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Charles F. Hauff Jr.

Charles F. Hauff Jr.

Partner| Phoenix


Chuck Hauff's professional background includes intellectual property counseling, patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, related litigation and licensing. He has technical experience in, among other fields, the chemical, biotechnical, mechanical, electromechanical, computer software, medical products, acoustics and life sciences disciplines. Chuck has handled a variety of litigation matters for clients of varying sizes both in the United States and abroad. In addition, he has worked with a number of technology clients to develop creative strategies for protecting globally innovative technology from exercise and other mechanical devices to cutting-edge medical products and pharmaceuticals.

Chuck Hauff’s professional background includes intellectual property counseling, patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, related litigation and licensing. He has technical experience in, among other fields, the chemical, biotechnical, mechanical, electromechanical, computer software, medical products, acoustics and life sciences disciplines. Chuck has handled a variety of litigation matters for clients of varying sizes both in the United States and abroad. In addition, he has worked with a number of technology clients to develop creative strategies for protecting globally innovative technology from exercise and other mechanical devices to cutting-edge medical products and pharmaceuticals.

Chuck has particular experience working with counterfeit goods (clothing, footwear and the like).

Chuck also deals with a number of clients based outside of the United States (e.g., Japan) and domestic clients with foreign intellectual property issues.

  • Represented major footwear manufacturer in multiple litigation matters against mass merchandisers in the United States and abroad.
  • Represented major footwear/clothing manufacturer in licensing transactions.

Chuck Hauff’s love of chemistry actually drew him into the intellectual property arena. Practicing as a patent agent during law school, he worked primarily on petroleum based chemicals and other polymers. Through the course of his career, Chuck has focused on inorganic and organic materials, biological materials, both in their creation and use, as well as applications involving consumable products, retail products, over-the-counter medicinal products and mining operations.

  • University of Akron School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 1989)
  • Muskingum College (B.S., summa cum laude, 1986)
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • American Chemical Society (National and Central Arizona Sections)
  • The Economic Club of Phoenix (ASU College of Business)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Copyright Law, Patent Law (2012-2014); Intellectual Property Law (2008-2011)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Business Edition, Intellectual Property Law (2012)
  • Southwest Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property (2007-2014)
  • Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property - Business Edition (2011)
  • Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property - Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2010)
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, Intellectual Property Law (2010-2011, 2013)
  • Arizona's Top Lawyers, Intellectual Property, AzBusiness Magazine (2010, 2014)
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Man of the Year (2014)
  • Streich Lang, Associate, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Foley and Lardner, Associate, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Renner, Kenner, Greive, Bobak, Taylor and Weber, Patent Agent, Akron, Ohio