Law School: University of Chicago
College: Kansas State University
Roger Denning is a trial lawyer specializing in patent infringement cases across a broad range of technologies. As lead counsel, Denning has successfully represented some of the world's best-known companies in their most important patent cases, both as patent holders and accused infringers. In addition to trying over a dozen cases to jury verdict throughout the country — particularly in the patent-heavy dockets in California, Texas and Delaware — he also has tried many cases to the bench, including Hatch-Waxman cases and Section 337 cases before the International Trade Commission.
Denning also has advised clients in inter partes review proceedings in the Patent and Trademark Office. An engineer by training, he has experience in a wide variety of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, computer software, semiconductors, network interfaces, encryption and security, satellite communications, and golf ball design. In addition, Denning has tried to verdict a number of general commercial cases, including in the areas of unfair competition, product liability and False Claims Act.
Denning joined Fish & Richardson in 2003, after beginning his career with Brown & Bain in Phoenix. He has been the managing principal of Fish & Richardson’s Southern California office since 2009, he served as the firm’s nationwide hiring principal from 2008 to 2014, and he was elected to the firm's seven-member management committee in 2013, a position in which he still serves.
Denning frequently lectures on topics relating to intellectual property law and trial practice. He is a master in the Clifford Wallace Inn of Court and a member of the San Diego Intellectual Property Association.
Denning was born and raised in rural Kansas, where he met his wife, Michele. They have been married for 20 years and have three children.