Holmes J. Hawkins III

Holmes Hawkins

is the head of King & Spalding’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice covers all aspects of the firm’s intellectual property practice, with particular emphasis on the litigation and trial of patent infringement cases. He has substantial first-chair trial experience defending clients in patent infringement lawsuits throughout the country, including cases relating to computer systems and software, Internet-related technologies, telecommunications and electronics systems, financial service models, consumer products, and medical devices. Mr. Hawkins is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, where he handles adversarial patent reexamination proceedings as an alternative to, or in parallel with, district court litigation. He also regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and licensing matters.

Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers has rated Mr. Hawkins as among the top intellectual property lawyers in the State of Georgia for the last 10 years. Mr. Hawkins was also recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation. Mr. Hawkins is also listed in IAM Patent Litigation - The World's Leading Patent Litigators 2013 and The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers 2012.

Mr. Hawkins received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, with high honors, from Georgia Tech and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Georgia. While in law school, he served as one of the founding members and the managing editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, the nation’s first student-edited law journal devoted solely to the field of intellectual property law.

Mr. Hawkins regularly serves as a Visiting Professor at Georgia Tech, where he teaches public policy courses relating to intellectual property issues to undergraduate and graduate students. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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Areas of Practice 1) Copyright , 2) Energy Intellectual Property , 3) Section 337 Investigations , 4) Healthcare Industry , 5) Pharma Intellectual Property , 6) Intellectual Property , 7) Licensing , 8) Patents , 9) Trademarks/False Advertising and 10) Technology Transactions
Law School J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia
Admitted Year 1993
Education B.E.E., with high honors, Georgia Institute of Technology
Bar Member / Association State bar of Georgia
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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