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JohnCook

Partner

"I became a lawyer because I enjoy helping others by solving their problems. Achieving clients' desired outcomes is the most gratifying part about my profession."

Overview

Biography

A former federal court law clerk, John primarily concentrates his practice on complex intellectual property litigation, counseling and representing clients ranging from multinational corporations to small businesses across a wide range of industries. He also regularly serves as local counsel and co-counsel in cases pending in the Northern District of New York and other venues located in New York.

John prosecutes the claims of and defends claims asserted against his clients in patent- and trademark-infringement cases. He has valuable trial and appellate experience in courts across the country as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums.

In addition to his own practice, John is the firm’s Technology Committee chair, working to identify and evaluate new technologies that improve the traditional practice of law.

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, Local Rules Committee
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court
  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York, Local Rules Committee
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Defended a multinational consumer-goods company in a patent infringement action that was resolved favorably following summary judgment of no willful infringement.
  • Represented a health care provider in a trademark-infringement action that was resolved favorably prior to trial.
  • Served as trial counsel in a patent-infringement action that resulted in a favorable jury verdict of willful infringement and a $62 million judgment for a global manufacturer of telecommunication products.
  • Defended a footwear manufacturer and retailer in a trademark-infringement action that was resolved favorably prior to trial.
  • Represented a leading manufacturer in multiple patent-infringement actions that were resolved favorably prior to trial.
  • Served as trial counsel in a patent-infringement action that resulted in a favorable jury verdict of non-infringement for a global agricultural-products company and its affiliates.
  • Represented a manufacturer of medical devices in a patent-infringement action that was resolved favorably following summary judgment of no literal infringement.
  • Served as trial counsel in a trade-dress infringement action that resulted in a favorable jury verdict of non-infringement for a specialty paper-products manufacturer.
  • Defended a multinational consumer-goods company and its related entities in a patent-infringement action that was resolved favorably prior to trial.
  • Represented a global manufacturer of telecommunication products in a patent infringement action against 22 defendants that was resolved favorably prior to trial.
  • Represented a global manufacturer of telecommunication products in connection with US Customs and Border Protection efforts to enforce general-exclusion orders and a limited-exclusion order issued by the US International Trade Commission.
  • Represented multinational automobile manufacturers in trademark and trade-dress infringement and dilution action that was resolved favorably prior to trial.

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York to Senior US District Judge Howard Munson, Law Clerk

Selected Community Activities

  • Le Moyne College Alumni Association Board, President
  • Onondaga County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Volunteer Attorney

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Commercial Litigation, 2020
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: Intellectual Property Litigation, 2015-2019; Commercial Litigation, 2015-2018
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Intellectual Property, 2013
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court, “A Modern-Day Markman Hearing Concerning the Classic Wright Brothers' Patent”
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association,“Back to Basics: A Discussion About Procedural Issues at the Early Stages of Civil and Criminal Cases” CLE
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, “Discovery: The Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices”
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, “Federal Practice 101”
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, “Technology and Modern Civil Litigation: Electronic Discovery and the Effective Use of Courtroom Technology”

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

Sweeping Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill Signed Into Law

Alerts

Forum Selection Clauses in IP Licensing: New Impact on IP

Alerts

NYS Court of Appeals Issues Decision on Out-of-State Risk Retention Groups

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