Alan Haus

Silicon Valley Intellectual Property (IP) Attorney
Alan Haus
IP, Labor & Employment, Technology Transactions
Silicon Valley

Alan Haus focuses his practice on employment law, intellectual property protection, licensing and commercial transactions. Mr. Haus represents clients ranging from start-ups to multinational companies. His clients include food and other consumer products companies, and e-commerce, software, educational publishing and entertainment companies. He is the former Chair of the Trademark Committee of the California State Bar’s Intellectual Property Section, and represents companies in almost every industry in multinational branding and trademark protection.


While his employment law work spans the entire range of that field, Mr. Haus is especially known for his work in employee mobility law.


Mr. Haus has been outside general counsel to many companies over the course of his career. On account of this experience he has an unusually broad range of skills beyond his core practice areas. Mr. Haus is a dual citizen of the U.S. and the European Union, and has substantial experience in cross-border intellectual property and other transactions in the E.U. and elsewhere.


Mr. Haus was also the founding editor of the firm’s newsletter for the food system community, called “Digital Fruit.”


Prior to joining the Royse Law Firm, Mr. Haus was a partner in the San Francisco offices of other prominent law firms.


Selected Publications and Speaking Engagements:
• Founding Editor, “Digital Fruit: Legal Updates in Food, Beverages, and AgTech,” Royse Law Firm (Quarterly)
• Speaker, KOCCA/DICON Conference, Seoul, Korea: “How Korean Video Game Makers Can Enter the U.S. Market Through Partnerships With U.S. Companies” (Fall 2012)
• Don’t Strap Your Hands On My Engines: Who Should Own the Video Game Software Tools & Game Engine? Entertainment, Publishing And The Arts Handbook, 2005-06 Edition (Thomson West)
• What Does General Motors’ Corporate Income Tax Return Have to do with Multimedia? Calculating Profits From Copyright Infringement in a Multimedia Work, Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, Vol. 12, No. 2, Summer 1994 (American Bar Association)
• Author of Comment, NLRA Preemption of State Wrongful Discharge Claims, 34 Hastings Law Journal 635


• J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Member, Hastings Law Journal
• M.B.A., University of California at Berkeley (Haas School of Business)
• B.A., Wesleyan University

Admitted to Practice

• California
• U.S. District Court (N.D., Cal.), U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Cir.), U.S. Supreme Court


• Member, Labor & Employment law section, State Bar of California
• Member, International Trademark Association (INTA)
• Member, iTechLaw (association of information technology attorneys, founded in 1971 as the Computer Law Association)
• Member, Video Game Bar Association (an international, invitation-only association of the leading attorneys in the industry)
• Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, Adjunct Faculty Member. Teaches entertainment law, finance and business strategic planning to classes of MFA candidates

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