Walter Hanley’s practice focuses on patent infringement litigation, as well as broad-based intellectual property litigation and counseling experience. He acts as lead counsel for clients in patent infringement suits involving a variety of complex technologies. Mr. Hanley has appeared in federal courts around the country and has argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Mr. Hanley also counsels and assists clients on issues relating to the validity, enforceability and infringement of intellectual property rights, and on the procurement and transfer of intellectual property. He has also represented both requestors and patent owners in numerous ex parte and inter partes patent reexamination proceedings, and petitioners in inter partes review proceedings.
Mr. Hanley has been recognized by The Legal 500 United States in the area of “IP–Patent Litigation: full coverage” (2013). He is active in bar association work, especially the New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, where is he second vice president and a member of the board of directors, and past chair of the committee on alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Hanley is a frequent speaker on topics relating to intellectual property litigation and has served as an arbitrator and neutral evaluator in patent disputes. He is also a member of Kenyon’s management committee.
Federal Circuit Arguments
with high honors
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