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  1. Mediation: 20%
  2. Arbitration: 20%
  3. Licensing: 20%
  4. Litigation: 20%
  5. Intellectual Property: 20%

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  • Craig McLaughlin

    I had the pleasure of co-chairing a panel discussion with John. He is a fountain of knowledge and a highly respected lawyer in the intellectual property community. I endorse this lawyer.


    Craig McLaughlin Intellectual Property Attorney
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Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

2040 Main Street, 14th Floor
Irvine, CA, 92614


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer in the specialty of Intellectual Property LawBest Lawyers in America2008
Recognized for Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2007
Best Lawyer in the specialty of Intellectual Property LawBest Lawyers in America2007
Recognized for Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2006
Recognized for Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2005
Recognized for Intellectual PropertySuper Lawyers2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of CourtPresident2006 - 2008
William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court, Membership CommitteeChair2002 - 2006
Association of Business Trial LawyersProgram Chair2002 - 2003
Association of Business Trial Lawyers, (Orange County Chapter)Board of Governors2001 - Present
Orange County Bar FoundationBoard of Directors2000 - 2003
William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of CourtExecutive Committee1999 - Present
Peter M. Elliott Inn of CourtBarrister1997 - 1999
Orange County Bar Association, Community Outreach CommitteeChair1994 - 1996
Orange County BarristersPresident1992 - 1992
Orange County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors1991 - 1997
Orange County BarristersBoard of Directors1988 - 1993
Orange County Bar Association, Community Outreach CommitteeCo-FounderN/A
Orange County Bar Association, Technology CommitteeMemberN/A
Orange County Bar Association, Federal Courthouse Task Force CommitteeMemberN/A
William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of CourtMaster BencherN/A
Orange County Bar Association, Large Firm Liaison CommitteeCo-chairN/A
Orange County Patent Law Association, Federal Courts CommitteeChairN/A
Orange County Bar Association, Federal Courts CommitteeMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Patent Litigation, PLI PressCh. 11 — Pretrial Proceedings2000
Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office SocietyLitigating Obviousness: A New Approach for Using Expert Witnesses1999
Orange County Lawyer MagazineSecondary Liability for Copyright and Trademark Infringement: Where Cyberspace and Retail Space Meet1998
Los Angeles Daily JournalThe Pitfalls Of Providing Intent-to-Use Trademark Applications As Loan Security1997
1996 Annual Review of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of CaliforniaRecent Developments In Intellectual Property Law1997
Los Angeles Daily JournalSwap Talk: Retail-Space Operators and Internet Providers May Be Secondarily Liable for Infringement1997
Orange County Business JournalA Primer on Patents1993
Kaigai ChuzaiWhat The Japanese Businessman Should Know About U.S. Copyright Law1992
ABL Key Observer ReportGrowing Software Intensive Companies1992
Orange County Lawyer MagazineLegal Protection For Works Of Art1991
Orange County Business JournalBuilding A Winning Paper Trail For Intellectual Property Litigation1991
Journal of the Patent & Trademark Office SocietyDirect Molding Statutes: Potent Weapons, But Are They Constitutional?1989
Orange County Lawyer MagazineCopyright Law, The U.S. Joins The Berne Convention1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Lafayette CollegeMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Intellectual Property/Technology Law Section MeetingRule 11 in Patent Cases2006
Orange County Patent Law AssociationADR in Intellectual Property Cases2005
Orange County BarristersTiming Summary Judgment in Federal Court2004
Practicing Law InstituteHandling Mergers & Acquisitions In A High-Tech and Emerging Growth Environment2000
“Patent Trademark and Copyright” SeminarPatent Law Basics1993
Southern California Technology Executives Network Software RoundtableLegal Protection for Software: Patents vs. Copyrights1993
Practicing Law Institute “Patent Litigation” SeminarJury Trials and Mock Juries1993
Orange County Bar Association, Technology Law Section MeetingAn Early Analysis of Intellectual Property Rights1993
Southern California Technology Executives Network Fall SeminarLegal Aspects of Protecting Software1991
Orange County Bar Association “Bridging the Gap” ProgramFederal Practice1991
Orange County BarristersWhat the Business Lawyer Should Know About Patent Law1990
Orange County Patent Law AssociationConstitutionality of Direct Molding Statutes1988