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John has been practicing intellectual property law for over 20 years and is registered before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

John has worked as the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at private and publicly traded high-tech companies in the biotechnology industry (IGEN International, Inc. and Meso Scale Diagnostic, LLC) and the semiconductor industry (ATMI, Inc.), advising on a myriad of intellectual property and corporate issues.

His current practice focuses on patent counseling, preparation and prosecution as well as patent transactions, IP audits, due diligence evaluations, and patent litigation. John has worked with clients in a wide variety of technologies, life sciences and other industries on developing strategies for patent portfolios and managing patent prosecution, negotiating complex corporate, commercial, technology and intellectual property agreements, and advising on intellectual property aspects of merger and acquisition transactions.

John has worked at various law firms in Manhattan as a patent lawyer and has expertise in all areas of patent law, including transactions, litigation, licensing, prosecution and counseling.

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  • Presentations & Teaching Experience:
    • Speaker: Course entitled “Patent Family Analysis”, Certified Patent Valuation Analyst (cpva.info), 2014.
    • Conference Chair: Chaired session entitled “Concept to Product: Intellectual Property & Business Development” at The Society for Biological Screening, 10th Annual Conference & Exhibition, September 2004, Orlando, Florida.
    • Speaker: Presentation entitled “A Comparison of Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets”, The Society for Biological Screening, 8th Annual Conference & Exhibition, September 22-26, 2002, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Publications:

    IPwatchdog.com – The Top 5 IP Mistakes Tech Startups Make (May 21, 2011)

  • Certificates:
    • English Common Law: Structure and Principles, University of London (Coursera).
    • An Introduction to Corporate Finance, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Coursera).
    • An Introduction to Marketing, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Coursera).
    • Financial Markets, Yale University (Coursera).
    • Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Coursera)
  • Patents and Patent Applications
    • US Patent 8,763,826 Bottle Design and Method of Making and Using the Same
    • US Design Patent D697401 Jar
    • US Patent No. 8,621,005 Computer-based Methods and Systems for Arranging Meetings Between Users and Methods and Systems for Verifying Background Information of Users
    • US Patent No. 8,276,081 Computer-Based Networking Service and Method and System for Performing the Same
    • US Patent No. 7,860,929 Location-based networking methods and systems for performing the same (acquired by Apple, Inc.)
    • US Patent No. 7,716,285 Location-based networking methods and systems for performing the same (acquired by Apple, Inc.)
    • US Patent No. 7,483,946 Computer-based networking service and method and system for performing the same (acquired by Apple, Inc.)
    • US Patent No. 6,963,900 Computer-based networking service and method and system for performing the same (acquired by Apple, Inc.)
    • US Patent No. 6,484,148 Electronic advertising device and method of using the same (acquired by Apple, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,919,173 Electrochemiluminescence; kinases; phosphatases (Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,673,533 Multi-array multi-specific electrochemiluminescence testing (Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,362,011 Graphitic nanotubes in luminescence assays (Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,319,670 Methods and apparatus for improved luminescence assays using microparticles (Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,090,545 Multi-Array, multi-specific electrochemiluminescence testing (Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,066,448 Multi-Array, multi-specific electrochemiluminescence testing (Meso Scale Technologies, LLC.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,078,782 Methods for Improved Particle Electrochemiluminescence Assays (IGEN International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,962,218 Methods and apparatus for improved luminescence assays (IGEN International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,159,348 Method of making a coated planet gear journal bearing (United Technologies Corporation)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,103,402 Crack free metallic articles (United Technologies Corporation)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,102,656 Segmented abradable ceramic coating (United Technologies Corporation)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,095,755 Gas turbine engine airfoils having increased fatigue strength (United Technologies Corporation)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,045,863 Low activity localized aluminide coating (United Technologies Corporation)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,022,632 Low activity localized aluminide coating (United Technologies Corporation)
    • U.S. Patent No. 6,007,645 Advanced high strength, highly oxidation resistant single crystal superalloy compositions having low chromium content (United Technologies Corporation)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,938,863 Low cycle fatigue strength nickel base superalloys (United Technologies Corporation)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,922,150 Method of heat treating a cobalt-base alloy (United Technologies Corporation)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,841,012 Hydrogenation catalysts for low concentration of chloroprene and trichloroprene in ethane dichloride stream (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,286,416 Galvanically compatible conductive filler seful for electromagnetic shielding and corrosion protection (Potters Industries, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,716,585 Process and apparatus for stripping fluidized solids and use thereof in a fluid cracking process (Total Raffinage Distribution, S.A.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,783,623 Solvent-resistant adhesive formulation for edge-stabilizing a roll of tape (The Texwipe Co., LLC)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,780,108 Cleaning tape with improved edge adhesive (The Texwipe Co., LLC)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,733,455 Wastewater treatment process (Polytechnic University)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,651,891 Wastewater treatment process (Polytechnic University)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,753,193 Device for creating a deposit of silicon oxide on a traveling solid substrate (L’Air Liquide)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,576,076 Process for creating a deposit of silicon oxide on a traveling solid substrate (L’Air Liquide)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,968,650 Three dimensional interpenetrating networks of macroscopic assemblages of randomly oriented carbon fibrils and organic polymers (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,965,470 Composites containing surface treated carbon microfibers (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,879,836 Lithium battery with electrodes containing carbon fibrils (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,877,110 Carbon Fibrils (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,861,454 A rubber composition containing carbon fibrils and a pneumatic tire (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,853,877 Method for disentangling hollow carbon microfibers, electrically conductive transparent carbon microfibers aggregation film and coating for forming such film (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,846,658 Methods of preparing three-dimensional, macroscopic assemblages of carbon fibrils and the products obtained thereby (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,744,235 Process for preparing composite structures (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,726,116 Fibril aggregates and method for making same (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,707,916 Carbon Fibrils (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,691,054 Three dimensional macroscopic assemblages of randomly oriented carbon fibrils and composites containing same (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,650,370 Carbon fibrils, method for producing same and adhesive compositions containing same (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,643,990 Resin compound (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,591,054 Three-dimensional macroscopic assemblages of randomly oriented carbon fibrils and composites containing same (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,589,152 Carbon fibrils, method for producing same and adhesive compositions containing same (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,578,543 Carbon fibrils, method for producing same and adhesive compositions containing same (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,569,635 Catalyst supports, supported catalysts and methods of making and using the same (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,566,892 Process for preparing composite structures (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,500,200 Fibrils (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,456,897 Fibril aggregates and method for making same (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,445,327 Process for preparing composite structures (Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,819,613 Saw mill apparatus and method (Rayonier Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,643,411 Process for operating a wood pulp digester sampling device (Rayonier Inc.)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,562,587 Treatment method for urban waste incineration residues and products thus obtained (Lafarge Aluminates (Paris, FR))
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,377,869 Pump dispenser with movable bottle (Stephen Weiss and David Seidler)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,507,685 Method for surface finishing of difficult polish surfaces (Steve E. Hoffman)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,770,319 Densification of lignocellulosic material (Her Majesty the Queen in Right of New Zealand)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,876,628 Compounds for use in liquid-crystal composition (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,861,198 Liquid crystal display device (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,859,680 Electrical addressing of ferroelectric liquid-crystal displays (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,852,042 Substituted pyridines, processes for their preparation and their use as pesticides and fungicides (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,843,869 Inhibitors of hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase and an assay for identification of inhibitors (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,817,727 Polymer films for detecting chemical substances (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,795,629 Liquid crystal alignment layer and liquid crystal display device (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,762,949 Formulation and process for controlling isoptera insects (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,744,203 Alignment layer for liquid crystals (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,736,603 Electrically conductive thermoplastic composite materials and a process for their preparation (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,728,480 Poly(4,5,9,10-tetrahydropyrene-2,7-diyl) derivatives and their use as electroluminescence materials (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,725,710 Production of fiber-reinforced composites by pultrusion with thermoplastic powder pretreatment (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,710,292 Process for the selective oxidation of aromatic compounds (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,702,777 Silane couplers containing cyclic structural elements as alignment films (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,700,556 Granules of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,695,683 Ferroelectric liquid crystal mixture (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,692,922 Molding with electrical contact (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,679,760 Ladder polymers containing conjugated double bonds (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,670,084 Alignment layer material for liquid crystal display devices (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,665,844 Polymer films for detecting chemical substances (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,663,118 Fluoromethylsulfonyl-substituted pyridylsulfonylureas as herbicides, process for their preparation, and their use (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,660,770 Recycling a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,658,481 Resistance heating element of thermoplastic materials (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,656,340 Liquid crystal display device (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,648,315 Phenylsulfonylureas, processes for their-preparation, and their use as herbicides and plant growth regulators (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,644,016 Maleimide copolymer as alignment layer for liquid-crystal displays (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,643,494 Process for the preparation of aromatic hydroxy carboxylic acids (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,637,400 Cycloolefin copolymers having low melt viscosity and low optical attenuation (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,626,791 Aromatic compounds, and their use in liquid-crystalline mixtures (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,616,734 Process for the catalytic oxidation of aromatic compounds (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,587,476 Fullerene derivatives, method of synthesizing them and their use   (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,582,699 pH glass electrode (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,573,770 Formulation and process for controlling social insects (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,571,356 Thermoformable, fiber-reinforced composite material, process for its production and use (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,567,291 pH glass electrode (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,554,751 Aminoureidofullerene and aminothioureidofullerene derivatives and process for the preparation thereof (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,532,406 Process for preparing aromatic hydroxycarboxylic acids (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,530,142 Process for the preparation of phosphorus-containing L-amino acids and their esters and N-derivatives (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,529,718 Smectic liquid-crystal mixture (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,523,438 Metal-fullerene intercalation compounds, process for their preparation and use as catalysts (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,523,419 Process for separating trioxane from an aqueous mixture (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,521,510 Process for monitoring for organic impurities in water (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,521,143 Plant-protecting agents containing isoxazolines or isothiazolines, and novel isoxazolines and isothiazolines (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,517,350 Optical component based on Langmuir-Blodgett layers (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,516,750 Substituted isoxazolines, process for their preparation, composition containing them, and their use of safeners (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,505,851 Semipermeable membranes of homogeneously miscible polymer alloys (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,502,388 Method of measuring the pH value of a test solution with glass-electrode measuring cells and of simultaneously calibrating the measuring cells (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,443,752 Smectic liquid-crystal mixture (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,441,668 Smectic liquid-crystal mixture (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,429,842 Process and device for producing ultrathin layers and layer element (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,428,098 Fiber-reinforced cycloolefin copolymer material, process for its preparation and shaped articles from the material (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,402,262 Layer element having a plurality of monomolecular layers (Hoechst)
    • U.S. Patent No. 5,376,725 Alloys of cycloolefin polymers and polyaryl ether ketones (Hoechst)

New York

Credentials

Admissions

New York
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Education

George Mason University School of Law, Patent Track, J.D., 1993
Columbia University, School of Engineering & Applied Science, B.S., Metallurgy & Materials Science, 1988

Prior Law Firm Experience

Winston & Strawn, LLP
Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan, LLP
Curtis, Morris & Safford, P.C.

Practice Areas