Connor J. Hansen



Connor helps clients resolve patent infringement, trademark, and other intellectual property disputes.

Connor’s practice focuses on patent and trademark litigation and related actions involving intellectual property rights.  He has represented clients in federal district court, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB), and the International Trade Commission (ITC).  Connor also has a passion for pro bono work and has represented clients at the Social Security Administration and the Board of Veterans Appeals.

Connor has experience working with a broad range of technologies including medical devices, autonomous automobiles, clothing and fashion, computing devices, and financial services.

Education & Admissions

The George Washington University Law School (J.D., with honors, 2018), Peter D. Rosenberg Prize in Patent and Intellectual Property Law (awarded to the top IP student in the graduating class)

University of Nebraska - Lincoln (B.S., Biological Systems Engineering, 2015)


  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Not admitted in Washington.

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • Taking Patent Rights: Sovereign Immunity & the Fourteenth Amendment in Patent Validity & Inventorship Challenges, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Society (2019)
  • Permission Impossible: An Exception-Based Legislative Solution for Digitizing Copyright-Protected Works, Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property (2018)
  • Virtually Equivalent: Applying the Doctrine of Equivalents to Patented Inventions Depicted in Virtual Reality, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal (2018)

Industries & Practices

  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Technology

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • The National LGBT Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, District of Columbia, April 2019