Local Counsel Representation

Sophisticated Local Intellectual Property Counsel in Los Angeles

At Hankin Patent Law, we act as local counsel to many national and international corporations with Intellectual Property disputes in the Los Angeles area. The Local Rules of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, with Divisions located in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and Riverside, are among the most complex of any of the 94 District Courts in the United States. We are well versed in these Local Rules and can help corporate and other outside counsel navigate the procedural irregularities that are so common here in Los Angeles.

Mr. Hankin has practiced before most of the Judges in the Central District of California, and knows quite a bit about their particular likes and dislikes. This can come in handy when trying to obtain a result that may not be apparent on its face. Often cases are won on procedure and by “wearing the white hat” when just being correct is not enough.

The attorneys at Hankin Patent Law also have extensive experience in the Southern District, located in San Diego, and the Northern District, with Divisions in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. While we are not truly “local” to those courts, we are admitted to practice there, and do so regularly for our clients.

In particular, the special Patent Rules of the Northern District of California pose problems for many general practice firms with litigators who are not really patent attorneys. With significant experience litigating under those Rules, we can add a real edge to your case that might not be gotten elsewhere.

Some of the representative clients for whom we have acted as local counsel include:

Mr. Hankin worked closely with out-of-town counsel to successfully defend a patent infringement claim against one computer mouse manufacturer by another computer mouse manufacturer and Mr. Hankin and his colleagues not only won on summary judgment of non-infringement, but they also obtained a couple hundred thousand dollars in legal fees for their client from the Plaintiff.

If you are a plaintiff or a defendant with a patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret theft, licensing or other Intellectual Property dispute in the Los Angeles area and your in-house or outside General Counsel or Litigation Counsel needs Local Counsel expertise, please contact Hankin Patent Law for a consultation to see how we can make your work easier and more effective here in our Courts.