Overview

As a founding partner of L&A with decades of experience, John counsels and represents multinational corporations, small to mid-sized companies, early-stage and venture-backed companies, as well as entrepreneurs and investors to identify, protect, and leverage their intellectual property assets. John utilizes his expansive network of industry professionals to enable clients to achieve their business goals.

John has worked with clients across a broad range of technologies, including optical devices and systems, wireless devices and systems, automated test equipment, imaging devices, semiconductor circuits and fabrication, analog circuits and systems, microwave and RF devices, systems and antennas, various consumer products, medical devices, and software.

In addition to writing and successfully prosecuting hundreds of patent applications, he has been involved in numerous M&A transactions, due diligence investigations, valuation of IP portfolios, patentability and freedom to operate studies and opinions, and post-grant and opposition proceedings. He has extensive experience strategically securing and enforcing worldwide patent and trademark portfolios and licensing clients’ intellectual property and technology rights. John provides additional strategic counsel and support to the L&A litigation team as well.

  • Assumed prosecution of patent portfolio of major consumer products manufacturer, counseled client on worldwide patent protection and simultaneously cut costs and implemented worldwide strategic plan.
  • Patent prosecution of patent portfolios for many small to mid-sized companies including guiding the clients to secure strategic patent protection.
  • Developed and secured patent position around pioneering technology, which led to client’s acquisition by the dominant company in the industry. Continued to work with the acquirer to enforce its patent position in order to prevent competitors from providing competing products and encroaching on market share, as well as to secure multi-million-dollar damage awards for patent infringement.
  • Developed and secured individual inventor’s worldwide patent portfolio and exclusively licensed the portfolio to a major consumer products manufacturer, resulting in an annual seven-figure royalty stream to the inventor.
  • Counseled a start-up medical device company in acquisition of university IP rights, defended numerous IP due diligence investigation by investors in order to obtain multiple rounds of venture funding, and developed and secured patent portfolio that led to the multiple rounds of financing.
  • Developed IP portfolio for key product line of a Fortune 500 multinational company that led to a merger with a major competitor. Represented the merged company in developing, enforcing and licensing its worldwide patent portfolio.
  • Successfully represented a client in numerous patent reexamination proceedings, including preparation and defense of multiple ex parte and inter partes reexaminations for key patents in licensing program.
  • Member, Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI); served on organization committee for 41st worldwide congress
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (2023)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Intellectual Property (2006, 2015 – 2022)
  • Top 100: Massachusetts Super Lawyers List (2019 – 2022)
  • Listed in 2016 edition of Who’s Who Legal Life Sciences 
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Patent Law (2019 – 2023)
  • “Patent Star” and “Trademark Star” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine IP Stars (2021-2023)
  • Massachusetts Go To Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly (2021)
  • Top Lawyers of 2022, Boston magazine
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, cum laude; concentration in Microwaves, RF and Radar Systems
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst, B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, cum laude
  • Board of Directors Andover Little League (6 years)
  • Ran Andover Youth Hockey Association Learn to Skate Program (2 years)
  • Started and Coached U9 baseball program for Noreasters Travel Baseball Program (2 years)

Education

Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

University of Massachusetts – Amherst, M.S.

University of Massachusetts – Amherst, B.S.

Suffolk University Law School, J.D.

University of Massachusetts – Amherst, M.S.

University of Massachusetts – Amherst, B.S.

Admissions

Massachusetts

Various Federal Courts

U.S. Supreme Court

USPTO

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