Hala S. Mourad
Hala Mourad focuses her practice on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and client counseling related to mechanical and electrical technologies. Her litigation experience includes cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and U.S. district courts. She also maintains an active patent prosecution docket preparing and prosecuting patent applications.
During law school, Ms. Mourad gained significant experience as a summer associate at Finnegan, where she conducted legal research on complex patent issues and participated in the Accenture-Finnegan summer internship program. As an instructor with the D.C. Street Law High School Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center, Ms. Mourad taught a practical law course at a local high school and coached students to compete in an annual mock trial competition.
Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Mourad worked as a consulting engineer at a national engineering firm in Orlando.
- Certain Lithium Metal Oxide Cathode Materials, Lithium-Ion Batteries for Power Tool Products, 337-TA-951 (ITC) and BASF Corp. v. Umicore and Makita (D. Del). Represented Makita in actions relating to lithium-ion batteries and obtained a favorable result.
- Kaneka Corp. v. SKC Kolon PI, Inc. (C.D. Cal.). Represented SKC Kolon PI, Inc. and SKC, Inc. in litigation relating to polyimide films and associated manufacturing methods.
- Celgard, LLC v. SK Innovation Co., Ltd. (W.D.N.C., Fed. Cir.). Successfully obtained dismissal of suit related to lithium battery separators, which was affirmed on appeal to the Federal Circuit.
- Certain Light-Emitting Diodes, 337-TA-802 (ITC). Represented LG Electronics and LG Innotek in an ITC investigation concerning light emitting diodes.
- Philips Electronics v. Zoll Medical Corp. (D. Mass.). Represented Philips in litigation involving medical device technology.
- Represents disabled American veterans on a pro bono basis before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
- Served as a guardian ad litem for children whose parents were involved in custody disputes, D.C. Superior Court, 2012-2014.
- Served as judicial intern to the Honorable Virginia M. Hernandez Covington, M.D. Florida, 2010-2011.
- Served as executive articles editor and symposium chair of The Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives, 2009-2010.
- Served as judicial extern to the Honorable Ronald Guzmán, N.D. Illinois, 2008.
- Served as research assistant to Professor Amitai Aviram, researching the role of law in manipulating perceptions by applying analytic tools from the legal and economic fields, 2008.
- Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll, 2016.
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Tau Beta Pi
- Chi Epsilon
- Coauthor. "Sovereign Immunity May Allow Research Institutions at State Universities to Avoid Patent Validity Challenges at the Patent Office," LES Insights, March 21, 2017.
- Coauthor. "New Privilege Considerations for Korean Patent Practitioners," Law360, March 6, 2017.
- Coauthor. "China Takes the Lead in UAV Patent Filings as Commercial UAV Use Takes Off," China IP News, Oct. 2016.
- Coauthor. "Purchaser of Patents Barred from Asserting Patents Against Practicing Entity Led to Believe It Would Not Be Sued by Prior Owner," LES Insights, Aug. 30, 2016.
- Coauthor. "'Most-Favored' Licensee Clause Entitles Paid-Up Licensee to Refund of $69M Amount Exceeding Lump-Sum Payment of Subsequent Licensee," LES Insights, Aug. 9, 2016.
- Coauthor. "Patent Exhaustion Doctrine Does Not Permit a Farmer to Reproduce Patented Seeds Through Planting and Harvesting Without the Patent Owner's Permission," LES Insights, May 21, 2013.
- Coauthor. "Suppliers May Ask Courts to Rule That They Do Not Indirectly Infringe Patents When They Have Agreed to Supply an Allegedly Infringing Product Even Before Their Customers Have Had an Opportunity to Directly Infringe the Patents," LES Insights, April 2, 2013.
- Coauthor. "A Forum-Selection Clause in a License Agreement May Not Necessarily Prevent a Litigation from Being Filed and Permitted to Proceed in a Different Court," LES Insights, Nov. 27, 2012.