Shelly L. Hokenstad

Ms. Hokenstad provides counsel to clients in all areas of intellectual property law including development and implementation of intellectual property strategies for product-to-market launches, worldwide patent preparation and prosecution, licensing and agreement work, and preparation of legal opinions regarding freedom to practice, infringement and validity. She also has experience in all aspects of patent litigation.

Ms. Hokenstad has extensive experience in obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights throughout diverse technologies, including robotics, radar technology, software, digital projection systems, microprocessors, semiconductor fabrication and packaging, integrated circuits, computer networking, antennas, telecommunications, optics, digital and analog circuits, printing technologies, medical devices, alarm systems, computer architecture, cellular technologies and a variety of automotive technologies such as: fuel cell systems, electronic stability control systems, traction control systems, anti-lock brake systems, collision preparation systems, autonomous driving systems, adaptive cruise control systems, lane keeping systems and human machine interfaces.

Before beginning her legal career, Ms. Hokenstad was an electrical project engineer with Kimberly-Clark Corporation. As an engineer, she was responsible for implementing machine control systems for capital investment projects and providing electrical engineering support for manufacturing operations.

Ms. Hokenstad received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1995 and her J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center in 2002. She is a registered patent attorney, admitted to practice in the State of Michigan.

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