John Crosetto is a litigator at Garvey Schubert Barer with experience representing clients in disputes over trademarks, trade dress, licensing, trade secrets, domain names, and non-competition agreements. Mr. Crosetto also advises clients, from software and hardware companies, to equipment manufacturers, video game companies, and creative firms on minimizing litigation risk and finding alternative solutions to intellectual property disputes.
Mr. Crosetto was counsel in UtilX Corp. v. Novinium, 2009cv00375 (W.D. Wash.), which involved patent infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition claims, as well as anti-trust counterclaims, related to methods for underground cable rejuvenation by fluid injection. He also acted as counsel in Rosetta Stone, LTD v. Topics Entertainment, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:09cv1128 (E.D. Va.), a trade dress and trademark case in which the parties disputed rights to the color yellow for language learning software packaging. Mr. Crosetto acted as lead counsel in Strategic Marketing Partners, Inc. v. Greenwave LLC and Northwestern Brothers Marketing LLC, No. 10-2-09469 (K.C. Sup. Ct., Wash.), a dispute related to gaming software based on the television series Deadliest Catch.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Crosetto, who has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, taught language, literature, aesthetics, and critical theory in the Department of Germanics at the University of Washington and the University of Colorado.
Languages Spoken: German
Licensed since 2005
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Fulbright Award||Fulbright Program||1994|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Seattle Intellectual Property American Inn of Court||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association, Trademark Litigation Committee||Vice Chair||2011 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Peck v. Cingular Wireless, LLC||N/A|
|UtilX Corp. v. Novinium, 2009cv00375 (W.D. Wash.)||Successfully settled|
|Rosetta Stone, LTD v. Topics Entertainment, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:09cv1128 (E.D. Va.)||Successfully settled|
|Alaska Law Review||The Exxon Valdez Reopener: Natural Resources Damage Settlements and Roads Not Taken,||2005|
|Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal||The Heart of Fiji's Land Tenure Conflict||2005|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Washington||N/A||PhD - Doctorate||1996|
|Princeton University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Washington State Bar Association||Protecting Intellectual Property: Legal Issues for the Emerging Business Owner||2011|
|DigiPen Institute of Technology||Intellectual Property Issues for Game Developers||2011|
|Garvey Schubert Barer Seminar Series||Guarding Against Employee Theft, Misuse, and Disclosure of Confidential, Proprietary and Trade Secret Information||2009|