Former Telco IP Director John J. Murphy Joins Han Santos Seattle Office

Former Telco IP Director John J. Murphy Joins Han Santos Seattle Office Continuing in the trajectory of steady growth, Han Santos finalized an agreement this month with the former Director of Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property at T-Mobile USA, Inc., John J. Murphy. Murphy, a longtime strategic partner to Han Santos, brings with him more than 20 years of experience …

Han Santos Privacy Round Up-February 2021

Han Santos Privacy Round Up-February 2021 by Nabil Abdalla Overview February heralded a slew of new federal and state-driven privacy and Data protection laws, as well as three key events that have implications on data breach protocols and social media privacy. Noteworthy Events Facebook’s $650M BIPA Settlement Class action settlement over violations of the Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act The …

Glen Johnson Named Han Santos IP Counseling Practice Lead

Glen Johnson Named Han Santos IP Counseling Practice Lead February 2020—Han Santos is proud to announce that Senior Attorney Glen Johnson will now lead the Firm’s IP Counseling Practice. Johnson, who first joined the firm as Of Counsel in the summer of 2020, brings over 25 years of experience including 20 years of senior and managerial roles in intellectual property …

Han Santos Elevates Testing Industry Advisor Alan Thiemann to Partner

Han Santos Elevates Testing Industry Advisor Alan Thiemann to Partner January 2021—Han Santos, PLLC, a leading Corporate and Intellectual Property law firm, announced today that the well-known testing industry lawyer Alan Thiemann will formally join the practice as Partner. Thiemann will head the firm’s Testing Practice, as well as continuing to lead the DC-based Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice. Thiemann’s 45 …

Understanding Secret Commercial Use and the Patent Filing Grace Period

Understanding Secret Commercial Use and the Patent Filing Grace Period By Elliott Chen An inventor created a piece of proprietary software that is used to design a commercial product. The inventor initially decided to keep the proprietary software a trade secret, but then decides to file a patent application for the software after sales of the commercial product started to …

PPP Loan Considerations for Mergers & Acquisitions

PPP Loan Considerations for Mergers & Acquisitions By Shamim Mohandessi In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 27th, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law. Legislation that was passed by Congress with broad bipartisan support. A prominent feature of the CARES Act has been the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP …

Han Santos Represents Amazon Agency Orca Pacific in Merger with MightyHive

Han Santos Represents Amazon Agency Orca Pacific in Merger with MightyHive November, 2020, Seattle WA— Han Santos, PLLC acted as counsel to Orca Pacific in its merger with MightyHive, a wholly-owned subsidiary of S4 Capital PLC; a deal that officially closed October 30th. The merger is expected to bolster MightyHive’s existing eCommerce and advertising offerings while allowing Orca Pacific’s industry-leading team …

Han Santos Counselor Earns Coveted Privacy Practice Certification

Han Santos Counselor Earns Coveted Privacy Practice Certification Nabil Abdalla, celebrated associate within Han Santos, recently received his Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) credential after passing the exam in July. Nabil works within the firm’s Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity & Privacy practice groups. Obtaining the CIPP certification sets Nabil up as a premier counselor in the privacy law sector. Earning …

Filing a Provisional Application Does Not Give Away Your Trade Secret

By Elliott Chen

In many cases, companies debate between making use of trade secrets and making use of patents. The two intellectual property regimes have different characteristics. However, a common practice is to file a provisional patent to buy time for a company to make a decision.

Patrick Santos invited to join Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust

Patrick Santos invited to join Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust is an Invitation-Only Community for Top Business Decision Makers in the Puget Sound Region Seattle, WA, May 26, 2020 — Patrick Santos, Managing Partner of Han Santos, PLLC, has been invited to join Puget Sound Business Journal Leadership Trust, an exclusive community for …