Richard W Hoffmann

Attorney at Law at Reising Ethington PC
Ranked in Legal, Licensing
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Richard Hoffmann litigates across the IP spectrum with confidence and poise – and winning results. The experienced lead counsel excels at trial and appeal and has a superb command of developing patent case law.

Richard W Hoffmann's Profile

Richard Hoffmann leads Reising Ethington’s litigation group and has litigated IP disputes at every court level from the state courts up to the US Supreme Court, with particular experience before the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr Hoffmann has also advocated before administration tribunals including the International Trade Commission, the PTAB and the TTAB.

Over more than 30 years, Mr Hoffmann has represented a diverse range of clients from individuals to Fortune 500 companies in litigation, IP procurement and monetisation of IP assets. His cases have involved licensing and IP issues, utility and design patent issues, trademark issues, trade dress issues, trade secret issues and copyright issues. He is determined, when litigation is necessary, to posture the case in a way that maximises asset value for his clients. In this regard, Mr Hoffmann has developed and implemented a broad brand-protection programme that enables clients to reduce counterfeiting and maximise product monetisation. As a result of his strategies, he has secured favourable licences, assignments, joint-venture agreements and litigation verdicts. Mr Hoffmann is routinely consulted in connection with the drafting of IP agreements and negotiating strategies for Reising Ethington’s clients. In connection with his preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark rights, he has been involved in myriad technologies and industries.

Mr Hoffmann received a bachelor of science in chemical engineering, with honours, from Michigan Technological University, and a JD from Michigan State University College of law, magna cum laude.

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