John Patrick WardShareholder John.Ward@gtlaw.com
John Patrick Ward has more than two decades of experience as a strategist, counselor and litigator in the field of intellectual property. He focuses his practice primarily on developing patent portfolios, and IP transactions and licenses. He has managed and assisted in developing the patent portfolios for some of the most innovative companies in the software, telecommunications and computer industries. These include Intel, Google, Apple, Yahoo, AT&T, Visa, Micron Technologies, Deem, Xobni, LookOut, Magellan Navigation, Oracle, Alcatel, Cadence and Looksmart.
- Intellectual property strategy definition and implementation
- Patent procurement
- Patent litigation
- Strategic technology alliances, collaborations and licenses
- Intellectual property transactions
- Digital Equipment Corporation v. Intel Corp. Acted as assistant counsel for Intel in patent infringement matter involving more than 20 patents related to microprocessor and related computer technologies.
- Intergraph Corp. v. Intel Corp. Acted as assistant counsel for Intel in patent infringement matter involving patents related to microprocessor and related computer technologies.
- Micron Technologies v. Motorola. Acted as counsel for Micron Technologies in patent infringement matter involving more than 12 patents related to semiconductor and wireless communications.
- Ingenio v. Acacia. Acted as counsel for plaintiff in declaratory judgment action in matter brought against Acacia relating to business method patent. Acacia specializes in acquiring and enforcing patents.
- Keen, Inc. v. Inforocket. Served as assistant counsel and expert witness of noninfringement.
- Mobile Traffic Systems v. Magellan Navigation, Inc. Counseled defendant Magellan Navigation in matter brought by Mobile Traffic Systems relating to traffic updates from the Internet. Mobile Traffic Systems is company of Acacia Technologies, which specializes in acquiring and enforcing patents.
- PNI v. Magellan Navigation, Inc. Acted as counsel for defendant Magellan Navigation in patent infringement matter related to compass and navigation technologies.
- Diasonics Ultrasound v. Acuson. Acted as counsel for plaintiff Diasonics in patent infringement declaratory judgment matter relating to phased array ultrasound imagers for medical devices, and three-dimensional medical imaging.
- Supported the development of the patent portfolio for the Intel family of processors from Intel Pentium through the Centrino processor, along with the Intel MMX portfolio.
- J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
- B.S., Computer and Information Science, magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office