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Background

Roger Denning is a trial lawyer specializing in patent infringement cases across a broad range of technologies. As lead counsel, Denning has successfully represented some of the world’s best-known companies in their most important patent cases, both as patent holders and accused infringers. In addition to trying over a dozen cases to jury verdict throughout the country — particularly in the patent-heavy dockets in California, Texas, and Delaware — he also has tried many cases to the bench, including Hatch-Waxman cases and Section 337 cases before the International Trade Commission.

Denning also has advised clients in inter partes review proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office. An engineer by training, he has experience in a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer software, semiconductors, network interfaces, encryption and security, satellite communications, and golf ball design. In addition, Denning has tried to verdict a number of general commercial cases, including in the areas of unfair competition, product liability and False Claims Act.

Denning joined Fish & Richardson in 2003, after beginning his career with Brown & Bain in Phoenix. He has been the Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Southern California office since 2009, he served as the firm’s nationwide hiring principal from 2008 to 2014, and he was elected to the firm’s seven-member management committee in 2013, a position in which he still serves.

Denning was born and raised in rural Kansas, where he met his wife, Michele. They have been married for 20 years and have three children.

Education

J.D., University of Chicago Law School 1997
University of Chicago Legal Forum


B.S., Kansas State University 1993
Electrical Engineering
Tau Beta Sigma
cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi

Admissions

  • Arizona 1997
  • California 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

Denning frequently lectures on topics relating to intellectual property law and trial practice. He is a Master in the Clifford Wallace Inn of Court and a ​member of the San Diego Intellectual Property Association.

Other Distinctions

Accolades

Selected by San Diego Daily Transcript as a Top Attorney of San Diego (2015, 2014, 2012).

Named one of San Diego’s "Top Influentials" for 2013 by San Diego Daily Transcript.

Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©(2015).

Recognized as a 2014 and 2013 Super Lawyer.

Recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California in 2010.

Recent Speaking Engagements

Roger lectures frequently on trial practice in patent and other complex cases. Roger’s recent appearances include:

"What’s on the Patent Landscape for 2015 and Beyond: What You Need to Know Now," 3rd Annual Patent Disputes for Corporate Counsel Forum (Southern California, May 20, 2015)

"Winning Trial Techniques for the Complex Patent Litigator," Patent Disputes Forum 2014 (San Diego, California, September 30, 2014)"

"Managing Discovery (Including Electronic Discovery) in Complex Litigation," Federal Circuit Bar Association, 2014 Advanced Complex Litigation Series (San Diego, California, January 29, 2014)

"Strategic Patent Litigation Issues," USC IP Institute, (Beverly Hills, California, March 14, 2013)

"Trying Hatch-Waxman Bench Trials and The Difference in Strategy for Bench vs. Jury Trials," Harris Martin Intellectual Property Law Conference (Dallas, Texas, June 14, 2012)

"Patent Damages Law: Life after Lucent, ResQNet, and Uniloc," Federal Bar Association (San Diego, California, April 11, 2012)

"Qui Tam and Fraud Claims – Current Strategies and Developments," Life Sciences Intellectual Property Summit (San Diego, California, May 19, 2011)

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