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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 a highly successful, 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 25 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 cases as inefficient and 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 including extensive experience in “hot” patent venues such as the Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware and District of New Jersey. 
  • 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.
  • Led a team in defending against patent and trademark infringement allegations relating to a popular consumer product.  Developed and executed a strategy which successfully defeated motion for preliminary injunction, following a three day evidentiary hearing, which stood to disrupt client’s business relationship and sales.  Result led to highly favorable settlement.
  • Successfully represented pharmaceutical client through trial in Hatch-Waxman patent infringement dispute regarding a generic drug for treatment of various cancers.
  • Represented pharmaceutical clients through all aspects of Hatch-Waxman patent infringement cases relating to a broad variety of drugs for the treatment of a vast array of diseases and conditions.
  • Represented client in patent infringement disputes 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 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 electronics company in patent infringement dispute regarding digital television technology.
 
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