Jason Halpin focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property and commercial litigation.
Previously Jason was an Associate at Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece where he represented institutional lenders, real estate developers, brokers, contractors and patent owners in various disputes. Jason previously worked as a law clerk for three years in the Chambers of the Honorable Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. District Judge, where he covered a broad range of civil and criminal matters, including actions involving intellectual property, commercial and environmental disputes.
Jason has also worked in the motion picture industry, co-producing “The Medicine Game,” an award winning feature-length documentary about two Native American brothers, and their pursuit of success in lacrosse. His work included co-writing and co-producing the film, and assisting in drafting and negotiating the contract that resulted in the documentary airing on more than 100 PBS stations across the country on Public Television’s World Channel.
- Represented archery equipment manufacturer in connection with patent infringement dispute.
- Represented trademark holder of famous furniture logo in opposition proceeding against applicant seeking registration of similar mark.
- Represented public corporation and members of board of directors in a shareholder class action lawsuit following a merger agreement.
- Represented minority shareholder in connection with dispute regarding accusations of breach of fiduciary duty, and successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing the action.
- Represented manufacturer of HID lamps in connection with dispute regarding misappropriation of trade secrets, which resulted in favorable settlement.
- Represented global manufacturer of telecommunication products in connection with patent infringement dispute, and successfully defended a motion for summary judgment on the issue of laches brought by the accused infringer.
- Represented Central New York manufacturer and retail clothing company in connection with a copyright dispute involving human mannequins.
- Represented a remediation contractor in a million dollar lawsuit for unpaid services.
- Represented a purchaser of a defective telecommunications device against the manufacturer.
- First chaired a pro bono civil rights jury trial in the Northern District of New York.
- Syracuse University, B.S., magna cum laude, 2003
- Brooklyn Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2008
- New York, 2009
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
- Onondaga County Bar Association
- NDNY Federal Court Bar Association
- Federal Court Bar Association First Decade Committee, Co-Chair
- Innovation American Inn of Court, Member
- Onondaga County Bar Association, Volunteers Lawyers Project
- Co-author, "The Filing and Briefing of Cross-Motions in State and Federal Court," Court Review: The Journal of the American Judges Association, pp. 136-148, Vol. 50, Issue 3
- Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016 Rising Star for Business Litigation
- Selected as a 2013 Empire State Counsel Honoree by the New York State Bar Association
- Recipient of 2012-2014 Honor Roll of Pro Bono Service for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
- Law Clerk, Chambers of the Honorable David E. Peebles, U.S. Magistrate Judge, NDNY
- Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
- Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece
- Law Clerk, Chambers of the Honorable Glenn T. Suddaby, U.S. District Judge, NDNY