John T. Johnson is a Principal in the New York office of Fish & Richardson. His practice focuses on utility patent, design patent, trademark, and copyright litigation. Mr. Johnson has tried patent cases before both judges and juries, as well as having argued Markman hearings in various district courts, including the Eastern District of Texas, the Southern District of New York, the Southern District of California, the District of Maryland, and the Western District of Texas. For the past twenty years, he has been involved in over a hundred United States federal court IP disputes, at the trial and appellate level, and more recently in IPRs before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
He has represented clients in diverse industries, including automotive, banking, business methods, cellular standards, computer, electrical equipment, flatware, furniture, gaming, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, software, and telematics. In addition, he has experience litigating patent and trademark disputes outside of the U.S., in both Europe and Asia.
Mr. Johnson also represents clients in connection with pre-litigation counseling, IP licensing and portfolio management, and strategic due diligence. He is an active participant in bar association activities and formerly served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), from 2006-2009. He currently is a member of the AIPLA’s Amicus committee and was elected as an AIPLA Fellow in 2015.
American Calcar, Inc. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. (Eastern District of Texas, transferred to Southern District of California) – patent infringement action involving vehicle telematics.
American Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. v. Woodhouse and Tickner (Dist. of Columbia) and Woodhouse and Tickner v. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. et al. – (High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents Court, Royal Court of Justice) multi-national patent infringement actions involving engine lubrication systems.
Deltrans v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. – (D. Del.) patent infringement action involving automatic transmissions.
Fulhorst v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc et al. – (D. of Del.) patent infringement action involving wireless alarms.
Honeywell et al. v. Casio Computer Co., Ltd. and Casio Inc. et al. – (D. Del.) pending patent infringement action relating to LCD modules.
Imagineering v. Van Klassens, Inc. – (S.D.N.Y.) trade dress and design patent infringement action involving furniture.
L. & J.G. Stickley Furniture, Inc. v. Wood Classics, Inc. – (N.D.N.Y.) trade dress infringement action involving Mission style furniture.
Landscape Forms, Inc. v. Columbia Cascade Co. – (S.D.N.Y.) trade dress infringement action involving landscape furniture.
Levi Strauss & Co. v. Wicked Fashions Inc. – (N.D. of California) trademark infringement and dilution action.
Margaritis v. Industrial Enterprises, Inc. – (M.D. of Florida) patent infringement action involving containment systems for bridges.
Michael "Wildstyle" Tracy v. Wicked Fashions, Inc. – (S.D.N.Y.) trademark infringement.
Ryobi Outdoor Products v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. – (Dist. of Arizona) patent infringement action involving four-cycle engines.
Solaia Technology LLC v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. et al. – (N.D. of Illinois) patent infringement action involving automated control systems.
Tough Traveler, Ltd. v. Outbound Products – (N.D.N.Y.) trade dress infringement action involving child and baby carriers.
Turn-Key Tech. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. – (S.D. of California) patent infringement action involving methods of injection molding.
U.S. Philips Corporation v. Iwasaki Co., Ltd. – (S.D.N.Y) pending patent infringement action on very high pressure mercury vapor discharge lamps
Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assoc., Inc. v. Nissin Ion Equipment Co., Ltd. – (W.D. Texas) patent infringement action on ion implanters for semiconductor processing.
Wicked Fashions, Inc. v. Sonal Sportswear, Inc. – (S.D.N.Y.) trademark infringement.
June 22, 2015
Fish & Richardson Receives Top Tier 1 National Rankings in Patent Prosecution and Patent Litigation from The Legal 500
July 15, 2014
Skyhorse Publishing and Author Fred Stoller Win Seinfeld Related Defamation Lawsuit Brought by Real Life “Cosmo Kramer”
May 6, 2014
Skee-ball League Launches Crowdfunding Campaign, 'Skee the People,' to Defend Against Trademark Lawsuit Brought by Skee-Ball, Inc.
December 4, 2012
Fish Wins ITC Ruling in Patent Case for Mitsubishi Gas Chemical