RICHARD W. HOFFMANN

Shareholder

Rick has vast experience in IP litigation. He has been the lead
counsel in more than 90 IP litigation matters in federal
courts and has argued more than a dozen cases in
front of federal courts of appeals.

RICHARD W. HOFFMANN

Shareholder
Rick is a luminary in the world of patent litigation. He has been the lead counsel in more than 90 IP litigation matters in federal courts and has argued more than a dozen cases in front of federal courts of appeals.

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(248) 689-4071
ASSISTANT
Judy Becker
Assistant Ext: 121
becker@reising.com
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CREDENTIALS

Bar Admissions
Michigan, Federal and State Courts
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Sixth Circuits
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Distinctions
Recommended by IAM 1000
Michigan Super Lawyer (2006–2018)
Several times named Top Lawyer (dbusiness® Magazine)
AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell
President of Phi Lambda Upsilon
Tau Beta Pi
Education
Michigan Technological University (Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, with honors)
Michigan State University College of Law (Juris Doctor, magna cum laude)
Memberships and Associations
 Intellectual Property Law Section to State Bar of Michigan
Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court
Professional Experience
Past President of the Saginaw Valley Patent Law Association
Past Council member to the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Technology Specialties
Mechanical and chemical engineering
Publications and Presentations
  • Panelist for the Knowledge Group’s Program on July 18, 2018, The Patent Venue Landscape after TC Heartland: Everything You Need to Know
  • Panelist for the Knowledge Group’s Program on May 24, 2018, Patent Infringment: A Thorough Analysis of 2017 Developments and Their Impacts in 2018
  • Panelist for iam® Auto IP USA, IP in the Supply Chain, May 8, 2018
  • Panelist for the Knowledge Group’s Program on February 1, 2018, Patent Infringement and Damages: Practical Tips and Strategies You Should Not Miss.
  • Lecturer for The Knowledge Group's program on September 15, 2017, on the topic of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
  • Speaker at conference Automotive Sensors and Electronics Expo 2017, presented by MEMS Journal, Inc., June 2017
  • Co-author of "Cases and Materials on Patent Law: Including Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Trademarks," seventh edition, West Academic Publishing
  • “What Constitutes a Printed Publication Under the Patent Act,” 1988 Det C.L. Rev.961

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