Louis J. Hoffman
Mr. Hoffman is a registered patent attorney skilled in the representation of clients with regard to patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property.
In 1984, Mr. Hoffman moved to Arizona to join Brown & Bain, a nationally known intellectual-property firm based in Phoenix (now part of Perkins Coie). In 1990, Mr. Hoffman joined a small patent boutique , which became known as the “Patent It” group – an affiliation of lawyers involved in procuring, enforcing, and licensing patents, which was active from 1992-2003. From 2003-2007, Louis was senior partner at Hoffman & Zur, which was a firm designed to commercialize and enforce valuable patents. Mr. Hoffman thereafter continued to practice through the law firm of Louis J. Hoffman, P.C., now known as the Hoffman Patent Firm and is one of the founding member firms of IP Protection Law Group.
Since 1991, Louis has advised independent inventors, small and mid-sized companies, and start-ups on protecting patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Mr. Hoffman has served as lead counsel on highly successful licensing and enforcement matters, including recently for DDR Holdings, LLC. He has experience in leading contested post-grant review proceedings in the Patent Office, and in the licensing, litigation, and trials of complex patent matters. Mr. Hoffman’s practice encompasses patent applications, license drafting, intellectual property enforcement, and some trademark and copyright work. He has briefed and argued approximately 20 appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board or its predecessor, with a success rate over 80%. Mr. Hoffman has been recognized several times by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine as one of the top patent professionals. In 2015, Louis was recognized by Acquisition International magazine with the title of Patent Specialist of the Year – Arizona.
A brief curriculum vitae for Mr. Hoffman is: Harvard Law School, J.D. 1984 with Honors; Princeton University, A.B. 1981 with Honors. Admissions: State of Arizona; State of California; U.S. Courts of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit; various U.S. District Courts.
Mr. Hoffman is a co-inventor on four patents:
Mr. Hoffman is active in various pro bono activities, including defending U.S. patent law and serving as chairman of the board of the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP). Mr. Hoffman has been a noted speaker on patent rights.
Mr. Hoffman was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. Louis met his wife Kathy in 1985 in Phoenix. They have two children, Seth and Ellie.