Aaron S. Oakley

Aaron S. Oakley


Email aaron.oakley@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 303 454 2471

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupIntellectual Property

Aaron Oakley is a multileveled lawyer with excellent client services who sees intellectual property (IP) matters from technological, business, and legal points of view.

Aaron began his professional career as an electrical and computer engineer solving technical problems for companies in the medical, energy, and defense industries. Through his years designing software and embedded systems, Aaron perfected his attention-to-detail skills and the drive for the comprehensive understanding that he brings to his legal practice.

With his multidisciplinary mindset and focus, Aaron has deep experience in representing clients in disputes, counseling, transactions, and patent prosecution. He strives to achieve creative solutions with a persistent focus on thoroughness and efficiency. Aaron's technical knowledge allows him to address client concerns while engaging with subject matter experts.

Aaron represents clients before federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has exceptional experience in patents, trademark trade-secret disputes, patent portfolio analyses in several technology spaces, Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) post-grant proceedings, performing due diligence and license review for technology transactions, providing general IP counseling, and patent prosecution for both hardware and software inventions. Aaron routinely drafts motions, expert reports, patent disclosures and pleadings, has deposed opposing technical witnesses, and argued a motion in federal court.

Education and admissions


J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, cum laude, 2010

B.S. Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001


Member, American Bar Association

Member, Colorado Bar Association

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Bar admissions and qualifications


New York

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

Representative experience

Defended major firm client in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern District of Texas as part of an international and cross-firm effort.

Represented major client in two Section 337 ITC investigations involving active noise cancellation technology and a wireless technology standard.

Defended Taiwanese semiconductor design company in a patent infringement suit in the Northern District of California.

Defended health insurance company in a lawsuit by a software vendor alleging trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract.

Represented a Colorado manufacturer of noise cancelling headphones in connection with a technical and design dispute with a much larger competitor.

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