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Jeffrey T. Hantson

Counsel

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Jeffrey Hantson is a counsel in the firm's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. He rejoined the firm in 2017 after working as a law clerk for the Hon. Raymond Chen of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Mr. Hantson has extensive experience representing clients in district court patent litigations, in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission, and in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has represented clients in patent disputes involving a variety of technologies, including pharmaceuticals used to treat a variety of issues from gastrointestinal disorders to bone diseases, Internet applications, satellite communications, automotive technology and cellular standards. His practice spans the litigation process, from pre-suit investigation to pleadings, written discovery, depositions, motion practice, settlement, alternative dispute resolution and trial.

Mr. Hantson maintains an active pro bono practice, which has included representation of a former federal employee alleging racial discrimination under Title VII and an individual on Maryland's death row. While in law school, Mr. Hantson worked as a student attorney for the Civil Division of DC Law Students in Court, representing low-income Washington DC residents involved in landlord-tenant disputes.

Before commencing his legal education, Mr. Hantson was an electrical engineer at Lockheed Martin. He worked on a variety of technologies, including missile guidance systems and image processing hardware. He was also a member of the company's Engineering Leadership and Development Program.

Mr. Hantson is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of New York, and is admitted before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Hantson is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, and the American Constitution Society.

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Education

JD, cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2010, Barrister’s Council, Appellate Advocacy Division; Finalist, Robert J. Beaudry Moot Court Competition; Georgetown Law Center Reynolds Scholarship

BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, cum laude, Cornell University, 2002, Dean’s List; William S. Einwechter Award; Theodore C. Ohart Scholarship; Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; President, Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York

Clerkships

The Hon. Raymond T. Chen, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2016 - 2017

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