J.D., Cum Laude, Harvard Law School (2017)
B.S., Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude, Northeastern University (2014)
District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Connor Houghton is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Reichman Jorgensen. Connor focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation in a wide variety of technologies. He has participated in cases before federal district and appellate courts, the International Trade Commission, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Throughout his career, Connor has particularly focused on cases before the ITC, where he has experience coordinating fact discovery, drafting motions, working with expert witnesses, conducting and defending fact and expert depositions, and participating in hearings. Connor has also managed filing and defending inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Office. He has experience briefing complex patent issues before district courts and the Federal Circuit.
Connor's practice has involved working closely with his team and clients to secure favorable outcomes in difficult strategic situations. Prior to joining the firm, Connor was an associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.
· Represented Caterpillar in two ITC trials and several inter partes review proceedings before the PTAB against a major competitor involving multiple patents on road construction technology. Successfully invalidated several patents and achieved exclusion order barring competitor from importing infringing products.
· Representing Corning in an ITC proceeding seeking a general exclusion order against imported high-density fiber optic equipment.
· Representing Arconic in a trade secret and breach of contract dispute involving automotive aluminum processing, including defending contract and antitrust counterclaims.