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Mr. Hansen has successfully represented emerging and established companies in litigation, including trials, of intellectual property cases in federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Hansen specializes in complex patent litigation, strategic patent counseling, and prosecution of patent applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Mr. Hansen has achieved patent litigation successes for plaintiffs as well as defendants in cases involving a broad range of technologies, including viral vector technologies; recombinant nucleic acids; biomanufacturing; pharmaceutical products; Internet and e-commerce; data storage, access, and synchronization; wired and wireless e-mail; wired and wireless networks; music recognition and downloads; encryption and copy protection; analog and digital signal processing; computer software, hardware, and peripherals; and mechanical devices.

Mr. Hansen’s uncompromising commitment to quality, dedication to client service, and exceptional technical capabilities are renowned among clients and colleagues alike. One client said, “I trust Shawn immensely to get this right and have a fair dose of pragmatism and decisiveness.” Colleagues have described Mr. Hansen as “smart, energetic, insightful, organized, and fun to work with.”

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Practice areas


  1. Patent Infringement: 75%
    16 years
  2. Patent Application: 25%
    18 years

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1001 Page Mill Road
Building 2
Palo Alto, CA, 94304-1008


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerManatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP2004 - Present
AssociateTraskBritt, P.C.2001 - 2004
Corporate CounselAdvantage Marketing, Inc.1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Utah State BarMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMemberN/A
Licensing Executives SocietyMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Philips v. *Concord Records, Inc., *Concord Music Group, Inc. et al.Pending case
*Visto Corp. v. Research In MotionPending case
*Visto Corp. v. MicrosoftSuccessfully settled
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Publication nameTitleDate
IP Law360Patent Trolls: A Selective Etymology2008
San Francisco Daily JournalVisto Corp., Microsoft Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit2008
Intellectual Property Litigation ReporterA New Strategy to Deal With Grokster2005
Journal of Internet LawPatents Give the DMCA Needed Teeth, Salvaging Copy Protection in the Post-Grokster Era2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Brigham Young UniversityHuman BiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1995