Jeffrey A. Hovden is a partner in the New York office of Frommer Lawrence & Haug. Mr. Hovden is a litigator and intellectual property counselor, with a special expertise in pharmaceutical patent cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Mr. Hovden's practice includes litigating patent infringement and invalidity actions, including litigating the current and immediately preceding world-wide top-selling prescription drugs, for both generic and name brand clients.

Mr. Hovden is at the same time experienced with drug-approval provisions under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and their attendant regulations, as well as unfair competition/antitrust causes of action. Mr. Hovden provides infringement, validity and due-diligence opinions, and counsels biotech clients on licensing matters. Mr. Hovden works in the areas of copyrights, particularly of functional works, and trademarks.

Mr. Hovden received his BA from the University of Minnesota (summa cum laude, Biology, Philosophy; Japanese language minor 1988) and his JD in 1993 from Columbia University, where he was a note editor of the Columbia-V.L.A. Journal for Law and the Arts. He is admitted to the State and Federal courts of the New York Bar and has litigated in various Federal District Courts.


Bar Admission

New York (1994)


University of Minnesota
(B.A., Biology
and Philosophy, 1988)
Summa Cum Laude
Columbia University (J.D., 1993)
Phi Beta Kappa
Columbia-V.L.A. Journal for Law
and the Arts


New York Intellectual
Property Law Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Biotechnology Industry Organization



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