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William J. Hoofe IV

Patent application Attorney at Orange County, CA

5.0   19 reviews

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Patent application
    70%
    Preparation and prosecution of patent applications for clients ranging from large international and national corporations to small and medium-size closely held companies, innovative start-ups, software developers, and individual inventors.

  2. Intellectual property
    15%

  3. Licensing
    5%

  4. Patent infringement
    5%

  5. Trademark application
    5%

William J. Hoofe IV is a registered patent attorney. Mr. Hoofe's practice focuses on patent application preparation and prosecution, patent opinion matters, and patent-related counseling to clients in a broad range of technology fields. He has an emphasis on securing domestic and international patent protection for inventions in the medical, aerospace and defense, electronics, computer, semiconductor, and telecommunications industries. 

Mr. Hoofe brings a broad spectrum of knowledge in technical disciplines, including computer science and electrical engineering, coupled with aerospace and defense industry experience in the fields of systems engineering, software engineering, and manufacturing engineering.

Mr. Hoofe has handled patent-related matters for clients ranging from large international and national corporations to small and medium-size closely held companies, innovative start-ups, software developers, and individual inventors and innovators. His extensive experience involving innovative and cutting-edge technologies includes the preparation or prosecution of patent applications for Apple, Applied Materials, Covidien, IBM, Intel, Northrop Grumman, Samsung, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, United Microelectronics, United States Surgical, Valleylab Division of Tyco Healthcare, and more.

Hoofe IP Law (website: https://www.hoofeip.com/) is a boutique intellectual property law firm with an emphasis on patent law. 

Previously associated with premier California intellectual property (IP) law firms, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman LLP and Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker PC, and New York-based IP law firm, Carter Deluca Farrell & Schmidt LLP, located on Long Island.

Professional work history includes 9½ years in the aerospace and defense industry at Northrop B-2 Division (Northrop Grumman Military Aircraft Systems Division, as of January 1, 1996) as an avionics systems engineer on the U.S. Air Force/Northrop B-2 Bomber program and Advanced Projects programs, 1990-1999.  Exercised technical control for the analysis and solution of various engineering problems.

Licensed for 21 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 09/09/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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William J. Hoofe IV
Hoofe IP Law PC
Orange County, CA

Reviews

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Posted by Ray | February 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent patent attorney
I have referred clients to William in the past, and they have always been well served.
Posted by Margaret | January 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I consulted with Attorney Hoofe regarding a jewelry design that I want to patent. He provided information in a really helpful way for me to get a better understanding of the patent process. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Patent Attorney
I consulted with Mr. Hoofe about a potential patent. He provided helpful information on the patent process and suggested that I file a provisional application. He is very knowledgeable on patents.
Posted by Salima | December 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable IP Attorney
I hired attorney Bill (Hoofe) to assist in protecting my restaurant name and logo through trademark registrations. He was very thorough and professional while being approachable. His work was efficient and I appreciated his effort to clearly communicate with updates; he stayed connected through the process. I would highly recommend him and his services.
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Posted by Ryan | December 16, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
I consulted with Attorney Hoofe for advice regarding trademarks. He provided helpful guidance on the process of trademarking my restaurant name and logo. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Thomas | September 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Art comes in various forms
I've interacted with attorneys, skilled in various disciplines and practice of law both domestically as well as internationally. Mr. Hoofe is without question, the best attorney I've engaged in my twenty-five years of business. Mr. Hoofe combines both his passion for law as well as his accumulated expertise into a unique practice of explaining and executing legal strategy into an intuitive form, easily understood for the layperson. Additionally, his moral and work ethic is second to none. He has been engaged with our company for more than 90 days and has performed his responsibilities consistently beyond expectations.
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Posted by Tokiko | December 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Attorney Hoofe. He reviewed all the legal documents to ensure my interests were protected. He is an excellent attorney. I recommend him highly and without reservation.
Posted by Sean | December 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable IP Attorney
I consulted with Attorney Hoofe on trademarking my restaurant name and menu. He was knowledgeable and provided helpful guidance. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend
I consulted with Mr. Hoofe on provisional and nonprovisional patent applications. I found him to be very knowledgeable and he answered all of my questions in a way which was easy for me to understand. I highly recommend him and I plan to consult with him further in the future.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Care and Expertise
Mr. Hoofe IV has provided a shining example of exceptional insight and understanding of an otherwise less precisely constructed and greatly complex question and provided a succinct answer in writing, publicly while maintaining his full legal capacity effectively providing legal advice pro bono. Such care suggests either an enormous care for individuals seeking help in the field he serves or simply such level of experience and expertise that he needed no further research and could answer off the top of his head as he typed the most to-the-point, exact and precise answer out of several attorneys sought the help of.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I hired Mr. Hoofe to prepare a provisional application. I am listed as an inventor on numerous patent applications and 30+ issued patents. Still I learned new insights from Mr. Hoofe's approach to preparing patent applications. I recommend Attorney Hoofe without reservation.
Posted by Carol | November 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Strategic Thinker
I consulted with Mr. Hoofe on some very difficult 35 USC 101 rejections. He provided a clear strategy that helped overcome the rejection of the claims. He is an excellent attorney.
Posted by Johnny | November 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable Patent Attorney
I hired Patent Attorney Hoofe to prepare a provisional application. Mr. Hoofe provided valuable insight into the patent application process and he prepared the provisional application in a short timeframe. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ree | September 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Patent Attorney
Mr. Hoofe was helpful in answering all of my questions during the consultation. He provided information concerning patents and the advice I needed in a straightforward and easily understandable way. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Paul | September 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Hoofe answered all questions thoroughly during the initial consultation. Knowledgeable IP lawyer who has the specialized qualifications necessary for helping inventors obtain patents. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Johnny | July 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable, Professional Patent Attorney
During the consultation, Mr. Hoofe provided guidance and direction, and with his clear explanations we avoided getting too ahead of ourselves with the patent process. Compared to other patent attorneys we've dealt with, Mr. Hoofe was the most informative / knowledgeable and is also easy to work with. We look forward to completing some of our projects with his law firm.
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Posted by Maryam | July 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable Patent Attorney
William Hoofe answered all my patent questions during the consultation. An honest, straightforward patent attorney. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Bill | July 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the brightest patent lawyers you will ever meet!
I hired Attorney Hoofe to prepare a patent application. He provided me with clear options and strategy. On top of being a highly skilled patent lawyer, he is also a brilliant engineer. I'd highly recommend him to anyone going through the patent process. Again, thank you Attorney Hoofe.
Posted by Faith | July 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent!
He was knowledgeable and answered all my questions clearly and kindly. I would recommend Mr. Hoofe for anyone seeking answers to patent-related questions.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Patent Attorney
  • Hoofe IP Law PC
  • 2020 - Present

Education

  • University of California - Irvine
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2020
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria, VA
  • Certificate of Training - Examiner's Automated Search Tools
  • 2016
  • Santa Clara University
  • Certificate in Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
  • 2004
  • University of California - Irvine
  • Electrical engineering & calculus-based physics courses
  • 2002
  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California - Irvine
  • Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Science
  • 1989
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Legal Cases

  • Transmitting Data Across a Patient Isolation Barrier Using an Electric-Field Capacitive Coupler Module
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,106,270
  • Heat-Sensitive Optical Probes
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,370,392
  • Dialysis Catheter Assembly
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,233,233
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Associations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • California Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Contributor Award 2022
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Clients' Choice Award 2021
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor Award 2021
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor Award 2020
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor Award 2019
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Contributor Award 2018
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice Award 2018
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Cert. Outstanding Performance Patent Prosecution Medical Devices
  • Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP (New York)
  • 2013
  • U.S. Air Force / Northrop B-2 Team Certificate of Appreciation
  • U.S. Air Force / Northrop
  • 1997
  • Mission Effectiveness & Engineering Analysis Engineer Award
  • Northrop
  • 1995
  • Northrop B-2 Division Engineer of the Month Award
  • Northrop
  • 1991
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Publications

  • DoD-Approved for Public Release, April 1993
  • "Heuristics: Radar Radome Architecting"
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Lecturer at UC Irvine, School of Law, January 13, 2020
  • General Information Concerning Intellectual Property With A Focus On Patents
  • 2020
  • Guest Lecturer at UC Irvine, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, March 5, 2019
  • General Information Concerning Patents
  • 2019
  • Guest Lecturer at UC Irvine, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, May 1, 2018
  • Patent Basics
  • 2018
  • Guest Lecturer at UC Irvine, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, May 31, 2018
  • Patent Basics
  • 2018
  • UC Irvine Physics Assemblies held at elementary schools to help young learners become more interested in science & mathematics
  • [Weekly] "Electricity" assemblies, Oct. – Dec. 2017
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (1)
Intellectual property Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Attorney Hoofe. I worked with him on a trademark matter for his practice. I was so impressed by Attorney Hoofe's education, knowledge and legal judgment that I offered him a position in our practice. I highly endorse Attorney Hoofe as an experienced, knowledgeable and skilled patent attorney."
Patent application Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent patent attorney."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William Hoofe's AVVO responses are consistently accurate, thorough, and helpful to not only the person posting the query, but to his AVVO colleagues. He's a credit to the community."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William Hoofe. He is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced attorney in patent law, and works hard for his clients. I highly recommend William for patent law and other areas of intellectual property law."
Intellectual property Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The answers of Mr. Hoofe are consistently accurate, analytic, and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Patent application Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When responding to questions on Avvo, Attorney Hoofe invariably identifies the right legal issues in play and then provides concise, insightful, and practical information in response. Inventors are well-advised to seek his guidance."
Intellectual property Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Bill is a terrific Patent attorney with a keen eye for detail and an enormous wealth of knowledge - a great resource."
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