Elliot Hales
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Elliot Hales

Associate
hales.elliot@dorsey.com

Overview

ELLIOT HELPS CLIENTS LITIGATE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES IN A WIDE ARRAY OF INDUSTRIES AND VENUES.

Elliot is experienced in patent infringement litigation in federal court, the International Trade Commission, and post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He has practiced in U.S. District Courts in Utah, Delaware, Minnesota, and Texas. Additionally, Elliot has helped his clients manage and enforce their IP portfolios through licensing and assertion letters. 

Education & Admissions

Cornell University (J.D., 2013), CALI Award Recipient; General Editor, Cornell International Law Journal; Moot Court Board Member

Brigham Young University (B.A., 2010)

Admissions

  • California
  • Utah

Languages

  • Norwegian

Experience

Representative Litigation

  • Secured pre-trial settlement for respondent in ITC investigation of infringement of more than 20 claims in related patents (child carrier products)
  • Moved for and received dismissal of inequitable conduct allegations; settled patent infringement allegations before substantial discovery took place (carbon fiber arrow shafts)
  • Moved for and received pre-discovery dismissal of claims under Section 101 (graphical process simulation)
  • Moved for pre-discovery summary judgment of invalidity under Section 101 and settled case shortly before hearing on the motion (weight-loss medication)
  • Secured cancellation of every patent claim asserted against client through IPR proceedings (essential oil diffusion hardware)
  • Successfully defended validity of each of more than 40 challenged claims in an instituted IPR (video conferencing technology)
  • Secured ITC finding that multiple claims in multiple asserted patents were valid and infringed, meriting an exclusion order (networking hardware and software)
  • Secured pre-trial settlement for defendant in multi-patent ITC Investigation (symbol recognition technology)
  • Secured preliminary injunction for infringement of multiple claims of multiple patents; case settled on favorable terms shortly thereafter (hunting scent control)

Industries & Practices

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Technology
  • Trademark, Copyright & Advertising

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Immigration: Safe Haven Award recipient; assisted DACA applicants secure protected status
  • Election Protection: drafted jurisdictional rights summaries to assist voters; managed call-in center for voting-day rights disputes
  • Identity theft: Assisted former foster child dealing with institutional identity theft and resulting tax burden

Accolades

Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2020

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2020
Elliot Hales