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  • Education
    • J.D., magna cum laude, Gonzaga University, Gonzaga Law Review, Editor-in-Chief; National Moot Court Competition, Regional Champion and National Sweet Sixteen Qualifier
    • B.S., University of Southern California, Electrical Engineering
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2002
    • Illinois, 2004
    • Washington, 1996
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2004
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2003
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2004
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar, 2004
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2009
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 2003
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, 1996
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas, 2016
Gary Hood is an effective, practical trial lawyer. His clients count on him to determine, early in a case, what is at the heart of the dispute, and how to win.

His 20 years of courtroom experience trying cases involving a range of legal issues have given Gary perspective and insight on judge and jury persuasion, for which clients seek him out. This experience has enabled him to develop a unique case preparation method that identifies strategic direction early, which Gary uses to lead his teams efficiently and effectively.

Gary views the conventional "no stone unturned" approach that many employ in complex patent cases as inefficient and often ineffective.  In contrast, Gary’s approach is targeted and direct – he firmly believes that the key to success is strategic and detailed early case evaluation, coupled with relentless focus on identified objectives.

Gary has experience in a broad array of civil and criminal matters, and now focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation. He is particularly versed in pharmaceutical/Hatch-Waxman patent litigation, and leads the firm’s Hatch-Waxman and Biosimilars practice. In fact, Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) recently recommended Gary for "his pragmatic approach to patent litigation, stating that "you won't meet a better person, or a smarter litigator.  He handles a variety of patent cases but is especially coming to the fore on Hatch-Waxman matters." Among other experience, Gary is well-versed:
  • Leading major patent litigation matters through case and strategy evaluation, Markman proceedings, trial, and appeal. 
  • Representing major generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in Paragraph IV Hatch-Waxman lawsuits.
  • Strategically counseling companies with a variety of patent, trademark, copyright and related issues across a broad array of industries and technologies.
Gary’s practice is national in scope, and he regularly appears in courtrooms throughout the United States. He is a frequent speaker at various conferences and seminars on topics related to intellectual property generally, and the pharmaceutical industry specifically. Gary is a former United States Naval Officer, and lifelong competitive swimmer.
  • Represented pharmaceutical client in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement dispute regarding combination pioglitazone/metformin drug for treatment of Type 2 diabetes.
  • Represented pharmaceutical client in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement dispute regarding ophthalmic drug for treatment of glaucoma.
  • Represented pharmaceutical client in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement dispute regarding metformin drug for treatment of Type 2 diabetes.
  • Represented client in patent infringement dispute regarding currency counters.
  • Represented client in patent infringement dispute regarding orthopedic implants for hips.
  • Represented client in patent infringement dispute regarding agricultural waste water separator equipment.
  • Represented pharmaceutical client in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement dispute regarding drug for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
  • Represented client in trademark/trade name and copyright dispute regarding skin care products.
  • Represented client in patent infringement dispute regarding orthopedic implants for knees.
  • Represented client in patent infringement dispute regarding portable recreational heaters.
  • Represented client in trademark/trade name dispute involving board games.
  • Represented client in patent infringement dispute regarding orthopedic implants for femoral fractures.
  • Represented client in unique criminal case involving allegations of murder and setting precedent for Washington state's priest-penitent privilege.
  • Represented pharmaceutical client in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement dispute regarding menopause drug.
  • Represented electronics company in patent infringement dispute regarding digital television technology.
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The Knowledge Group
August 23, 2016
eAlerts Alerts
July 8, 2016
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Biosimilars Litigation: Challenges Mini-Roundtable
Corporate Disputes Magazine: The round-table focused on the pharmaceutical industry, and the particular logistical and practical challenges presented for litigation under the Biologics Price Competition & Innovation Act.
September, 2015
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Hatch-Waxman Act Updates in 2015: LIVE Webcast
Presenter
July 20, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
May 5, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
April 15, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
March 24, 2015
eAlerts Alerts
February 3, 2015
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Patents and Trademarks Annual Review 2015
Financier Worldwide Magazine: The article broadly addresses the status of and recent developments in patent and trademark law in the U.S., and provides insight into best practices on issues facing companies in this area.
February, 2015
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Gary E. Hood, leader of Polsinelli's Hatch-Waxman Litigation Practice and Shareholder in Polsinelli's Chicago office, recently participated in a roundtable discussion regarding resolving patent disputes. The roundtable focused on frequency of patent disputes, trends in patent dispute resolution, the impact of the American Invents Act on patent litigation, and developments and strategies for resolving patent disputes.
October 2014
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