Aaron S. Oakley

Aaron S. Oakley


Email aaron.oakley@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 303 454 2471

Fax +1 303 899 7333

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Aaron Oakley is an intellectual property and technology lawyer with broad technical fluency and a multidisciplinary mindset.

He spent the better part of a decade solving technical problems for companies in the medical, energy, and defense industries as an electrical and computer engineer before becoming a lawyer. Aaron applies that experience and industry knowledge to counsel companies of all sizes from some of the world's largest enterprises to early-stage startups.

Aaron represents clients in patent, trademark, trade secret, and complex commercial disputes before federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has represented major multinational corporations, including a Fortune 10 and several Fortune 100 companies, in over 30 lawsuits and adversarial proceedings. Aaron also provides general IP counseling and strategic advice on how early-stage companies can protect their most valuable intangible assets.

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

Led a team to favorably resolve a multi-forum, multijurisdictional patent suit against a major smartphone manufacturer, which threatened a key cloud storage service deployed on the client's products.

Led patent portfolio review and analysis for a worldwide financial services and communications company and suggested approach to cut costs while maintaining valuable protection.

Advised public university technology transactions office on IP strategy and potential patent assertions.

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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