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 first 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. 

Representative Experience

Federal Circuit Arguments

  • Sony in Trans Video Electronics. Ltd. v. Sony Electronics Inc. 
  • Perkin-Elmer in TA Instruments, Inc. v. Perkin-Elmer Corp. 
  • Applera in Applera Corp. v. Micromass UK Ltd. 
  • Scimed in Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. Scimed Life Systems, Inc. 
  • Oscar Mayer in Oscar Mayer Foods Corp. v. ConAgra, Inc. 

Trials

  • Infosint in Infosint S.A. v.H. Lundbeck A/S, et al. (S.D.N.Y.) 
  • Boston Scientific in Cordis Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (D. Del.)
  • Northpoint in Northpoint Technology Ltd. v. MDS America, Inc. (S.D. Fla.)
  • Applera in Applera Corp. v. Micromass UK Ltd. (D. Del.) 
  • Scimed in Scimed Life Systems, Inc. v. Johnson & Johnson (D. Del.)

Additional Litigations

  • Netflix in Trans Video Electronics, Ltd. v. Netflix,Inc. (D. Del.) 
  • Sony in HumanEyes Technologies, Ltd. v. Sony Corp. (D. Del.) 
  • Olympus in Intellectual Ventures v. Canon Inc., Olympus Corp., et al. (D. Del.) 
  • Sony in In the Matter of Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices (ITC)
  • Airbus in Firepass IP Holdings, Inc v. Airbus Americas Inc., et al. (E.D.N.Y.) 
  • Sony in Trans Video Electronics LLC v. Sony Electronics Inc. (N.D. Cal.) 
  • BAE Systems in Odom v. Attachmate Inc., et al. (D. Ore.) 
  • Olympus in Voice Domain Technologies LLC v. Olympus Corp., et al. (W.D. Okla.)
  • Sony in Agere Systems Inc. v. Sony Corp., et al. (E.D. Tex.) 
  • Richemont in Richemont N.A. Inc. v. Wing Hon Metal Mfg. Inc. (D.D.C.) 
  • The Knot in WeddingChannel.com, Inc. v. The Knot, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.) 
  • Applera in Thermo Finnigan LLC v. Applera Corp. (D. Del.) 
  • Applera in Applera Corp. v. Thermo Electron Corp. (D. Del.) (for Applera)
  • Boston Scientific in Medtronic Vascular, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (D. Del., Fed. Cir.) 
  • Applera in Waters Technologies Corp. v. Applera Corp. (D. Del.) 
  • University of Manitoba, MDS Sciex, and Applera in University of Manitoba v. Waters Technologies Corp. (D. Del.) 
  • Aesculap in Aesculap AG & Co. KG v. Walter Lorenz Surgical, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) 
  • Scimed in Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. Scimed Life Systems, Inc. (S.D. Ind.) 
  • Internet Software in Interactive Gift Express, Inc. v. Compuserve Inc. et al. (S.D.N.Y., Fed. Cir.) 
Representative Matters
  • Perkin-Elmer in TA Instruments, Inc. v. Perkin-Elmer Corp.
  • Scimed in Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. Scimed Life Systems, Inc.
  • Oscar Mayer in Oscar Mayer Foods Corp. v. ConAgra, Inc. 
  • Infosint in Infosint S.A. v.H. Lundbeck A/S, et al. (S.D.N.Y.) 
  • Northpoint in Northpoint Technology Ltd. v. MDS America, Inc. (S.D. Fla.)
  • Scimed in Scimed Life Systems, Inc. v. Johnson & Johnson (D. Del.)
  • Netflix in Trans Video Electronics, Ltd. v. Netflix,Inc. (D. Del.) 
  • Sony in HumanEyes Technologies, Ltd. v. Sony Corp. (D. Del.) 
  • Olympus in Intellectual Ventures v. Canon Inc., Olympus Corp., et al. (D. Del.) 
  • Sony in In the Matter of Certain Cameras and Mobile Devices (ITC)
  • Airbus in Firepass IP Holdings, Inc v. Airbus Americas Inc., et al. (E.D.N.Y.) 
  • Sony in Trans Video Electronics LLC v. Sony Electronics Inc. (N.D. Cal.) 
  • BAE Systems in Odom v. Attachmate Inc., et al. (D. Ore.) 
  • Olympus in Voice Domain Technologies LLC v. Olympus Corp., et al. (W.D. Okla.)
  • Richemont in Richemont N.A. Inc. v. Wing Hon Metal Mfg. Inc. (D.D.C.) 
  • The Knot in WeddingChannel.com, Inc. v. The Knot, Inc. (S.D.N.Y.) 
  • Applera in Thermo Finnigan LLC v. Applera Corp. (D. Del.) 
  • Applera in Applera Corp. v. Thermo Electron Corp. (D. Del.) (for Applera)
  • Boston Scientific in Medtronic Vascular, Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (D. Del., Fed. Cir.) 
  • Applera in Waters Technologies Corp. v. Applera Corp. (D. Del.) 
  • University of Manitoba, MDS Sciex, and Applera in University of Manitoba v. Waters Technologies Corp.(D. Del.) 
  • Aesculap in Aesculap AG & Co. KG v. Walter Lorenz Surgical, Inc. (N.D. Cal.) 
  • Scimed in Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. v. Scimed Life Systems, Inc. (S.D. Ind.) 
  • Internet Software in Interactive Gift Express, Inc. v. Compuserve Inc. et al. (S.D.N.Y., Fed. Cir.) 
Bar and Court Admissions
  • New York
  • 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered Patent Attorney: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Organizations
  • New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, first vice president, a member of the board of directors, and past chair of the committee on alternative dispute resolution
  • Intellectual Property Owners’ Association, member of the committee on arbitration and mediation 
  • American Bar Association, litigation and intellectual property sections, where he has served on committees on federal practice and procedure and industrial design