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Damon Lewis focuses his practice on intellectual property law and technology, particularly in litigation and Federal Circuit appeals in the technology and consumer sectors.
Damon has experience litigating patent and copyright matters before federal district courts in California, Michigan, Delaware, Texas and Virginia, and pursuant to Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. Damon's work has involved software, power tools, electronics, e-commerce, distributed computing, communications and transportation technologies, and defending corporations against non-practicing entities.
Damon has also counseled clients on trademarks, copyrights, and software as a service. As a former software engineer at Oracle Corporation, where he designed and built applications for logistics companies, Damon brings real-world experience to the realm of patent litigation. He also designed application specific integrated circuits (ASICs) while performing as a hardware engineer and cryptanalyst at the National Security Agency. While at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Damon's graduate studies concerned efficient fleet scheduling for large airlines using artificial intelligence.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Damon previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable H. Robert Mayer on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Defended several online retailers against non-practicing entities.*
Helped protect intellectual property rights during a large merger.*
Defended a large consumer products manufacturer against a competitor before the International Trade Commission.*
Defended a large retailer against the assertion of a design patent.*
Assisted a branded pharmaceutical company to convince the en banc Federal Circuit to reverse an adverse panel opinion.*
Assisted a high technology consumer electronics company reach favorable settlements in several multi-patent ITC investigations.*
Successfully helped a veterinary pharmaceutical company defend their trial court victory at the Federal Circuit.*
Helped a group of Las Vegas casino properties reach a pre-discovery dismissal against a non-practicing entity in a patent infringement matter.*
*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.
- J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2006
- M.Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000
- B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia