Ralph Hoppin


Selected Publication


“Inventorship in Patent Applications Must Be Carefully Considered,” E-commerce Law & Strategy Newsletter, December 2001

Academic Background

B.S., Aerospace Engineering, magna cum laude, University of Southern California, 1985
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1996
J.D., with honors, University of Connecticut School of Law, 1994 


Areas of Technology

-- Computer hardware and software 
-- Computer networks 
-- Digital communications 
-- Lasers and optics including fiber optic communication systems 
-- Mechanical devices including medical devices 
-- Business methods including financial services, bond trading and insurance
-- Medical imaging
-- Security systems




Before attending law school, Mr. Hoppin was a Senior Analytical Engineer for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines. Subsequently, Mr. Hoppin worked as an associate attorney in Connecticut and New York. 


Honors and Membership


American Intellectual Property Law Association 
Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 





State Bars of California, New York and Connecticut
United States District Court, Northern District of California and District of Connecticut 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 
United States Patent & Trademark Office