Hala S. Mourad focuses her practice on complex patent litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and U.S. district courts. She has experience litigating cases involving a wide variety of technical areas, including consumer electronics, medical devices, lithium batteries, and other electrical and mechanical technologies.
Hala has experience in all stages of patent litigation from pre-litigation investigations through trial and appeal. Her experience includes evaluating patent portfolios for assertion and preparing complaints; developing claim construction, infringement, and validity positions; managing fact discovery, including document collection and review; taking and defending depositions; working with experts to develop reports; preparing witnesses for trial; motions practice; and pre- and post-trial briefing.
In addition to her litigation practice, Hala has experience in post-grant practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), including drafting inter partes review (IPR) petitions. Hala has also handled patent prosecution matters, including preparing and prosecuting patent applications related to heavy machinery and data processing technologies before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Hala also devotes time to pro bono matters. Her pro bono practice includes representing disabled American veterans before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Hala has also represented parties in D.C. Superior Court, including serving as a guardian ad litem, representing mothers in child custody disputes, and negotiating landlord/tenant settlements.
She has been named to the Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll. Hala also enjoys coaching mock trials and has served as a judge in mock trial competitions for high school and college students.
As an instructor with the D.C. Street Law High School Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center, Hala also 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, Hala worked as a consulting engineer at a national engineering firm in Orlando.
- Georgetown University Law Center J.D., 2010
- University of Florida B.S., Civil Engineering, magna cum laude, 2005
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Veterans Claims
- Supreme Court of the United States
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Activities :
- American Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Tau Beta Pi
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