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Brent A. Hawkins

Brent A. Hawkins

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Brent A. Hawkins centers his practice on intellectual property litigation, counseling, and procurement. Brent’s practice encompasses a wide range of technologies, including computer networking, consumer electronics, and software; mechanical devices; and pharmaceutical products. In addition, Brent utilizes his background in engineering to prosecute patent applications in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, and software arts. Throughout his career, he has served as lead counsel in numerous patent, trademark, trade dress, unfair competition, and copyright matters, representing clients in jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Brent advises clients in connection with licensing negotiations, including with regard to alleged standard-essential patent (SEP) and related reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) and fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) issues. He also works with clients to perform due diligence investigations and render opinions in connection with the sale or acquisition of businesses or targeted business assets involving various technologies.

Brent has served as lead counsel in ex parte and inter partes proceedings before both the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB).

Brent was appointed to serve on the Magistrate Judge Review Panel in 2013 and the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel in 2012, both for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Brent was a partner at another global law firm.

Brent A. Hawkins is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Sharon A. Hwang, Amber Carpenter and Brent A. Hawkins, Strategies for Litigating Patents Concurrently in the District Court and PTAB - Patent Litigation 2018: Advanced Techniques & Best Practices, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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