HIPLegal LLP was founded by experienced Silicon Valley intellectual property lawyers. Our expertise is based on years of experience working with leading companies in Silicon Valley as well as up and coming start-ups who aim to change the world.
Judith is a registered patent attorney. Her goal is to help clients get the best value for their money and establish a useful and cohesive IP portfolio that aligns with their business goals. To do this, she delves deeply into each of our clients’ industries and business goals, and uses that foundation to create practical solutions for our clients.
Her electrical engineering background, and years of experience ensures that she can assist clients in identifying and protecting their intellectual property. She primarily works in the software, hardware, security, and telecommunications industries, and offers a broad range of services. In addition creating a patent portfolio, she is involved in preparation and prosecution of patent applications, design of patent programs, review and evaluation of patent portfolios, negotiation and writing of licenses, due diligence, open source licensing compliance and policy design, and writing opinions regarding patent validity and infringement.
Laura is a registered patent attorney with three decades of experience supporting both large companies and startups. She was a partner in two different large Silicon Valley IP firms before moving in-house for 10 years. Her background gives her a deep understanding of the priorities of in-house counsel and startups. Her goal is to deliver high quality patent work on time and on budget to yield an IP portfolio that aligns with her clients’ business goals. She has expertise and experience with both open source issues and patent pool strategy and compliance.
Laura has a B.S. and M.S. in computer science and is a long-time member of IEEE and ACM. She primarily works in the software, hardware, networking, and telecommunications industries, and offers a broad range of services. In addition to creating patent portfolios, she is involved in preparation and prosecution of patent applications, design of patent programs, review and evaluation of patent portfolios, negotiation and writing of licenses, due diligence, open source licensing compliance and policy design, writing opinions regarding patent validity and infringement, litigation support, and post-grant patent review.
Our team also includes numerous contract attorneys, with years of experience in working with technology companies including start-ups. These are primarily attorneys who have perfect backgrounds to support our clients, but who are looking for a structure outside traditional law firms and billable hours. The contract attorneys who work with HIPLegal include lawyers who have gone back to school to get advanced degrees in technology, have young children, or have other jobs or passions but want to use their considerable skills and expertise to work part-time. By taking advantage of the untapped potential of such attorneys, HIPLegal can provide a depth of expertise and availability unmatched by other small firms.