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Bar Admissions

Bar of the State of New York
Bar of England and Wales
Bar of District of Columbia
Several U. S. District Courts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office



Inns of Court School of Law, London
State University of New York at Buffalo- School of Law
Juris Doctor

General Motors Institute
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering


Practice Description

John has acquired more than 20 years of high level international experience in all aspects of the intellectual property practice with a particular specialty in complex patent litigation over a broad spectrum of technologies, such as polymer chemistry, pharmaceuticals, embedded electronic smart cards and RFID tags; shape memory alloys, magnetically attachable eyewear lenses; computer and internet related technologies, bicycle components and toys. He has also been involved in multiple trademark and unfair competition litigation matters in connection with high-end fashion, watches, eyewear brands and several other consumer goods and services.

In keeping with the international scope of the firm’s work, John’s practice is focused both in the U.S. and on an international scale. He completed his undergraduate studies in engineering in product design with expertise in materials science, chemistry and automotive engineering. In addition to extensive litigation experience in several federal district courts across the U.S., John also has practiced with leading trial advocates before the British Bar in London, where he is also qualified as a barrister and member of the Middle Temple. His diverse background has translated into an active practice in several jurisdictions, including the U.K. Patent Courts, several European courts and the European and Japanese Patent Offices. John has also been very active in the American Inns of Court movement, having assisted in developing the first Inn chapter in Manhattan (the Denis McInerney/NYCLA American Inn of Court), and the first intellectual property law Inn Chapter in Manhattan, the William C. Conner Inn of Court. He has also published articles and presented lectures in the US and abroad in several areas of intellectual property law and advocacy.

In his spare time John has performed in several musical and classical theater productions and is a board member of two theater companies.