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:
- 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.”
Represents a major medical manufacturer in litigation and other contested matters, and leads a large Fitch Even team responsible for patent matters for this company.
Has represented a family of industrial food-processing companies for over 20 years, and leads the Fitch Even team representing them in all patent matters.
Represents a telecommunications company in a series of patent infringement lawsuits.
Has represented one of the paper industry’s largest specialty paper companies for over 20 years, serving as lead counsel in several patent lawsuits and contested matters.
Successfully represented major automotive manufacturer, obtaining summary judgment of noninfringement and invalidity on multiple patents.
Served as patent procedure expert in patent malpractice actions.
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.