Hoda Rifai-Bashjawish has a deep understanding of intellectual property issues, handling patent, trade secret, trademark, trade dress, and copyright matters, as well as IP portfolio counseling, protection, and enforcement. Her practice focuses on litigating complex intellectual property matters with a concentration on patent enforcement and validity. She also supports clients in managing and procuring intellectual property rights by prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications, conducting M&A due diligence, negotiating transfer and license agreements, and preparing infringement and invalidity opinions.
A Decade of Litigation Experience
Over the last decade, Hoda has litigated in a variety of forums, including district courts throughout the United States, the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and New York and New Jersey state courts. She is well versed in all stages of litigation, including pre-litigation diligence, inter partes reviews, motion practice, and discovery management. She has significant experience in large-scale electronic discovery, handling dozens of appellate matters ranging from 10 GB to nearly 20 TB, and is skilled at managing discovery and minimizing the associated costs.
A Focus on Multiple Forum Litigations
Hoda has significant experience in litigations spanning multiple forums. She understands the interplay between forums and is able to provide support in both offensive and defensive postures to optimize strategy across various venues.
A Broad Range of Scientific Knowledge
Hoda has a dual technical background in biomedical engineering and physics, which she utilizes in her practice of complex intellectual property matters across a broad range of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, IT/software, semiconductors, MEMS devices, optical lithography, telecommunications, camera systems, radio frequency transmission devices, and other electronic and mechanical devices and systems, among others.
A Passion for Pro Bono
Hoda has been committed to pro bono work for nearly a decade. Her extensive pro bono practice includes representing a nonprofit organization at zoning board hearings, preparing asylum applications, appearing on behalf of indigent tenants in landlord-tenant court, representing domestic violence victims in family court, representing a former inmate in a prisoner’s rights matter, and volunteering at legal clinics. She was recognized with the Pro Bono Service Award from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.
In addition to her pro bono work, Hoda was an adjunct professor for the Syracuse Law Innovation Law Center and contributed to the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s 2021 amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court of the United States.