Barry Haley, the senior partner of the firm, is a patent attorney who founded the firm with Eugene F. Malin (1936-1990) in 1969. Mr. Haley began his career as a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from 1967 to 1969 in Group 230 specializing in static and dynamic magnetic storage devices. He has successfully litigated patent, trademark, and unfair competition cases in Florida State and federal courts. Mr. Haley’s experience includes 8 years as Patent Counsel for CAE-LINK Corp., the leading manufacturer of flight simulators for commercial and military markets worldwide. While at LINK, Mr. Haley was actively involved in the preparation of complex software license agreements, Defense Department procurement regulations and corporate law.
Mr. Haley was born in Detroit, Michigan, June 22, 1939. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1961, where he received a 4 year Naval ROTC scholarship. After graduating from UCLA, Mr. Haley served in the United States Navy, achieving the rank of Lieutenant in Fighter Squadron 14 (VF-14) as a Naval Flight Officer, 1961-1965. He received his Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law, in 1968. Mr. Haley was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1969 and The Florida Bar in 1970. He is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the Broward County Bar, and the American Bar Associations.
Mr. Haley has broad patent experience in the electronic arts, including dynamic and static magnetic storage systems, communication and transmission devices, computers, digital image generation, virtual reality and simulation systems for flight simulation, telemedical products, and visual display systems using analog and digital computers and CRTs.
Mr. Haley also has extensive experience in patent litigation, acquisition of patented technology, licensing, and patent validity and infringement searches.