John Flock is co-lead of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, and a high-stakes patent litigator whose experience has generated professional achievement awards and American Law Journal “Top Jury Verdict” recognition. He combines 20 years’ patent litigation experience with nine years as a former New York City Assistant District Attorney to represent his clients in high-stakes battles in the ITC and district courts.
John also has developed particular skill in patent valuation by using his experience in litigation and in the negotiations of major portfolios to determine real world value, particularly focusing on the key patents that drive value. He has worked with global Fortune 500 companies on some of their major acquisitions of patent assets in the past few years.
John has built long-term relationships with sophisticated clients including Sony, Toyota, Lenovo and others. He has been lead outside counsel in global disputes, litigating in the U.S. and advising on patent strategy in Europe and Asia.
John holds an undergraduate degree in physics and has significant experience designing and implementing computer programs, supervising computer programming staff, and serving as court-appointed receiver for a software company.
Independent publications whose rankings are based on evaluations from in-house counsel have recognized him for excellence in practice, including IAM 300 – The World’s Leading Strategists, The Legal 500 United States, Managing Intellectual Property and Benchmark Plaintiff.
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