Dale H. Hoscheit
Dale Hoscheit concentrates in federal and United States International Trade Commission litigation, licensing, counseling on patent matters, and protection of intellectual property rights. He was one of the lawyers representing Chakrabarty in the landmark Supreme Court decision, Diamond v. Chakrabarty, which held that life forms could be patented.
A speaker and panelist, Mr. Hoscheit has addressed numerous panels on biotechnology and United States patent law. Among these are the Annual Biotechnology Patent Conferences of the American Type Culture Collection, 1983-1994; the 14th Miami Winter Symposium, the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Microbiologists; the 1983 U.S. Tissue Culture Conference; the Vth International Congress of Culture Collection in Bangkok; the 1987 American Bar Association Annual Meeting; BioFair Tokyo 1988; and the 1989 and 1990 Patent and Trademark Office Day.
He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, with high honors, from the University of Illinois in 1951 and a J.D. from the same institution in 1956. Mr. Hoscheit worked as a chemical engineer for Standard Oil of California and later, after beginning the practice of law, as patent counsel for the International Minerals and Chemical Corporation (IMC). For a period of time, he was also a director of commercial development for IMC. Mr. Hoscheit is an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School, has taught a course in Biotechnology Patent Law and teaches a course in Trade Secrets. He has been a lecturer in Legal Aspects of Biotechnology, a graduate course at The Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Hoscheit is also listed in Euromoney’s “Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners.”
Mr. Hoscheit’s professional memberships include the American Bar Association, The Bar of the Federal Circuit and of the United States Supreme Court, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the board of directors of Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Hoscheit practices in the Washington, DC office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.
1100 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-4051
B.S. 1951, University of Illinois
J.D. 1956, University of Illinois
1959, District of Columbia
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office