Allen E. Hoover
“It’s rewarding to be part of a sharply focused yet nimble trial team that can go up against high-profile large firms and consistently come away with the best possible results for our client.”

Allen E. HooverPartner

Chicago
120 South LaSalle Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60603VCard
312.577.7000 
312.577.7007 fax
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Education

J.D., University of Illinois, 1993, magna cum laude
B.S., Chemistry, University of Illinois, 1990B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1990

Services

Technical Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

IllinoisU.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeU.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitU.S. District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisU.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Recognition

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, Martindale Hubbell

Allen E. Hoover has focused his practice on patent litigation and contested matters since 1993. He has served as lead counsel in a large number of complex infringement cases involving a broad spectrum of technologies, including the following:

  • Software
  • Technical systems
  • Business methods
  • Computer process control systems
  • Filtration media
  • Biochemical formulations
  • Complex mechanical systems, and
  • Medical devices


In addition, clients have sought Allen’s counsel for sophisticated patent portfolio management and licensing issues. As he describes his approach, “I view patent practice as an integrated discipline that incorporates litigation work, prosecution, and counseling.”

Allen is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. Previously, he held an adjunct faculty position at DePaul University College of Law, and was a longtime lecturer for the BarBri patent bar review program.



Currently lead counsel representing a medical manufacturer in a patent infringement dispute.

Currently co-counsel in a patent infringement dispute involving automotive technology.

Represented a Fortune 50 company in a patent appeal at the Federal Circuit. Obtained summary judgment of noninfringement at the district court, and successfully defended this judgment on appeal.

ImageCube LLC v. The Boeing Co. (N.D. Ill. 2011). Represented Boeing and a supplier in a patent infringement action. Obtained summary judgment of noninfringement and successfully defended the judgment on appeal.

Chamberlain Group, Inc. and Johnson Controls Interiors LLC. v. Lear Corp. (N.D.Ill. 2009). Represented Chamberlain in a patent infringement action involving garage door openers. Settlement reached.

Weather Central v. Reinhard Boerner (W.D. Wisc. 2009). Represented Weather Central in case involving computer graphics technology. Settlement reached.

Solaia Tech LLC v. Appleton Papers Inc. (N.D. Ill. 2004). Represented a paper manufacturer In patent infringement litigation on electronic process controllers. Reached a successful settlement.

  • "Sweeping Changes in U.S. Patent Practice," Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, April 22, 2014.
  • "Hot Topics in Professional Responsibility: Inequitable Conduct in Patent Case," Chicago Bar Association, June 15, 2012.
  • "Are You Liable for Your Customer’s Infringement?" Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery Webinar, June 9, 2011.
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois College of Law, Patent Defenses course (2011 to present)

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