Ms. Al-Hassan is an associate attorney specializing in patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. She is registered as a patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and works in a wide variety of technical fields, ranging from chemical structures to complex mechanical devices. Ms. Al-Hassan is experienced in drafting patent applications and Office Action responses, as well as freedom-to-operate, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions.
In addition to patent prosecution, Ms. Al-Hassan’s practice encompasses intellectual property litigation in federal and state courts, as well as patent and trademark proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). In 2018, Ms. Al-Hassan was a member of the defense team in a federal trade dress infringement trial (Can’t Live Without It, LLC d/b/a S’well Bottle v. ETS Express, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-3506), which achieved a verdict of no liability on all causes of action and successfully defended against a $160 million damages demand.
Ms. Al-Hassan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Toledo with a B.A. in Chemistry. She received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School where she graduated cum laude, with Dean’s List honors and a Public Service Distinction. At Southwestern, Ms. Al-Hassan served as the Chair of the Board of Governors for the Moot Court Honors Program, where she earned awards as an appellate advocate in California, Delaware, and Washington D.C.
While attending Southwestern, Ms. Al-Hassan was admitted to the Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic where she drafted appellate opening and reply briefs, and presented oral argument before the Ninth Circuit in Candido Gonzales Dominguez v. Sessions (United States). Before graduating, Ms. Al-Hassan served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas J. Osowik of the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals.
Ms. Al-Hassan holds a certification in Bioscience Industry Law and Practice from the Keck Graduate Institute. While earning her certification, Ms. Al-Hassan received the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Trademark Law.
- Southwestern Law School
- J.D., Juris Doctor, cum laude
- University of Toledo
- B.A., Chemistry, magna cum laude
- U.S. District Court, Central District of California
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, pro hac vice
- United States Patent and Trademark Office