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  1. Patent Application: 50%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 25%
  3. Licensing: 10%
  4. Trademark Application: 10%
  5. Copyright Application: 5%



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  • David B. Sandelands

    I endorse this lawyer. John is a skilled patent attorney who gets results for his clients.


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Rutan & Tucker, LLP

611 Anton Boulevard, 14 Fl
Costa Mesa, CA, 92626


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super Lawyer-Corporate CounselSuper Lawyers2008
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Southern California Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Souther California Rising StarSuper Lawyers2005
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselRutan & Tucker2014 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorWhittier Law School2010 - Present
PartnerFulwider Patton LLP1993 - 2014
Director, World Wide Clinical ResearchIOLAB, Johnson & Johnson1985 - 1993
Tech Service & Development SpecialistDow Corning Corporation1973 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
California BBQ AssociationMember2009 - Present
Orange County Patent Law Association, Federal Courts CommitteeMember2008 - Present
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Law Section, Copyright Law Standing CommitteeMember1995 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
American Intellectual Property Law AssociationMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
International E-Z Up, Inc. v. Caravan et al.Settled in favor of Plaintiff
Carter V. World Famous Sports, Inc.Consent Judgment in favor of Plaintiff
Carter v. Variflex, Inc.Settled
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Publication nameTitleDate
U.S. PatentSilicone Resin Optical DevicesN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Central Michigan UniversityN/AM.B.A1981
DePaul UniversityPhysicsBS - Bachelor of Science1972