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Background

John F. Hayden is a Principal in the Washington, DC, office of Fish & Richardson. He is the Patent Practice Group Leader for the firm, and he serves on the Management Committee. His practice emphasizes client counseling, patent prosecution, due diligence and freedom-to-operate analysis, and patent-related opinion work. Mr. Hayden’s technical focus is with electrical, computer-related, and mechanical inventions. He has extensive experience with semiconductor devices and fabrication processes (with an emphasis on semiconductor display technologies), computer hardware and software, and electrical and power equipment. Mr. Hayden has successfully prosecuted software patents in areas including methods of doing business, speech recognition and processing, computer games, communications, simulations, and image processing. He is also experienced with other technologies, such as processor structures and architectures, communications techniques, including asynchronous transfer mode, Ethernet and industrial protocols, fault tolerant computing, networking switches and routers, electronics, power equipment, lighting equipment, detection and inspection systems, automotive systems and components, sensors, optics, toys and games, medical devices, and mechanical designs.

Mr. Hayden has prior engineering experience as a cooperative engineer working in microprocessor design for Digital Equipment Corporation, Hudson, MA (1986-1988) and considerable experience doing freelance database programming and design (1984-1992).

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School 1992
cum laude


B.S., University of Cincinnati 1989
Electrical Engineering
summa cum laude

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1994
  • District of Columbia 1994

Other Distinctions

Recognized as "IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals" (2016). ​​

Named "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property.

Author of recent development: "Copyright Protection of Computer Databases after Feist," Harv. J.L. & Tech., Fall, 1991.

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September 23, 2016
Fish's Eric Schulman and John Hayden Quoted in The Recorder Article "Fish & Richardson Hires Uber IP Director"
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February 18, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named a Top Patent Filer by Juristat
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September 23, 2016
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June 15, 2016
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Litigation and Prosecution Practices
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June 2, 2016
Fish & Richardson Announces 37 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
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July 1, 2015
Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practices
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July 9, 2014
Fish & Richardson Named #1 Powerhouse Firm for Complex Patent Work
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July 8, 2014
Fish Announces 39 Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
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Fish & Richardson Named to IAM Patent 1000
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June 13, 2013
Fish Named to IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practices
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May 15, 2013
Forty Fish & Richardson Attorneys Named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
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June 14, 2012
Fish Named to IAM Patent 1000
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