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Intellectual Property - Ohio
"He's a wonderful litigator and a consummate professional." "John is a really good litigator who picks the right fights. He's also a personable lawyer and very good speaker."
This content is provided by John S Cipolla
IP and Technology Transactions
Antitrust and Trade Regulation Counseling and Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
John Cipolla, Calfee Vice Chairman, has 30+ years of experience in patent and trademark law and serves as Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property group, a position he has held for more than 10 years.
John's focus is primarily on complex litigation matters that include patents. John has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution in all areas of intellectual property. He also provides clients with counseling and strategy concerning the procurement of patents and trademarks. In addition, John has provided numerous opinions in patent and trademark matters.
John has successfully handled a diverse range of federal and state litigation claims on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of patents, copyrights, trade secrets, product configuration and trademarks. His experience includes managing cases that involve international and multi-national litigation. He has participated and led teams at trial and Markman hearings in federal courts, and he has argued successfully before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The past few years, John has led teams in disputes involving both multiple lawsuits and multiple Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Using his knowledge and experience, John also helps athletes establish, monetize and protect their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL).
John was previously a featured speaker at a Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association meeting where he gave a presentation titled “The State of Patent Law and Possible Upcoming Changes.”
John began working in intellectual property as a Patent and Trademark Coordinator at Bailey Controls in 1985. He began his career as an attorney with Jones Day from 1989-1993. John has served on the Firm’s Management Committee since 2010 and Executive Committee since 2006. He was elected Vice Chair of the Firm in 2021.
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's IP Advisory Council, Chair
American Bar Association, Member
Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
Expert in these Jurisdictions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Industry Sector Expertise
Manufacturing and Industrial
Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
Name, Image and Likeness Law
Satellite and Space Technology
Software and Information Technology
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
0 - 1989
Bowling Green State University
0 - 1985