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James Hovard is a litigator who represents various clients in technology-related matters in federal district court, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the U.S. International Trade Commission. His practice covers many aspects of technology disputes including: pre-suit investigations, fact and expert discovery, trial, post-trial briefing, and appeals. His experience includes diverse technology areas such as cellular communications, image processing, networking, and medical devices.

  • Represented a cellular device manufacturer from complaint through trial in federal district court concerning LTE essential patents and FRAND breach of contract claims.
  • Represented a cellular device manufacturer in federal district court concerning image processing, encoding, and compression related technologies.
  • Represented a high tech company in federal district court and an ITC investigation concerning television set-top boxes.
  • Filed IPR petitions in the U.S Patent and Trademark Office concerning LTE uplink scheduling and location based network selection.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Previous Experience

  • Schlumberger Drilling & Measurements, Field Engineer, Anchorage, Alaska (2007-2011)