M. Todd Hales focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property (IP) law with a concentration on strategic intellectual property portfolio management and counseling.
Todd works closely with clients in the development and management of their IP portfolios, helping them identify and protect key technologies and innovations through careful selection of domestic and foreign protection and enforcement strategies. He also conducts due diligence investigations in connection with funding, acquisition and merger transactions, prepares legal opinions on patent validity, infringement and non-infringement, and handles portfolio and landscape evaluations and pre-litigation analyses. Todd advises clients on employment agreements and invention ownership, non-disclosure agreements, assignment and licensing of IP rights, and joint development agreements.
Todd has represented clients in a wide range of technologies. In medical device and life sciences, his technical experience includes ophthalmology, cardiology, urology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, radiology and otolaryngology. His experience also includes computer hardware systems, software systems and architecture, networking technologies, environmental technologies, aerospace, sports equipment, construction systems and tools, mechanical and electro-mechanical devices and systems, and optical technologies.
While earning his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in physics, Todd was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. During law school, Todd served as executive editor of the BYU Law Review.