Joseph A Hynds practises across the full spectrum of IP law, with a particular focus on patent infringement litigation. He has extensive experience with all aspects of patent litigation in US district courts and before the US International Trade Commission. He has handled cases covering a broad range of pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, telecommunications, chemical, e-commerce and electrical technologies. He has also participated in numerous appeals to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr Hynds has particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman litigation and related issues.
Mr Hynds also has substantial experience with patent interference matters before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in the federal courts. He has represented clients in interference-related matters in a broad range of biotechnology, electrical, mechanical and medical device technologies. Mr Hynds also counsels a variety of domestic and international clients on US IP law, providing them with infringement, validity and enforceability opinions, and advises on licensing matters.
Mr Hynds has repeatedly been named one of Washington DC’s Best Lawyers in Intellectual Property by Legal Times and was selected as a Best Lawyer for the Washington DC section of Best Lawyers in America® (2013 to 2017) in the fields of litigation (intellectual property and patents), patent law, trademark law and copyright law. He is also listed in ALM’s 2010 Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Patent Law and the Washington DC Super Lawyers list (2012 to 2017) published by Thomson Reuters.
He received his BA in physics from Wabash College in 1986 and his JD (hons) from George Washington University in 1991. Mr Hynds was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1991 and the District of Columbia Bar in 1993. He is registered to practise before the USPTO. From 1986 to 1989, Mr Hynds was a USPTO patent examiner in the electrical arts.
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