Ahren C. Hsu-Hoffman focuses on patent and intellectual property litigation. He has played a key role in all phases of a district court case, including handling technical expert depositions, creating technology tutorials and demonstratives, and preparing inventors, company executives, and infringement and validity experts to testify at trial. Ahren’s practice also focuses on patent trials conducted before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including proceedings recently created by the America Invents Act (AIA).
Ahren’s cases involve a multitude of technologies, including video-on-demand platforms, container shipping portals, mobile hotspots, face-detection technology, smartphone user interfaces, semiconductor manufacturing, gene probes, optoelectronic transceivers, inmate telephone systems, and radiation therapy. He recently 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. Ahren has also served as counsel in ex parte reexamination, inter partes review, and covered business method review proceedings.
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 the University Counsel. Ahren holds a B.S.E. in biomedical engineering and economics.
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)