Jon E. Hokanson


Jon Hokanson is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and member of the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. He is a former technical advisor, U.S. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, and a former examiner, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He handles the following types of matters:

  • Patent Enforcement and Defense of Patent Enforcement
  • Transactions Regarding Intellectual Property, such as Licensing, Assignment and Counseling in Regard Thereto
  • Representing Chinese clients in United States patent litigation and patent procurement matters
  • Due Diligence Investigations
  • Expert Witness Representations and Opinions of Counsel
  • Supervising and Prosecuting Applications for patent, domestically and in jurisdictions foreign to the United States for inventions in the fields of chemistry, electronics, computer software and mechanical devices
  • Counsel to Innovation-Based Clients in Regard to Protecting Their Intellectual Property
  • Arbitration and Mediation of Patent-Related Disputes


  • Chapters in Federal Circuit Patent Law: Inventorship (2000-2014)
  • Correction of Patents Through Reissue, Reexamination and Certificates of Correction (2000-2014)
  • License and Assignment Issues (2000-2014)
  • Issues That Cross Over From Patent to Non-Patent Areas (2007-2014)
  • Hatch-Waxman Issues (2011-2014)
  • Practice Tips: Intellectual Property Issues for the Technology Start-Up Company, LOS ANGELES LAWYER, Vol. 22, No. 11 (February 2000), co-author
  • Practice Tips: Recent Developments in Design Patent Law, LOS ANGELES LAWYER, Vol. 21, No. 4 (June 1998), co-author

Published Decisions

  • Grober v. Mako Products, Inc., 686 F.3d 1335 (Fed. Cir. 2012)
  • Rohm & Haas Co. v. Crystal Chemical Co., 722 F.2d 1556 (Fed. Cir. 1983), cert denied, 469 U.S. 851 (1984)
  • Ulead Systems, Inc. v. Lex Computer & Management Corp., 351 F.3d 1139 (Fed. Cir.  2003)
  • Golan v. Pingel Enterprises, Inc., 310 F.3d 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2002)
  • Ulead Systems, Inc. v. Lex Computer & Management Corp., 130 F. Supp.2d 1137 (D. Oh. 2002)

Professional Presentations

Selected Topics in the Patent Resource Group’s “Federal Circuit Patent Law” Course, 2000-2014


  • State Bar Admissions
    • California
    • District of Columbia
    • Nevada
    • Texas
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Other Admissions
    • United States Patent & Trademark Office





Washington D.C.

United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Association of Clerks and Former Technical Advisors to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Court of Claims and Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association


George Washington University Law School of Law

Juris Doctor, with honors, 1979

University of Michigan

Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, 1976

Albion College

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, with honors, 1970

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