October 12, 2022
Topic: You Can’t Take It With You: Making Sure Intellectual Property Survives
• What are Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
• How do you Transfer Ownership of Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights?
• What to Watch Out For Regarding Joint Ownership of Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights?
• How Best to Obtain a Security Interest in Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights?
Marc E. Hankin, Esq., of Hankin Patent Law, APC, is a Registered Patent Attorney with a strong science background who has had extensive involvement as the lead lawyer in all areas of intellectual property law, including: patent preparation, prosecution, and licensing; trademark and copyright registration and licensing; intellectual property disputes and litigating patent, trademark, and copyright infringements; domain name disputes; thefts of trade secrets; and other unfair competition matters. Marc has been the First Chair Litigator on a wide variety of IP matters for companies and universities ranging in size from solo inventors to start-ups through the top of the Fortune 500, and every size in between. Marc has been hired to testify at Trial and Deposition a dozen times as an Expert Witness and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General regarding a patent infringement matter. Marc has a sub-specialty in providing patent services for domestic and foreign Colleges and Universities, and served for several years as the Chair of the ABA University IP Law Committee.
Marc advises owners and managers of all sized businesses on how best to protect their valuable technology and creative works, through patent prosecution, trademark and copyright registration, licensing agreements, and trade secret protection. For more than thirty-three (33) years, Marc has counseled clients, including manufacturers and distributors in many different industries, including: software, hardware, visual effects, robotics, home theater, optical, dental, and medical devices, footwear, garments, jewelry, food, cannabis, vaping, nutraceuticals, and dietary supplements. Marc is quite knowledgeable about a wide variety of issues in the mechanical, chemical, and electrical arts, and also has been hired as a Mediator for IP disputes.
Marc frequently ranks high in regional, national, and international surveys, and in 2004 (Rising Star®, top 2.5%), and every year from 2007 through 2022 has been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer®, placing him in the top 5% of Intellectual Property attorneys in the view of his peers and competitor attorneys. Top 1% of Trademark Attorneys in USA (#71 out of more than 80,000) – Patexia Insight Intelligence Report June 2021; Hankin Patent Law has been selected and awarded: (1) the M&A Today Global Awards, Patent Law Firm of the Year – 2015 – 2022; (2) Corporate LiveWire Global Award, Best Patent Law Firm in California in 2015 – 2022; and (3) ACQ5, Vanilla Thinking Limited, IP Litigation Law Firm Of The Year – U.S. (L.A.) for 2015 – 2022. Marc was Chair of the Board of Trustees of Veterans Legal Institute, and in 2018, received the Lawyers For Warriors Award for fundraising & providing veterans with pro bono legal services.
Mr. Hankin has served as a Master and Chair of the Nominating Committee (served 3 of the first 4 years on the Committee) of the Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property Law American Inn of Court in Orange County and was previously Master, the Program Chair, and the Membership Chair of the Paul R. Michel I.P. Law American Inn of Court in L.A. Marc has been the Program Chair of the L.A. Intellectual Property Law Association and has been involved as an active Member and frequent Chair or Vice-Chair of Committees and Subcommittees for numerous local, state, national, and International Bar Associations. Marc spent more than six 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, negotiating an International Treaty on Choice of Courts Agreements for use in international litigation including IP.
Marc earned a B.S. in 1984 from Boston University (Medical Science; Biology, Chemistry, and Physics); an M.S. in 1987 from Iona College (Biology; Scanning Electron Microscopy); and a J.D. from The Law School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992, where Marc taught Legal Research and Writing; edited the Journal of International Business Law; and competed on several Moot Court Teams (and now regularly Judges Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions). After Law School, Marc served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles L. Brieant, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Marc is admitted to all State and Federal Courts in California and New Jersey, and fifteen U.S. District & Appellate Courts.
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