Trevor C. Hill

Trevor C. Hill

Senior Associate

Email trevor.hill@​

Phone +81 3 5157 8173

Fax +81 3 5157 8210

LanguagesEnglish, Japanese, Mandarin

Practice groupIntellectual Property

Trevor C. Hill focuses on patent litigation and counseling, and he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a number of high-profile contentious patent disputes.

Trevor's experience also includes patent drafting, patent prosecution, client counseling, licensing, and patent infringement and validity opinions. His practice has touched upon myriad technologies, including digital electronics, printing and imaging, cellular technology, computer software, networks, and optics.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Trevor practiced law in three AmLaw 100 firms, including four years working in Tokyo. He also worked as a software engineer for a number of years before entering legal practice.

Trevor is fluent in Japanese and conversant in Mandarin Chinese.

Education and admissions


J.D., George Mason University School of Law, cum laude

B.S. Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Representative experience

Realtek Semiconductor Corp v. Andrea Electronics Corporation. Represented Realtek in multiple related inter partes review (IPR) proceedings challenging five digital audio signal processing patents.

Whetstone Electronics, LLC v. Xerox Corp. et al. (E.D. Tex). Represented Panasonic in a patent suit involving technology linking printers and fax machines to external devices.

St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants v. Fujifilm Corporation (D. Del.). Represented Fujifilm in long-running case and Federal Circuit Appeal against St. Clair involving image compression technology.

DiscoVision Associates v. Fuji Photo Film, Ltd. (N.Y. Supreme Court). Represented Fujifilm in a New York State court case for alleged breach of a patent license agreement.

TV Interactive Data Corporation v. Sony Corporation, et al. (N.D. Cal.). Represented JVC in a patent suit involving automated playback in certain DVD and Blu-ray players.

Powerline Innovations, LLC v. Actiontec Electronics, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.). Represented Panasonic in a patent suit involving device discovery in home electronics networks.

Coordinated and performed patent and IP due diligence for a major U.S. semiconductor technology company in the proposed acquisition of a major Japanese semiconductor equipment maker.

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