Ahren Hsu-Hoffman has over a decade of experience litigating patent infringement disputes and representing clients in IP matters. Ahren’s experience includes litigating district court cases which have involved everything from utility patents on computer networking technology, drones, video-on-demand systems, garage door openers, and kayaks to design patents covering women’s ballet flats. Many of Ahren’s cases have gone all the way to trial. Ahren has broad experience handling all phases of district court litigation, including arguing at claim construction hearings, deposing technical experts, creating technology tutorials and demonstratives, and preparing inventors, executives, and experts to testify at trial. Ahren also frequently handles inter partes reviews and other trial proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and has experience litigating IP cases before the US International Trade Commission.
Ahren’s patent cases have involved a multitude of technologies, including video-on-demand platforms, garage door openers, mobile hotspots, smartphone user interfaces, semiconductor manufacturing, gene probes, optoelectronic transceivers, inmate telephone systems, and radiation therapy. He worked on a case that resulted in one of the largest patent jury verdicts in the Eastern District of Virginia, with a total recovery for the client in excess of $260 million.
Outside of his patent litigation and PTAB work, Ahren maintains an active pro bono practice, assisting clients with guardianship and domestic violence restraining order matters.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ahren clerked for Judge James Ware of the US District Court for the Northern District of California and served as an intellectual property law fellow in the University of North Carolina’s Office of University Counsel. Ahren holds a B.S.E. in biomedical engineering and economics from Duke University.
Duke University, 2001, B.S.E.
University of North Carolina School of Law, 2005, J.D.
U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Clerkship to Judge James Ware of the US District Court for the Northern District of California (2006 - 2007)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)