Biography

Kevin D. Hogg focuses his practice on litigation and counseling concerning patents, trademarks, unfair competition and trade secrets, and works with a wide variety of products and technologies. During his 25 year career, he has appeared in federal courts across the United States in cases ranging from the relatively modest to complex multidistrict actions with claimed damages in excess of $100 million. He regularly advises highly respected innovators, such as The Procter & Gamble Company, on intellectual property matters.

In addition to his Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating™, he has been selected by the Chicago Law Bulletin’s Leading Lawyer Network as a “Leading Lawyer" and since 2013, has been recognized as an “IP Star” in Managing IP’s IP Star Survey (fka the World IP Handbook and Survey). Mr. Hogg has been selected as one of the "World’s Leading Patent Practitioners" from 2013-2016 by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine.

Representative Experience

Mr. Hogg has litigated cases involving a wide range of products and technologies, ranging from consumer products including foods and simple mechanical devices to commercial products including complicated electronics, communications networks, and other industrial equipment.

  • In a complex multidistrict litigation, successfully defended one of the nation’s largest cable television companies against nine patents allegedly covering high speed data and high definition television transmission. The patent holder eventually capitulated on eight of the nine patents and lost the ninth on summary judgment of non-infringement.
  • Gained a victory for multiple cable television companies against four patents asserted against transmission systems for video on demand and other compressed video applications, as the court held all four patents invalid.
  • Won a very favorable settlement for one of the world’s largest multinational companies in a patent and inventorship dispute involving wireless electronic devices. The court upheld the validity of the company’s patents and rejected the competitor’s claims of inventorship.

Background and Credentials

In his 25 years of litigating patent and trademark cases across the United States, Mr. Hogg has taken a number of those cases completely through trial and appeal, on both liability and damages. He has practiced before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in reissue, reexamination and interference proceedings, many involving proceedings in parallel to related litigation. This combined experience allows him to advise his clients on the most effective of these avenues for achieving client-desired results. In addition to his litigation work, he previously served as Chair of the Firm’s IP Litigation Group..

Mr. Hogg graduated magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and obtained his law degree, with honors, from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law (J.D., with honors)
  • University of Cincinnati (B.S., magna cum laude)
    • Mechanical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Matters

Acacia v. Charter Communications*
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement

Acacia v. Cable America, NGP Cable, et al*
The United States District Court for the District of Arizona
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement

Acacia v. Mid-Continent Media, et al*
The United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement

Acacia v. Armstrong Group, et al*
The United States District Court for the District of North Dakota
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement

Broadcast Innovation v. Charter Communications*
The United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Case Type(s): Patent Infringement

*Party Represented

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