Mr. Hanley’s practice focuses on patent infringement litigation, but he has broad-based intellectual property litigation and counseling experience. 

Mr. Hanley has acted 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. Mr. Hanley 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, the Intellectual Property Owners’ Association where he is a member of the Committee on Arbitration and Mediation, and the American Bar Association Sections on Litigation and on Intellectual Property, where he has served on committees on Federal Practice and Procedure and Industrial Design. Mr. Hanley is a frequent speaker on topics relating to intellectual property litigation. He has served as an arbitrator and neutral evaluator in patent disputes. He is a member of Kenyon’s Management Committee. 

Representative cases include:

Federal Circuit Arguments
Trans Video Electronics. Ltd. v. Sony Electronics Inc. (2012) (for Sony)
TA Instruments, Inc. v. Perkin-Elmer Corp. (2004) (for Perkin-Elmer)
Applera Corp. v. Micromass UK Ltd. (2003) (for Applera)
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. Scimed Life Systems, Inc. (2001) (for Scimed)
Oscar Mayer Foods Corp. v. ConAgra, Inc. (1994) (for Oscar Mayer) 

Recent Trials
Infosint S.A. v.H. Lundbeck A/S, et al. (S.D.N.Y 2009) (for Infosint)
Cordis Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (D. Del. 2005) (for Boston Scientific)
Northpoint Technology Ltd. v. MDS America, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2003) (for Northpoint)
Applera Corp. v. Micromass UK Ltd. (D. Del. 2002) (for Applera)
Scimed Life Systems, Inc. v. Johnson & Johnson (D. Del. 2001) (for Scimed) 

Other Recent Cases
Trans Video Electronics, Ltd. v. Netflix,Inc. (D. Del.) (for Netflix)
HumanEyes Technologies, Ltd. v. Sony Corp. (D. Del.) (for Sony) 
Intellectual Ventures v. Canon Inc., Olympus Corp., et al. (D. Del.) (for Olympus)
In the Matter of Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices (I.T.C.) (for Sony)
Firepass IP Holdings, Inc v. Airbus Americas Inc., et al. (E.D.N.Y.) (for Airbus)
Trans Video Electronics LLC v. Sony Electronics Inc. (N.D. Cal.) (for Sony)
Odom v. Attachmate Inc., et al. (D. Ore.) (for BAE Systems)
Voice Domain Technologies LLC v. Olympus Corp., et al. (W.D. Okla.) (for Olympus)
Agere Systems Inc. v. Sony Corp., et al. (E.D. Tex.) (for Sony)
Richemont N.A. Inc. v. Wing Hon Metal Mfg. Inc. (D.D.C.) (for Richemont)  
WeddingChannel.com, Inc. v. The Knot, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.) (for The Knot)
Thermo Finnigan LLC v. Applera Corp. (D. Del.) (for Applera)
Applera Corp. v. Thermo Electron Corp. (D. Del.) (for Applera)
Medtronic Vascular, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (D. Del., Fed. Cir.) (for Boston Scientific)
Waters Technologies Corp. v. Applera Corp. (D. Del.) (for Applera) 
University of Manitoba v. Waters Technologies Corp. (D. Del.) (for Univ. of Manitoba, MDS Sciex and Applera)
Aesculap AG & Co. KG v. Walter Lorenz Surgical, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) (for Aesculap)
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. Scimed Life Systems, Inc. (S.D. Ind.) (for Scimed)
Interactive Gift Express, Inc. v. Compuserve Inc. et al. (S.D.N.Y., Fed. Cir.) (for Internet Software, Inc.)

representative matters

 

Additional Representative cases include:

Federal Circuit Arguments
TA Instruments, Inc. v. Perkin-Elmer Corp. (2004) (for Perkin-Elmer)
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. Scimed Life Systems, Inc. (2001) (for Scimed)
Oscar Mayer Foods Corp. v. ConAgra, Inc. (1994) (for Oscar Mayer) 

Recent Trials
Infosint S.A. v.H. Lundbeck A/S, et al. (S.D.N.Y 2009) (for Infosint)
Northpoint Technology Ltd. v. MDS America, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2003) (for Northpoint)
Scimed Life Systems, Inc. v. Johnson & Johnson (D. Del. 2001) (for Scimed) 

Other Recent Cases
Trans Video Electronics, Ltd. v. Netflix,Inc. (D. Del.) (for Netflix)
HumanEyes Technologies, Ltd. v. Sony Corp. (D. Del.) (for Sony) 
Intellectual Ventures v. Canon Inc., Olympus Corp., et al. (D. Del.) (for Olympus)
In the Matter of Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices (I.T.C.) (for Sony)
Firepass IP Holdings, Inc v. Airbus Americas Inc., et al. (E.D.N.Y.) (for Airbus)
Trans Video Electronics LLC v. Sony Electronics Inc. (N.D. Cal.) (for Sony)
Odom v. Attachmate Inc., et al. (D. Ore.) (for BAE Systems)
Voice Domain Technologies LLC v. Olympus Corp., et al. (W.D. Okla.) (for Olympus)
Richemont N.A. Inc. v. Wing Hon Metal Mfg. Inc. (D.D.C.) (for Richemont)  
WeddingChannel.com, Inc. v. The Knot, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.) (for The Knot)
Thermo Finnigan LLC v. Applera Corp. (D. Del.) (for Applera)
Applera Corp. v. Thermo Electron Corp. (D. Del.) (for Applera)
Medtronic Vascular, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (D. Del., Fed. Cir.) (for Boston Scientific)
Waters Technologies Corp. v. Applera Corp. (D. Del.) (for Applera) 
University of Manitoba v. Waters Technologies Corp. (D. Del.) (for Univ. of Manitoba, MDS Sciex and Applera)
Aesculap AG & Co. KG v. Walter Lorenz Surgical, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) (for Aesculap)
Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. Scimed Life Systems, Inc. (S.D. Ind.) (for Scimed)
Interactive Gift Express, Inc. v. Compuserve Inc. et al. (S.D.N.Y., Fed. Cir.) (for Internet Software, Inc.)

bar and court admissions
  • New York
  • Registered Patent Attorney: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
professional organizations

The American Bar Association Sections on Litigation and on Intellectual Property and past service on Industrial Design and Federal Practice and Procedure committees; the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association and the American Institute of Aeronautics; the New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association