Gary M. Hoffman

The Naples Roundtable

Gary is a senior counsel at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. His practice focuses on intellectual property law, unfair competition, and computer law, which included litigation, licensing, and the creation of asset management programs. In more than 40 years of private practice, Gary has participated in more than 160 intellectual property lawsuits, serving as lead counsel in over 70% of them, and consulted on over 100 additional patent lawsuits. These actions involved patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust, trade secret, and unfair competition disputes. Additionally, he has prepared more than 200 licensing agreements and has established programs for the acquisition and management of intellectual property rights. After retirement, Gary established a consulting practice and has recently joined the Pillsbury firm. He is Chair Emeritus of The Sedona Conference Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10).