Dale H. Hoscheit

Dale H. Hoscheit


Washington, DC

Main: 202.824.3000 Fax: 202.824.3001


Dale 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, Dale 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. Dale 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. Dale is also listed in Euromoney's "Guide to the World's Leading Patent Law Practitioners."

Dale'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.

  • University of Illinois
    1951, B.S., Chemical Engineering, with Honors
    1956, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • 1959, District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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