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Hon. Faith S. Hochberg

Hon. Faith S. Hochberg

Hochberg ADR
United States District Judge (Ret.)
New York, NY, USA


The Honorable Faith Hochberg is a nationally recognized Federal Judge and former United States Attorney known for her broad expertise in both governmental enforcement and complex corporate and patent litigation. She retired from the bench in 2015 and now serves as a mediator and arbitrator of complex litigation. She has an exceptional ability to forecast potential litigation outcomes and has demonstrated a unique talent to mediate resolutions in both the courtroom and the boardroom. Judge Hochberg has been described by the patent bar as a thought leader in intellectual property law. She guides decision makers by quickly grasping deeply complex issues, asking key questions, and eliciting creative solutions.

Judge Hochberg was twice nominated by President Clinton, and confirmed by the Sen- ate, first as United States Attorney for New Jersey and then as a United States District Judge. During her judicial tenure, she has been invited to speak nationwide and abroad about patent litigation, employment law, and efficient dispute resolution. She has represented the United States in international judicial conferences.

Judge Hochberg has presided over 132 patent cases, including multiple nationwide cases where she was appointed by the Judicial Panel on Multi District Litigation. She has handled many pharmaceutical patent cases arising under the Hatch Waxman Act and related Antitrust cases; Technology patents; and cases of first impression, e.g., Fuji vs. Jazz (repair vs. reconstruction doctrine) and Ibormeith vs Mercedes (new analytical framework under sec.112). Judge Hochberg was invited to sit by designation on the Federal Circuit; has served as a Patent Pilot judge; and vice chair of the Patent Rules Committee. She is co-chair of the Judges' Committee of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, where she has taught symposia on recent trends in patent law. Intellectual Property conferences, including the IPO, PLI and AIPLA , CHIPs, and several renowned Law schools regularly ask her to speak on emerging topics in the field.

Judge Hochberg has been named the first Fellow of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of intellectual property law.

Hon. Faith S. Hochberg is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018, Thursday, January 25, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017, New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018, Thursday, January 25, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017, Atlanta, GA
USPTO Post-Grant Patent Trials 2017, Monday, September 25, 2017, New Brunswick , NJ
Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018, Thursday, January 25, 2018, Columbus, OH
Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018, Thursday, January 25, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement 2018, Thursday, January 25, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
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