Hal is a trial lawyer. He serves as lead counsel in high value patent, trade secret, unfair competition, and trademark disputes. Hal focuses much of his practice on representing Asia-based technology companies in litigation matters in the United States.
Hal litigates various intellectual property matters and actions in federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on behalf of semiconductor manufacturers, computer design and manufacturing companies, computer software companies, smartphone and internet backbone hardware companies, electronics providers, biotechnology research entities, telecommunications providers, and other technology companies. He also represents clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
In addition to his litigation practice, Hal counsels clients on an array of IP matters, including intellectual property protection, registration, and management issues, as well as intellectual property development and investment. In his licensing practice, Hal represents clients in patent, trademark, and copyright licensing, as well as in strategic partnerships and intellectual property asset purchases. He also advises on website development and the development of intellectual property security procedures, in addition to joint venture and co-development projects.