Blair M. Hoyt

Principal / Washington, D.C. Metro Office

Blair has more than a decade of experience in intellectual property law. Ranging from large corporations to small inventors, Blair’s clients trust his business sense and multi-dimensional legal and analytical skills regarding their strategically important and high-value patent assets and global IP portfolios. Blair is particularly appreciated for his practical experience in patent law, as well as his particular ability to deliver quality work in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Blair drafts and prosecutes domestic, international and PCT patent applications in the electrical and computer arts marketspaces; renders general IP law related advice; prepares expert opinions of counsel; and prepares and prosecutes post-grant reissue applications. He is able to quickly understand and has worked on a wide variety of technologies involving communications and infrastructure, a sampling of which includes both wireless and wired technologies, semiconductors (circuit design, packaging and the like), motor control, image sensors and image processing, touch sensors, memory devices, video coding, medical imaging (CT, MRI and PET), LCD display drive technology, photocopiers and paperless cloud network systems.

A frequent lecturer to some of the most well-known companies in the world, Blair continuously strives to ensure his clients are aware of recent trends and changes in patent law. Prior to practicing intellectual property law, Blair worked as a Computer Technician for the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Awards & Distinctions

  • Outstanding Individual Achievement Award, Defense Information Systems Agency

Memberships

  • Intellectual Property Owner’s Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Education

J.D., George Mason University, 2008

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2003

Bar & Court Admissions

Virginia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court