Jack Hobaugh has experience in patent prosecution, patent litigation and appeals, patent evaluation and licensing, and on-line advertising privacy law.  Jack has more than 7 years of intellectual property law and 18 years of industry and consulting experience as a software engineer including a focus on telecommunications.


As an Examiner with the USPTO, Jack examined web-based document processing applications.  As an attorney, he has prosecuted before the USPTO and coordinated efforts with foreign counsel for computer software and hardware-related applications.  Jack has also evaluated patent pool licenses and patent portfolios, and provided opinions on freedom to operate.


Jack’s IP litigation experience includes software, video compression, Voice over IP, computer-related, and automotive patents for both plaintiffs and defendants, and appeals before the Federal Circuit.  His litigation experience includes pre-enforcement/defense case evaluation and all phases in preparation for settlement or trial.


Jack has also applied his extensive software engineering experience to the practice of privacy in representing a mobile-phone manufacturer before the Federal Trade Commission, representing members of the on-line advertising industry in the World Wide Web Consortium and Digital Advertising Alliance Do-Not-Track forums, and advising on-line advertising companies on meeting self-regulatory standards for Interest-Based and Cross-App advertising.


Jack clerked for Chief Judge Tena Campbell in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.


Jack is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and maintains an active bar license in Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Eastern District of Virginia, and Colorado. He also holds CIPT and CIPP/US privacy certifications with the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  In addition to undergraduate degrees in biology and German, Jack received his Master of Science in Computer Science/Software Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1990, a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2007, and an LLM in Intellectual Property from The George Washington University in 2012. Jack was the valedictorian of his law school class.


Prior to starting his career as an attorney, Jack led Level 3 Communication’s Softswitch Architecture team.  His extensive technical experience also includes drafting proposals, evaluating technical proposals, conducting business process reviews, designing, developing and implementing systems around the world for Booz-Allen & Hamilton.  Jack’s technical certifications included Certified Oracle Developer and DBA, and Novell CNE.