George W Hoover

Of Counsel

George joined BSTZ in 1986 and has been a partner of the firm since 1992. Prior to entering the legal profession, George was with Hughes Aircraft Company for fifteen years as engineer and manager in the design and development of aerospace electronic systems. Responsibilities include design, integration and performance verification of both hardware and software for radar fire control systems installed in military fighter aircraft and management of systems engineering activities for advanced radar application programs.

Highlighted Work: Reported case: Vectra Fitness inc. v. TNWK Corp., 49 USPQ2d 1144 (CAFC 1998)

Representative Patents

  • Patent #: 5,614,777
    • Flywheel Based Energy Storage System
  • Patent #: 5,903,270
    • Method And Apparatus For Mapping A Two-Dimensional Texture Onto A Three-Dimensional Surface
  • Patent #: 5,957,697
    • Printed Book Augmented With An Electronic Virtual Book And Associated Electronic Data
  • Patent #: 5,999,688
    • Method And Apparatus For Controlling A Video Player To Automatically Locate A Segment Of A Recorded Program
  • Patent #: 5,764,742
    • System For Accessing Telephonic Communications And For Conducting Telephonic Transactions


  • Tau Beta Pi

Contact Information:

Office: Los Angeles
Phone: 310.207.3800
Fax: 310.820.3875

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California (1989)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (1989)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (1998)

Law School:

  • Loyola Law School
    • Law School Distinctions: magna cum laude

Undergraduate/Graduate Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley
    • B.S., Engineering Physics
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • M.B.A.

PTO Registration #: 32,992

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