Alex Hadjis is Chair of Morrison & Foerster’s International Trade Commission Practice and former Co-Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group.
Clients faced with high-stakes patent disputes turn to Alex Hadjis as their lead trial attorney. They rely on his expertise, responsiveness, and his winning track record. They appreciate his talent for explaining complicated technologies in a clear and compelling fashion in court and his ability to quickly master those technologies to position cases for success. Mr. Hadjis is consistently recognized by Chambers USA, Legal 500, and other notable ranking organizations as a leading attorney in intellectual property, and he is regularly asked to speak about intellectual property in the U.S. and abroad.
Mr. Hadjis serves as lead counsel in cases before the federal district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and cases involving the interface between intellectual property and antitrust law, and he has extensive experience litigating cases involving technology standards. The cases Mr. Hadjis has tried and litigated include patent, antitrust, and breach of contract cases that cover the semiconductor, liquid crystal display, telecommunications, optical storage media, software, electronic systems, computer network, fluid dynamics and heat exchange, xerography, chemical, and automotive component fields.
Two examples of Mr. Hadjis’s trial victories include a major defense win against Philips and a plaintiff win for Genesis Microchip. Mr. Hadjis is responsible for successfully employing an antitrust-based patent misuse trial defense against Philips in the ITC case styled, Certain Recordable Compact Discs and Rewritable Compact Discs. His trial defense in that case pertained to patents from a patent pooling arrangement that reportedly garnered over $1 billion in revenues. He is also responsible for obtaining an injunction for Genesis Microchip as a result of a trial victory against the entire LCD controller product line of MStar Semiconductor.
Beyond these examples, Mr. Hadjis has successfully tried and litigated numerous cases in the semiconductor technology area for companies such as Intel, Genesis Microchip, Thomson, Spansion, Cypress Semiconductor, and Atmel.