When clients need an experienced trial attorney to handle their antitrust and intellectual property litigation, they turn to Mr. Hartley. As a fellow in the American College of Trial lawyers, and having almost 40 years of experience, Mr. Hartley knows how to simplify and present complex technical and factual disputes for a judge or jury.
Mr. Hartley has handled antitrust and patent infringement cases in a wide variety of businesses and industries, including healthcare, computer software and hardware, telecommunications, cable television, electronics, consumer products, manufacturing, cattle feeding and beef packing, construction, building materials, banking, transportation, agriculture, energy and natural resources, lumber, insurance, professional sports, and labor relations.
Antitrust. The leader of Holland & Hart's antitrust group, Mr. Hartley served a three-year term as a member of the governing Council of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association and was a member of a special task force reviewing certain issues arising in antitrust litigation. The Antitrust Section is the leading professional association of antitrust lawyers and economists.
Mr. Hartley has been lead counsel or actively involved in four successful jury trials involving antitrust claims, and has numerous cases on motions to dismiss or for summary judgment. He represented clients in a wide variety of cases involving horizontal and vertical restraints, monopolization claims, and mergers challenged under Section 7 of the Clayton Act. Mr. Hartley also has represented clients before state and federal criminal grand juries and defended deceptive practice cases brought by the Federal Trade Commission. In addition, he has advised clients concerning premerger notification rules and frequently makes presentations about antitrust compliance procedures.
Patent Infringement. Mr. Hartley has been responsible for more than 30 significant patent infringement lawsuits, including a number of successful jury trials, and several TRO or preliminary injunction evidentiary hearings, in fields such as computer software and hardware, telecommunciations, medical instruments and electronics.Mr. Hartley also has handled many Markman hearings, which have resulted in highly favorable claim interpretation rulings.
Mr. Hartley also has extensive trial experience in cases dealing with claims trade secrets, trademark and copyright infringement and unfair competition.