Emmanuel Azih

Emmanuel Azih

Senior Associate, Denver

Email emmanuel.azih@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 303 454 2533

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupIntellectual Property

Emmanuel Azih draws on his technical training and experience in electrical engineering to work with technology companies across many aspects of intellectual property (IP). As a lawyer registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), his practice focuses on patent litigation, patent office proceedings, and strategic counseling.

Emmanuel represents clients before federal district courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the USPTO, and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). He works on all aspects of patent litigation, including formulating noninfringement and invalidity positions, as well as drafting motions, written fact discovery, claim construction briefs, and expert reports. He has also deposed and defended witnesses in the United States and Japan. Representative cases involve mobile devices, LCD televisions, DVDs, and various data compression standards.

In addition to his litigation practice, Emmanuel routinely advises clients on noncontentious matters, including patent procurement and portfolio assessment. He has drafted patent applications covering blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), business methods, and telecommunication technologies.

Before joining the firm, Emmanuel worked in Washington, D.C. at one of the country's top intellectual property law firms. There, he also co-taught patent law as an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law.

Before becoming a lawyer, Emmanuel was a consultant at Accenture, where he worked within project teams of Fortune 100 organizations to devise and implement strategic, technological initiatives. During law school, Emmanuel served as an editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.

Education and admissions


J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude, 2012

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005


Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

National Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications


District of Columbia


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative experience

Defending a global technology company in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas.

Defended a major firm client in a patent infringement suit involving video compression standards.

Represented multinational technology company in a patent litigation involving integrated circuits in flat-screen television products.*

Represented a consortium of technology companies in a litigation asserting patents from essential elements of an electronic disc standard.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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