The IAM Strategy 300 focuses exclusively on patent practitioners and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
Richard Hoffman’s proficiency at long-term strategic thinking pays huge dividends for companies in the form of robust and multi-layered IP protection that creates a strong deterrent for would-be infringers. He digs deep for his clients and isn’t afraid to pursue aggressive enforcement strategies.
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.