Joshua Van Hoven is a Partner and member of Maynard Cooper & Gale’s Intellectual Property & Technology practice group. He represents technology companies in matters involving complex technologies and patent-related legal issues, primarily in the electrical and computer arts. Josh’s practice includes patent prosecution, client counseling, and technology litigation.
Josh works with both large and small companies to develop patent portfolios. With over 15 years as a practicing engineer and patent attorney, Josh brings a deep understanding of technological principles and emerging trends to his practice. This allows him to establish a rapport with inventors and develop far-sighted patent portfolio strategies. Although Josh has experience with many technical areas, his practice is focused on complex electrical and computing technologies, including hardware and algorithm-heavy software. Exemplary technology areas include wireless communications, encryption, surveillance and biometric systems, graphics processors, voice codecs, video codecs, machine learning systems, data storage systems, battery systems, physiological monitoring devices, surgical devices, hybrid vehicles, and software.
Josh also counsels clients regarding competitive threats and patent transactions. He helps operating companies identify and acquire patents for use in competitor litigation. On multiple occasions, these efforts have allowed Josh’s clients to achieve patent parity with a competitor that previously held a litigation advantage. He also assists clients during product development to avoid infringement allegations. Josh also represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on patent diligence and patent valuation.
Josh frequently leads the technical portion of patent litigation, focusing on testimony of experts and technical witnesses, strategy regarding infringement and invalidity, and other patent-specific issues. He has represented clients in most of the primary patent litigation venues, including before the International Trade Commission, Northern District of California, Eastern District of Texas, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Josh has also prosecuted numerous reexamination and inter partes review petitions.