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Ansel Halliburton

Ansel Halliburton

Startup and IP lawyer

San Francisco
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
California at Davis King Hall
School of Law
About
I enjoy helping technology companies meet their goals. My practice focuses on starting up companies (formation documents and early-stage investments) and advising them on business and IP issues as they grow. In litigation, I've worked on a trademark case against a large public company, several trade secrets cases, patent cases, copyright cases, and a range of other business disputes.

As a former startup software engineer, I have an easy time understanding my clients' businesses and issues. I still build software and make open source contributions.
5
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experience

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Work History

Kronenberger Rosenfeld LLP

Associate

Apr 2015 - Present

Apr 2015 - Present

Halliburton Legal

Lawyer

Sep 2014 - Apr 2015

Sep 2014 - Apr 2015

ComputerLaw Group LLP

Associate

Jun 2012 - Aug 2014

Litigation in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, securities fraud, and other cases in federal and state courts, as well as appeals and arbitration. Hearings, motion drafting, discovery, taking and defending depositions, legal research, settlement negotiations and closing, selecting and working with technical and damages experts, etc. Second-chair lawyer in trademark jury trial and business fraud bench trial.

Transactional work for startups, including client counseling, licensing, contract drafting and reviews, incorporation, financing, data privacy, and IP protection (patent strategy, trademark registration, copyright registration, trade secret protection).

Jun 2012 - Aug 2014

ComputerLaw Group LLP

Law Clerk

Apr 2011 - May 2012

Legal research, drafting, and discovery in patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, securities, and corporate litigation.

Apr 2011 - May 2012

UC Davis Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic

Certified Law Student

Aug 2010 - May 2011

Represented clients in civil and family law cases arising from domestic violence and sexual assault. Litigated to position of strength and obtained highly favorable settlement.

Aug 2010 - May 2011

UC Davis InnovationAccess

Legal Extern

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Summer externship at UC Davis’ in-house patent-law and technology-transfer office. Patentability and marketability analyses; patent and materials licensing in biotechnology, nanotechnology, software, medical devices, mechanical engineering, and agriculture. Delivered staff presentation on Supreme Court’s Bilski v. Kappos decision. Legal research on international patent prosecution, Bayh-Dole Act, and licensee bankruptcies.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

UC Davis School of Law

Research Assistant

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Assisted Professor Madhavi Sunder with updating intellectual-property course and with work on faculty-appointments committee.

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Stanford IP Litigation Clearinghouse

Analyst

Oct 2006 - Jul 2008

Second employee in entrepreneurial/academic organization tasked with providing data and analysis on all U.S. intellectual property litigation. Built software systems for acquisition and machine-assisted case analysis, including a rules engine and a distributed multi-threaded PACER crawler. Spent a week in Wisconsin in the dead of winter with local volunteers and a scanner to collect court documents only available on paper.

The Clearinghouse was later spun out from the law school as Lex Machina, Inc., which is now a successful private company.

Oct 2006 - Jul 2008

Russo & Hale LLP

Legal Assistant

Aug 2004 - Feb 2007

Supported IP and business litigation—mainly trade secret and copyright cases for software companies. Handled cases in state and federal court, as well as domestic and international arbitration. Researched and drafted motions, attended hearings and a two-week bench trial, coordinated expert witnesses, and ran a mock trial. Performed initial assessment of source code copying and lent technical assistance for e-discovery. Trained new legal assistants and handled vendor relationships.

Aug 2004 - Feb 2007

Vazu, Inc.

Software Engineer

Sep 2003 - May 2004

Web application back-end and tool development. Integrated third-party e-commerce platform. Used open-source software development stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Python, bash, BIND). Handled network and application security and reliability (Nagios, Snort IDS, security audits).

Sep 2003 - May 2004

Self employed

Web, IT, and Database Consultant

May 2002 - Sep 2003

Web and database development, Linux system administration, training, troubleshooting, and network security. Clients spanned the software, manufacturing, legal services outsourcing, and life sciences industries.

May 2002 - Sep 2003

QuantumFind, Inc.

Software Engineer

May 2000 - Apr 2001

Co-developer of a 3D information search and browsing environment from prototype to public demo. Helped staff company's booth at COMDEX Fall 2000 just before the bubble burst.

May 2000 - Apr 2001

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