Harold is an intellectual property attorney whose practice is focused on patent and trademark litigation. He handles cases in Federal District courts and at the International Trade Commission. Having worked as a software development engineer prior to entering law school, Harold has a technical background which is ideally suited to high tech patent litigation and is instrumental in cases involving heavy source code analysis.
Harold has been a key member of Mintz teams handling recent patent cases involving assembly and fastening technologies, electronic components, and content protection technology and cryptography technologies used in ultra-high definition digital video-capable devices. He has also been a central team member for trademark and cases involving consumer goods and the entertainment industry.
Harold also has extensive experience advising clients on open-source software license compliance issues, including those related to the GNU GPL and LGPL, and assists clients with software license drafting and assessment.
Prior to joining the firm, Harold worked as an associate in the IP Litigation Group at a global law firm in New York. He focused primarily on patent litigation with an emphasis on technical subject matter in computing and software.
During law school, Harold served as notes editor to the Annual Survey of American Law and as a legal volunteer at a nonprofit digital library in San Francisco. In addition, as a research assistant to two professors at the law school, he researched and drafted memoranda on technology-related topics.
Earlier, Harold worked as a software development engineer, designing and developing infrastructure software used to support millions of users.
- New York University (JD)
- Princeton University (BA)
- Certain Digital Video-Capable Devices and Components Thereof (337-TA-1224) — Representing Koninklijke Philips N.V. and Philips North America LLC as Complainants before the ITC and in a parallel District of Delaware action. The asserted patents claim foundational content-protection technology widely implemented in, for example, ultra-high definition digital video-capable devices using the HDCP 2.2 standard, such as computers, displays, and televisions.
- Wildcat Licensing WI LLC v. General Motors et al., 1:19-cv-00833-MN-JLH, 1:19-cv-00834-MN-JLH, 1:19-cv-00839-MN-JLH, 1:19-cv-00840-MN-JLH ,1:19-cv-00842-MN-JLH, 1:19-cv-00843-MN-JLH, 1:19-cv-00844-MN-JLH, 1:19-cv-00845-MN-JLH, 1:19-cv-00846-MN-JLH) — Represented Wildcat Licensing WI LLC in the District of Delaware in several actions against major automotive manufacturers in patent litigation relating to foundational technologies in automated torque sequencing and fastening used, for example, to ensure safe and effective tightening of bolts in an appropriate sequence and to an appropriate torque to reduce structural failure risks.
- Umbra LLC v. OXO International, Ltd. (No: 1:19-cv-05955) — Represented plaintiff Umbra in a design patent infringement suit relating to Umbra’s patented design for its Tug paper towel holder. Managed case from beginning to end including drafting all filings through responsive claim construction briefing. Case settled on favorable terms for client.
- American Technical Ceramics Corp. v. Presidio Components, Inc. (E.D.N.Y. No. 2-14-cv-06544) — Represented Plaintiffs American Technical Ceramics and AVX Corporation in a patent suit against Presidio Components relating to the infringement of ATC’s capacitor patents by Presidio. Case went to jury trial resulting in a finding of infringement and award of damages against Presidio and in favor of clients ATC and AVX.