of our attorneys and patent agents have technical and scientific backgrounds, many of whom have graduate degrees. We are used to counseling and representing clients on high stakes complex matters – relying on both our legal analysis expertise and technological know-how.

We tailor our relationship for every one of our clients, recognising that a cookie-cutter approach to IP representations is not adequate. We make it a point to understand our client’s business, its needs, and its goals. This underpins the work that we perform in the course of our representation.

Haley Guiliano is selective in hiring talented candidates with exceptional legal and technical/scientific backgrounds. We invest in our legal team and support staff. This includes providing each person with opportunities to work on a wide scope of projects in addition to specialising in a respective practice area. Haley Guiliano has developed an environment that fosters professional development and collegiality.

As a client, this means your matters will be handled by a team of Haley Guiliano professionals with a broad range of experience, who are able to learn about your business and your needs. This institutional knowledge will be a continuous mainstay during the course of our representation.

Dr. Ramesh Kr. Mehta M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D., DIIT, LLB, IPA, ITMA

Dr. Ramesh Kr. Mehta founded the Firm in the year 2005. With about 34 years of experience in IPR and R&D, he has advised and developed intellectual property consultancy projects in companies, government organizations & institutions. He has been handling and supervising patent, design, trademark and copyright matters.

His areas of expertise include drafting, filing, prosecuting and litigating patent applications in various fields of science and engineering; and negotiations and drafting of license and technology transfer agreements. Additional expertise includes handling and supervising design, trademark and copyright applications, and counseling and opinions in a wide range of high technology fields.

He is a registered Indian Patent & Design Attorney, and Trade Mark Attorney and an active member of:

  • Bar Council of Delhi / India;
  • International Trademark Association (INTA);
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI, Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle);
  • World Intellectual Property Forum [WIPF]; and
  • Global IP Conference [GIPC]

Additionally, he was also a nominated Expert Member of Patents Committee of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, and IP Syllabus and Copyright Committees of Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

In 2012, he was also a visiting faculty at National Institute of Intellectual Property Management, Nagpur for training of Examiners of Patents.

He has previously worked with:

  • Remfry & Sagar as Consultant, IPR;
  • FITT, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD), New Delhi as Executive Consultant, IPR & TT;
  • Defence Research and Development Organization [DRDO] as Deputy Director, IPR and Senior Scientist; and
  • Indian Patent Office [IPO] as Examiner of Patents & Designs.

Firm Overview:

Mehta & Mehta Associates (MehtaIP), Gurgaon, India is a full service boutique IP law firm, providing Filing, Prosecution and Litigation services in respect of Patents (in different fields of science and engineering), Trade Marks, Designs, Copyrights and Media & Entertainment Laws. The Firm assists both national and international clientele, from different geographical locations and backgrounds for all IP related contentious and non-contentious matters. The Firm is highly recognized for its techno-legal inputs. The Firm follows Proprietorship model consisting of Patent, Trademark, Designs & Copyright Attorneys; Registered Patent & Design Agents; and Patent Scientists. The members are highly qualified and have extensive experience in the fields of IPR and R&D. The Firm works with culture of “P4 Services”, i.e., in Professionalized, Personalized, Pro-active and Prompt manner.

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

Education:

  • 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

Education:

  • 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.

Education:

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.