Hassan Albakri's practice focuses on intellectual property counseling.
Mr. Albakri provides patent infringement, invalidity, freedom-to-operate and litigation advice, and is part of the team which regularly handles high-value patent challenges on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Albakri also has experience handling trade secret, trademark and copyright matters, as well as assisting clients in developing worldwide IP strategies. He regularly analyzes intellectual property that clients are either interested in acquiring or are concerned about having used against them. In addition, he negotiates licenses, purchase agreements and other technology-related contracts for individuals, government entities and companies ranging from start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations.
Mr. Albakri has advised clients in a wide range of industries, including computer hardware and software, internet technologies, electronics, health care, telecommunications, energy and financial services. He also has experience with cross-border transactions, and represents Middle Eastern clients in connection with deals and disputes. He is licensed to practice law in New York and California and advises clients located in these and other states, as well as internationally.
Mr. Albakri's pro bono activities have included asylum and adoption work, as well as assisting the Carter Center in reviewing and opining on principal mining contracts entered into by the Democratic Republic of the Congo in an effort to reduce corruption. Mr. Albakri has also advised U.S.-based nonprofit organizations that establish sports programs for children with disabilities, as well as ones that assist Syrian refugees.
Before attending graduate school, Mr. Albakri was an intern at the Dobelle Institute where he helped implement artificial vision for the blind. Before that, he was a research fellow at Brown University in the Laboratory for Engineering Man/Machine Systems in image understanding and metrology. Mr. Albakri's degrees are in electrical engineering and business economics.