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Hal Sanders Gwin, Jr.

Of Counsel
Areas of Practice
  • Chemical & Materials Science
  • Clean Technologies
  • Life Sciences
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Foreign Rights
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Licensing
  • Opinions
  • Patent Analytics
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
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In more than three decades as a patent attorney, Sanders Gwin’s career has included serving as principal at two other law firms and being a senior intellectual property counsel at a large corporation.  Mr. Gwin’s practice is primarily focused on client counseling, patent prosecution, and infringement and invalidity opinions in the technical areas of chemical and materials, life sciences, medical devices, and mechanical devices.  Mr. Gwin served as a patent law expert (Ecolab, Inc. v. FMC Corp., (D. Minn. 2007)), and has been counsel in patent litigation, both in U.S. District Court and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (FilmTec Corp. v. Hydranautics, (Fed. Cir. 1992)).  From 1989-1990, Mr. Gwin served as a law clerk in the chambers of Senior Circuit Judge Edward S. Smith at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


Samford University  
J.D., 1989
Cumberland School of Law

Birmingham-Southern College 
B.S. Physics and Chemistry, 1983 

Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions

Bar Admissions:
District of Colombia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit