August 22, 2012

Boston, Mass. (August 22, 2012)   McCarter & English LLP is pleased to welcome intellectual property attorney Thomas O. Hoover to the firm as a partner in the Boston office.  Mr. Hoover focuses his practice on patent, trademark and copyright law.

“Tom is an exceptional IP attorney and a welcome addition to our high technology practice,” said Elizabeth A. Hanley, the leader of the firm’s IP group.  “His technical background and legal experience are a great benefit to our clients and we’re delighted to have him on board.”

Mr. Hoover is responsible for the development and oversight of both U.S. and foreign patent portfolios for large and small corporations, universities, hospitals and venture funded start-ups.  His practice includes the prosecution of patents before the US Patent and Trademark Office, patent appeals and interferences, reissue, reexamination and examination and opposition proceedings in foreign jurisdictions. He has also been involved in trade secret and patent infringement litigations. Mr. Hoover has substantial experience with medical devices and imaging technologies for surgical and diagnostic use, semiconductors and instrumentation in the semiconductor industry, electro-optic materials, optics, control systems software and communications.

Mr. Hoover began his professional career as a staff scientist researching the properties and fabrication of semiconductor materials and then in digital image processing. He earned his J.D. from  South Texas College of Law and his A.B. from the College of the Holy Cross.  He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Mr. Hoover is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Boston Patent Law Association.  He joins McCarter from Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Lebovici LLP.

About the Intellectual Property/Information Technology Practice

McCarter & English's full IP group has more than 90 intellectual property and information technology lawyers and patent agents, including 24 with Ph.D.s. The group was recently ranked among the nation's top ten IP practices by Law360 Litigation Almanac, according to the number of patent cases in which it is counsel. Chambers USA guide, considered the premier survey of law firms nationwide, has recognized the IP practice group as among the best in the country.

About McCarter & English

McCarter & English, established more than 160 years ago, represents Fortune 500 and middle-market companies in their national, regional and local litigation and on important transactions.  Its 400 attorneys are based in offices in Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Stamford and Wilmington.



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