Jim Hanft is Chief IP Counsel for DISH Network L.L.C. DISH Network is the fourth largest multichannel video programming distributor in the United States. His responsibilities include managing all of DISH’s patent, trademark and copyright litigations, overseeing the patent and trademark portfolio, acquiring top level domains and supporting new business initiatives. Mr. Hanft spent twenty years in private practice in New York prior to moving to Colorado and joining DISH in 2014.