Aaron Haleva, Of Counsel

Versatile IP attorney focused on complex electronics and software technology

In more than two decades of IP practice, Aaron Haleva has helped a variety of clients protect their intellectual property, including global companies in the healthcare, broadcasting, artificial intelligence and technology industries. He’s an experienced and versatile patent attorney, handling litigation and trademark work in addition to patent preparation and prosecution. Prior to the IP phase of his career, Aaron represented private portfolio lenders and developers in numerous significant and complex transactions.

Inventors can easily relate to Aaron because he “talks tech,” having several patents of his own. He’s developed on-board interactive vision systems for mobile autonomous robots, created big data analytical tools for immunology-based patient data to predict onset of disease and severity of conditions, and has navigated the patent procurement process both as an inventor and as an attorney. Over the years, Aaron has perfected the art of the patent examiner personal interview, allowing him to obtain broader patent claims in shorter prosecution times.

Skilled communicator, passionate advocate and effective storyteller

For Aaron, being an effective lawyer is like being an actor or director: Ultimately, one must be a good storyteller. Just as an on-screen performer prepares for a role, Aaron studies each client’s business, researches the context of a technology and translates complex topics into narratives and stories that his audience (whether judge, jury or patent examiner) can relate to as familiar. And, like a good director, he must envision various outcomes and nimbly adapt when competitors or adversaries try to poke holes in a patent or challenge rights to use a technology.

Clients appreciate Aaron’s communication skills and relentless attention to detail while never losing sight of the big picture. He leaves no stone unturned; he once saved a client $120 million by a detailed validity analysis of a competing technology thought to be impenetrable. Aaron has also handled several pro bono cases through Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, advocating for artists, inventors and authors whose rights were either challenged or purloined by prominent corporations. Outside of work, Aaron spends time on the water — whether swimming, fishing or sailing — and enjoys mountain climbing, especially when visiting his native state of Washington.

Practice Areas

Education

  • M.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1998
  • B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 1995
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1986
  • A.B., Premedical Concentration in Mathematics, Columbia University, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Washington State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Eta Kappa Nu, Honorary Electrical Engineering Society
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon, Honorary Chemical Society