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"Joe is an interference expert and veteran trial lawyer."

- IAM Patent 1000

Joseph A. Hynds has been practicing across the full spectrum of intellectual property law at Rothwell Figg for nearly 25 years, with a particular focus on patent infringement litigation.  He has extensive experience with all aspects of patent litigation in U.S. district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission.  He has handled cases covering a broad range of pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, telecommunications, chemical, e-commerce and electrical technologies.  He also has participated in numerous appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Mr. Hynds has particular expertise in Hatch-Waxman litigation and related issues.   

Mr. Hynds also has substantial experience with patent interference matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in the federal courts.  He has represented clients in interference-related matters in a broad range of biotechnology, electrical, mechanical and medical device technologies.  

Mr. Hynds counsels a variety of domestic and international clients on U.S. intellectual property law, providing them with infringement, validity and enforceability opinions, and advises on licensing matters.  He also assists clients in obtaining both U.S. and foreign patents to protect their intellectual property.

Mr. Hynds was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School, where he taught a course on "Practical Legal Writing." He takes an active role at the firm in mentoring summer associates.

Mr. Hynds has been ranked in the IAM Patent 1000 (2013-2016) for the DC Metro Area and National, he was selected as a Washington DC Super Lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property Litigation (2012-2017).  He has been repeatedly named one of Washington DC’s Best Lawyers in Intellectual Property by Legal Times and was selected as a Best Lawyer for the Washington, DC section of The Best Lawyers in America® guide (2013-2017), in the fields of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law and Copyright Law.  He also is listed in ALM's 2010 Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Patent Law.

He received his B.A. in Physics from Wabash College in 1986, and earned his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University in 1991. Mr. Hynds was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1991 and to the District of Columbia Bar in 1993.  He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He is a member of the American Bar Association (Patent Trademark & Copyright Law Section), and served as Chairman, Interference Subcommittee.  He is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.  From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Hynds was a patent examiner in the electrical arts at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Federal District Court

Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc. v. J&M Mfg. Co, Inc., Civil Action No. 14-03062 (N.D. Iowa)

Bayer Healthcare Pharma v. Sandoz, Inc., Civil Action No. 08-1207 (D. Nev.)

Bayer Schering Pharma AG v. Sandoz Inc., Civil Action No. 08-3710 (S.D.N.Y.)

Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc. v. Par-Kan Co., Civil Action No. 13-97 (N. D. Ill.)

Sunovion Pharms. Inc. v. Watson Pharms Inc., Civil Action No. 12-993 (D. Del.)

Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. v. International Securities Exchange, LLC, Civil Action No. 12-00931 (S.D. N.Y.)

Pfizer Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, 12-1576 (D. Del.)

J&M Mfg. Co. Inc. v. Unverferth Mfg. Co. Inc., Civil Action No. 12-00931 (S.D. Ohio)

Cirrex Systems LLC v. Infraredx, Inc., Civil Action No. 10-11530 (D. Mass.)

Cirrex Systems LLC v. Infraredx, Inc., Civil Action No. 10-03952 (S.D. N.Y.)

Pfizer Inc. v. Cobalt Laboratories Inc., Civil Action No. 09-00315 (D. Del.)

KSI Inc. v. Unverferth Mfg. Co., Inc., Civil Action No. 07-50075 (N.D. Ill.)

Investment Technologies Group, Inc. v. Liquidnet Holdings, Inc., Civil Action No. 07-510 (S.D. N.Y.)

Illinois Tool Works v. Frito Lay, Civil Action No. 06-54 (D. Del.)

Sepracor v. Breath, Civil Action No. 06-10043 (D. Mass.)

Paratek Microwave, Inc. v. Agile Materials and Techs., Inc. Civil Action No. 05-4121 (C.D. Cal.)

AIDS Healthcare Foundation v. GlaxoSmithKline, PLC, Civil Action No. 03-2792 (C.D. Cal)

Mylan Laboratories, Inc. v. Tommy G. Thompson, Civil Action No. 04-1049 (D. D.C.)

Guardian Industries Corp. Inc. v. AFG Industries, Inc., Civil Action No. 03-73722 (E.D. Mich.)

Alza Corp. v. Mylan Laboratories, Inc., Civil Action No. 02-20 (D. Vt.)

Bristol-Meyer Squibb v. Mylan Pharm., Inc., Teva Pharm. USA, Inc., Barr Labs. et al., Civil Action No. 01-CV-0414 (S.D. N.Y.)

Ion Beam Applications v. The Titan Corporation, Civil Action No. 00-1994 (S.D. Cal.)

Schering Corp. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Civil Action No. 00-1657 (D. N.J)

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Donna Shalala, Civil Action No. 99-02995 (D. D.C.)

Bayer and Pfizer v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Civil Action No. 97-1309 (W.D. Pa.)

Key Pharmaceuticals (Schering) v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Civil Action No. 97-14 (W.D. Pa.)

Schering and Roussel UCLAF v. Zeneca, Civil Action No. 95-566 (D. Del.)

SmithKline Beecham v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Civil Action No. 94-2874 (E.D. Pa.)

Burroughs Wellcome v. SmithKline Beecham, Civil Action No. 94-118 (E.D. N.C.)

Nova Biomedical Corp. v. Mallinckrodt Sensor Systems, Inc., Civil Action No. 94-12288 (D. Mass.)

Burroughs Wellcome v. Barr Labs and Novopharm, Ltd., Civil Action No. 91-41 (E.D. N.C.)

Proceedings Before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Unverferth v. J&M IPR  - Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. v. J&M Manufacturing Co., Inc., IPR2014-00758 (PTAB)

US Endodontics, LLC v. Gold Standard Instruments, LLC, IPR2015-00632 (PTAB)

International Securities Exchange, LLC v. Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, IPR2014-00097 (PTAB)

International Securities Exchange, LLC v. Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, IPR2014-00098 (PTAB)

International Securities Exchange, LLC v. Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, IPR2014-00099 (PTAB)

International Securities Exchange, LLC v. Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, CBM2013-00049 (PTAB)

International Securities Exchange, LLC v. Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, CBM2013-00050 (PTAB)

International Securities Exchange, LLC v. Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated, CBM2013-00051 (PTAB)

Field v. Hyatt, Interference No. 105,951 (PTAB)

Schwartz v. Sawney, Interference No.105,317

Jurgovan v. Ramsey, Interference No. 105,173

Barker v. Elson, Interference No. 103,146

Wallace v. Landegren, Interference Nos. 103,419, 103,420 and 103,421

Anderson v. Selden v. Morgan, Interference No. 103,708

Kaufman v. Levinson, Interference No. 103,086

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals inc. v. Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. et al., Civil Action No. 01472 (D. Nev.)

Pfizer Inc. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Civil Action No. 0307 (D. Del.)

Bayer Healthcare Pharma v. Sandoz, Inc., Civil Action No. 01472 (D. Nev.)

International Trade Commission

In The Matter of Certain Plastic Containers, Investigation No. 337- TA-514

In The Matter of Certain Diltiazem Hydrochloride and Diltiazem Preparations, Investigation No. 337-TA-349

Arbitration Proceedings Before the American Arbitration Association

Kaigai Pharmaceuticals v. Bertek

 

 

American Conference Institute's (ACI's) Paragraph IV Disputes Conference, "Use of IPR and Other PTO Proceedings in a Paragraph IV Challenge: Strategies for Brand Names and Generics in Navigating PTO Proceedings in ANDA Litigation" panel participant - New York, NY - April 28-29, 2014

Exploring Uses of IPR for Second, Third and Other Subsequent ANDA Filers - April 28, 2014 (presenter)

IWPCPS®-15 International Workshop on Physical Characterization of Pharmaceutical Solids - Philadelphia, PA - June 24-27, 2013 (presenter)

ACI Paragraph IV on Trial Conference - Mock Trial Participant, Newark Branded Pharmaceuticals v. Flatiron Generic Pharmaceutical - New York, NY - November 12-13, 2009 

"The Impact of the Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions and Proposed New U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Rules and Patent Reform Legislation on Patent Acquisition, Exploitation, Enf" - 2008 Technical Conference Proceedings, Large Area Coating (October 15, 2008) - Authors: M.M. Zoltick, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., Washington DC, US; J.A. Hynds, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., Washington DC, US; D.V. Scaltrito, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., Washington DC, US

Society of Vacuum Coaters Technical Conference Proceedings - 2008 (presenter)

Adjunct Professor of Law, the George Washington University Law School - taught "Practical Legal Writing" (2010-2014)

Member of the American Bar Association (Patent Trademark & Copyright Law Section), Past Chairman, Interference Subcommittee

Member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association

IAM Patent 1000 (2013-2016 - DC Metro Area and National)

Super Lawyers (Intellectual Property Litigation - 2012-2017)

Best Lawyers in America® (2013-2017; Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law, and Copyright Law)

Listed in ALM's 2010 Best Lawyers Annual Guide to Patent Law