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Background

John Adkisson is a principal in the Twin Cities office of Fish & Richardson, specializing in patent infringement litigation, pharmaceutical litigation and trade secrets litigation.  Mr. Adkisson successfully represents Fortune 500 clients and universities in patent jury trials and has successfully argued Markman hearings and dispositive motions for those clients. Mr. Adkisson has litigated cases in a variety of technology areas, including molecular biology, polymer chemistry, retroreflective optics and mechanical engineering issues related to off-road vehicles. Among Mr. Adkisson’s clients is 3M Company, for whom Mr. Adkisson has successfully litigated more than 20 patent and trademark cases since 2001.  Mr. Adkisson served as trial counsel for Mayo Clinic in 2011, where he helped to obtain a jury verdict of willful trade secret misappropriation against a former Mayo researcher.  Mr. Adkisson was also recently profiled in IP Law 360 in an article linked here.

Education

JD, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1996
Wisconsin Law Review
cum laude


BA, University of Nebraska 1993
cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota 1996
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations

Member of the American Bar Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Other Distinctions

Selected as a 2013, 2014 and 2015 Super Lawyer
Selected as a 2015 Best Lawyer

Presentations

Lecturer, 2014 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute, “Post Grant Challenges at the PTO: Process and Strategy” (with Dorothy Whelan)

Panelist, Intellectual Property Owners Association IP Chat Channel, 2009, “Moving Away From The Billable Hour in Patent Litigation” (with Kevin Rhodes and Bill Lee).< P>

Lecturer, 2004 Midwest Intellectual Property Institute, “Properly Protecting The Privilege” (with Matt Samuel).

Publications
“If You Snooze, Do You Lose Your Right To Sue?” National Law Journal, October 19, 1998. (with Ronald J. Schutz).

Experience

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