Melissa Hotze has a background in electrical engineering and has represented clients nationwide in patent infringement cases involving a broad range of technologies, including computer software and hardware, networking, semiconductors, communication technologies, e-commerce, and oil and gas technologies. She is also involved in the firm’s USPTO post-grant practice, including inter partes review and covered business method review proceedings.
Member of the team representing:
- Home automation leader as a plaintiff in a six patent infringement lawsuit against competitor in the District of Utah.
- Micron in a Delaware action involving NAND flash memory and in the PTAB where Micron has filed eight IPRs on the asserted patents.
- Oil and gas company in the Southern District of Texas as a plaintiff in an action against its two competitors in use of drag reducing agents in heavy, asphaltenic crude.
- PayPal and eBay in an action in the Northern District of California on three patents related to electronic currency transactions and in the PTAB for CBM review proceedings.
- Micron in a Delaware action involving DRAMs and CMOS Image Sensors that settled after a favorable summary judgment ruling.
Ms. Hotze graduated with high honors from the University of Texas with a B.A. degree in Plan II and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2003. She received her J.D. with honors from the University of Texas Law School in 2006.