News Release

Leading Patent Litigator Mark Hannemann Joins Locke Lord as Partner in New York

August 29, 2022

(NEW YORK) August 29, 2022Mark Hannemann has joined Locke Lord’s New York office as a Partner in the Firm’s IP Litigation Practice Group. His extensive first-chair experience for both plaintiffs and defendants in jury trials, bench trials, International Trade Commission hearings and Patent Office proceedings will boost the Firm’s already strong IP litigation and patent prosecution capabilities.

A former partner at Kenyon & Kenyon and Shearman & Sterling, Hannemann joins Locke Lord with more than 25 years of nationwide and international experience as a patent and trade secret litigator. He has frequently appeared in the Western and Eastern Districts of Texas, the District of Delaware and other U.S. district courts, and has a well-established ITC, appellate and PTAB practice. He has vast experience across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer electronics, computer networking, memory systems, LEDs, software and many different automotive systems.

“Mark’s vast experience conducting and managing high-stakes and technically complex IP matters for global companies further elevates the abilities of our national practice while complementing our New York IP Litigation and Litigation Practices,” said Alan Clement, Chair of Locke Lord’s Intellectual Property Department. “His first-rate practice, particularly his work with the lighting, semiconductor and automotive industries, will align exceptionally well with our clients’ needs.”

“Mark’s addition further solidifies Locke Lord’s commitment to growth in the region, following the arrivals of Financial Services Litigation and Partner Dom Cervoni already this year,” added Lisa Ruggiero, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s New York office. “Mark is an exceptional lawyer and leader in the IP arena, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our New York office.”

Hannemann is a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, of which he is a Global Fellow. He is also a frequent participant in meetings of other professional organizations, including the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Owners Association and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. He also regularly speaks and writes on topics relating to the IP industry.

“Locke Lord has a strong national platform and a deep bench of experienced lawyers with highly technical backgrounds,” said Hannemann. “The Firm’s comprehensive understanding of the competitive IP market, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and unfair trade, gives me the ability to continue providing world-class service to my clients.”

Locke Lord’s IP litigation team serves clients in the most complex IP litigation matters. Businesses count on Locke Lord to protect, enforce, leverage and defend their intellectual property rights in litigation. The Firm advises clients in highly competitive industries to enhance their IP rights and navigate the competitive intellectual property landscape. Locke Lord’s well-respected, internationally recognized attorneys have tried some of the most complex IP litigation matters. Clients appreciate the Firm’s broad technical experience, including in the areas of mechanical and electrical engineering, chemistry and computer science.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 130 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.