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Education

  • Loyola University Law, J.D.
  • Loyola University, B.S.
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Intellectual property touches nearly every stage of a business’s development. It represents a business’s face to the world, its indispensable product that people need, and its most valuable secrets to be protected. Strong IP lawyers know how to create and manage IP portfolios from small start-ups to worldwide corporations. 
John’s clients range from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. He has decades of experience handling rights secured by patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, and trade secrets among others. 

John helps businesses manage intellectual property portfolios and devise business development strategies including intellectual property evaluations, due diligence and assessments for new ventures and financing arrangements. Later in the cycle, he has experience negotiating IP-related agreements such as letters of intent, informational services (software licenses, hardware purchases, and telecommunications), consulting, non-disclosure, employment contracts and the sale of intellectual property related to venture capital arrangements, mergers and acquisitions.

The internet brings a unique set of needs for IP audits/transfers, IP clearance and opinion letters, domain name matters and e-commerce.

When it comes to dispute resolution, John has extensive trial experience with trademark infringement, complex licensing agreements, trade secret cases, and domain name disputes, preliminary injunctions and Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) hearings.  He also has experience litigating opposition and cancellation practice before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
  • Loyola University Law, J.D.
  • Loyola University, B.S.
Federal Litigation Experience [Most Recent]
 
Canon Inc. v. Garvey's Office Products, Inc. U.S.
Patent Infringement
District  Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Case 1:18-cv-01497 

Canon Inc. v. Arlington Industries, Inc.
Patent Infringement
Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Case 1:18-cv-01496 

ALS Scan Inc v. Steadfast Networks LLC
Copyright and Trademark Infrinegment; Digital Milleleum Copyrigh Act
U.S. District Court, Central District of California Case 2:16-cv-05051

Bon Appetit Danish, Inc. v. Le Petit Belge, LLC
Trademark Infringement
U.S. District Court, Central District of California Case 2:17-cv-03710-ODW-SK 

Seide et al v. Level-(1) Global Solutions, LLC, Steadfast Networks LLC et al 
Copyright Infringement
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division Case 1:16-cv-02975

American Home Shield Corporation v. American Shield Insurance Company et al
Trademark Infringement
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, Western Division, Case 2:15-cv-02544-JTF-dkv 

SLP Performance Parts, Inc. v. Suncoast Automotive Performance, Inc.
Design Patent Infringement
U. S. District Court For the District of New Jersey, Case No.  3:11-cv-03460-MLC-DEA

ThoughtWorks, Inc. v Infor, Inc.
Trademark Infringement
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No.  Case No. 1:13-cv-02331

Steiner Industries v.  Steiner Electric Co.
Trademark Infringement
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 13-cv-4227

Hound and Gatos Pet Foods Corp. v. Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc., et al
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 13-cv-5550

Shye Worldwide, LLC and LHS International LLC v. AXIZ Group LLC and Orbit Industries
Trademark Infringement
U. S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Case No. 13-cv-3031

 
Other Selected Patent, Trademark and Copyright Cases
 
PLAINTIFF DEFENDANT COURT MATTER INDUSTRY
         
Box Partners LLC Box Packaging Products, LLC ND IL Trademark Shipping containers
Canadian American Management Corp. Bombay Palace ND IL Trademark Restaurants
CASE Corporation New Holland, N.A. ED WI Patent Hay balers
Charter National Bank and Trust Charter One Financial, Inc., Charter One Bank ND IL Trademark and Unfair Competition Banking
Comair Rotron Papst Licensing DC Patent Cooling Fans for electronics
Diamond Blade Warehouse Chamco Industries Cook County, IL Trade Secret and Unfair Competition Concrete cutter blades
Dr. Randy Widen Advance Group, Inc. ND IL Patent Tidal watches
Engineering Resources, Inc. Accu-Flow, Inc. DuPage County, IL Trade Secret/Unfair Competition Steam nozzles
FMC Corporation Newlong Machine Works SD IN Patent Plastic bag making machinery
Flavorchem Mission Flavors and Fragrances ND IL Trade Secret and Unfair Competition Chemical formulas for flavors and fragrances
IGP Reprotest B.V. and IGT Reprotest, Inc. Testprint B.V. and Testprint, Inc. ND IL Breach of Contract Printing industry
John Crane Durametallic Corp. ND IL Patent Double (non—contract) seals
Lansing Chiropractic Evolocity ND IL Trademark and Cyber-squatting Chiropractic Services
Michael Voorhees d/b/a/
Voorhees Studios
Bally’s Holiday Spa Health Clubs of California ND CA Copyright Photos
Micro-Solutions Hewlett-Packard ND IL Patent Parallel port interface
Minebea Papst Licensing EA LA/D.C. Patent Hard disk drives
Nordberg Corp. Telsmith,  Inc. ED WI Patent Rock crushers
NeuroGrafix Brainlab, Inc. ND IL Patent Neurography Imaging
Odyssey Systems, Ltd. Horizon Ventures CD CA Trademark Covers for swimming pools
Opticomp Corporation David S. McCallum DuPage County, IL Trade Secret VCSEC arrays and ION implementation
Papst Licensing Syquest Technology ND CA Patent Hard disk drives
Papst Licensing DC Chemical, Ltd. ND IL Patent Cooling fans for electronics
Papst Licensing Benq Corporation ND IL Patent Hard disk  drives
Papst Licensing Quantum Corporation ND CA Patent Hard disk drives
Papst Licensing Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd. ND IL Patent Hard disk drives
Papst Licensing Seagate ND IL Patent Hard disk drives
Papst Licensing Western Digital CD CA Patent Hard disk drives
Papst Licensing IBM ED LA Patent Hard disk drives
Papst Licensing Casio, Kodak, Samsung and others MDL - DC District Court Patent Digital Cameras
Papst Licensing Yaskawa Electric ND IL Patent Motors for floppy disk drives
Papst Licensing Marvelous Technology ND IL Patent Cooling fans for electronics
Robert Granato Bally’s Las Vegas,
Hilton Hotels Corporation
D NE Copyright Paris hotel & casino concept
Rockwell Technology  Group Turn-Key Technologies ND IL Copyright infringement/trade secret misappropriation computer source code and formulas Computer software
Sara Lee Corporation Pita Franchise Corp. ND IL Trademark and Unfair Competition Restaurants
Sendai Publishing Dimension Publishing ND IL Trademark, Unfair Competition Video game magazine
Shanghai Meihao Electric Co. Leviton Mfg. Co., Inc. ND IL Patent Electronics
SLP Performance Suncoast Automotive NJ Design patent, Trademark and Unfair Competition Automobile hoods
Societe Des Produits Silver Palate Kitchens, Inc. D NJ Trademark Food products
Sourcecorp, Inc. Continental Web Press, Inc. DuPage County, IL Trade Secret, Fraud and Breach of Contract Ballots for Venezuela elections
Stampede Tool Warehouse Mark May, et al. Cook County, IL Trade Secret Misappropriation Customer lists
Stampede Tool Warehouse Ronce Hart Cook County, IL Trade Secret Customer lists for tool industry
Steadfast Networks LLC Seide ND IL Copyright Photos
Superior Street Capital Advisors, LLC Coyote Network Systems, Inc. Cook County, IL Breach of Contract and Fraud Venture capital; investments
Technical Concepts, L.P. Continental Mfg. Co. (Contico) ND IL Patent Deodorant dispensers
ThoughtWorks Inc Infor Corporation ND IL Copyright and Trademark Software
The Lincoln Electric Company Century Mfg. Co. ND IL Trademark Compressors
ThoughtWorks Infor Inc. ND IL Trademark and Unfair Competition Computer software
Tredegan Film Products Pliant Corporation Cook County, IL Trade Secret and Breach of Contract Films and laminates
U.S. Movidyn Phil Smith, et al. Kane County, IL Trade Secret Misappropriation Chemical formulas for the paint defoamer industry
Web Communications Group, Inc. Gateway 2000, Inc. and Quebean Printing ND IL Copyright and Trade secret Print inserts for magazines
Wells’ Dairy Joined Adventures TTAB TM Opposition Food products
  • Intellectual Property Rights and the Internet: The NSI Policy and Recent Case Law
  • The Death Knell of Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property Protection For Computer Software in the United States
  • Incorporating U.S. Provisional Patent Applications Into Your Business Strategy For Cost Effective Invention Protection
  • Generating Revenue Streams in Tough Times (or at Any Time): Putting Your Intellectual Property Assets to Work
  • Raise The Bottom Line Through An Increased Awareness Of A Companies’ Intellectual Property
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Editor of the Corporate Law Department Section Council Newsletter
  • International Trademark Association (Design Rights & Related Rights Committee)             
  • Italian-American Chamber of Commerce, Chicago
  • Justinian Society of Lawyers
  • National Italian American Foundation
  • National Italian American Bar Association
  • Columbian Club of Chicago
  • Chicago Magnificent Mile Association
Illinois, 1990