Associate / Austin, TX / 512-226-8117

Kenneth Hoover

Kenneth J. Hoover is a principal in the Austin office of Fish & Richardson P.C.. His practice emphasizes U.S. and foreign patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings in the fields of software, business methods, speech recognition, networking, semiconductor technologies, wireless communications, medical devices, and heat transfer technologies. Mr. Hoover is also experienced with other technologies, such as optics, electromagnetics, GPS, radar systems, solid-state physics, acoustics, sonar systems, control systems, image and signal processing, radiation monitoring, nuclear power, and power generation.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Hoover was a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the attack submarine USS San Juan (SSN-751) in a variety of billets, including assistant engineer officer, quality assurance officer, reactor controls officer, and communications officer. Mr. Hoover also served as an electrical and computer engineering instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.


J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (2014) Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar, Bracewell & Giuliani Oral Advocacy Award

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania (2005) VADM John R. Ryan Scholarship

B.S. with distinction, Tau Beta Pi, Electrical Engineering, United States Naval Academy (2003)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2011
  • Texas 2014


  • Named to the “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch” list by The Best Lawyers in America© (2022)


  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: What is Blockchain Technology?” Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (December 2020)
  • “A Bluetooth-based Wireless Network for Distributed Shipboard Monitoring and Control Systems,” Proceedings of the 57th Meeting of the Society for Machinery Failure Prevention Technology (April 2003)

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