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Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation

Joseph A. Hynds has been practicing across the full spectrum of intellectual property law at Rothwell Figg for over 25 years with a focus on patent infringement litigation. Mr. Hynds has particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman litigation and related issues, having litigated numerous cases and, in many, serving as lead counsel. He also has participated in numerous appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Hynds handles cases covering a broad range of pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, and chemical technologies, among others.

Mr. Hynds has been lead counsel in numerous inter partes review (IPR) and covered business method (CBM) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and he has significant experience in patent interference matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in the federal courts.

Mr. Hynds has wide-ranging knowledge of all aspects of patent litigation in U.S. district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He has substantial experience in preparing patent infringement and validity opinions; handling transactional matters involving intellectual property rights; and counseling clients on patent strategies, due diligence, and portfolio development, valuation, and acquisition. Additionally, he counsels a variety of domestic and international clients on U.S. intellectual property law, providing them with infringement, validity, and enforceability opinions, and advising on licensing matters. A former Patent Examiner with the USPTO, Mr. Hynds has expertise in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a wide variety of technical areas.

Mr. Hynds was an Adjunct Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, where he taught a course on "Practical Legal Writing."

Mr. Hynds is recognized by Intellectual Asset Management's (IAM) Patent 1000 The World's Leading Patent Professionals (2013-2018) in the DC Metro Area and Nationally, and he was selected to the Washington, DC Super Lawyer list in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation (2012-2018). In 2018, he was included in the Top 100 Washington, DC Super Lawyers list. Additionally, he has repeatedly been included in The Best Lawyers in America© guide (2013-2019) in the fields of Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, and Trademark Law.