John Harting

Robins Kaplan LLP

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Lasalle Avenue 800
Minneapolis 55402 MN US

John K. Harting primarily focuses his practice on intellectual property-related litigation. Representing clients on both sides of the “v,” John has helped his clients obtain over $100 million in settlements and judgments while also successfully defending against large-scale patent infringement allegations.

John has participated in three patent infringement trials, including second-chairing a four-week patent infringement trial culminating in a successful jury verdict, damages award, and a permanent injunction against 60 different products.

The verdict was summarily affirmed by the Federal Circuit. John has represented clients ranging in size from independent inventors to Fortune 100 companies, in matters involving numerous different technologies related to semiconductors, telecommunications, medical devices, point-of-sale and payment processing, wireless communications standards, as well as USB and computer-graphics related technologies.

John seeks to provide maximum benefit to his clients by gaining a complete understanding of their business and litigation goals and then working together with the client to develop an appropriate strategy to achieve them.

John attended law school at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif. While in law school, John spent two years as a certified student attorney in the Robins Kaplan Civil Practice Clinic. As a certified student attorney, John represented numerous clients across a broad spectrum of civil litigation-related areas of law, including first-chairing a two-day bench trial in Hennepin County District Court that resulted in a complete win for his client.

John also previously worked as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable John R. Tunheim, U.S. District Court, Minnesota, and a research assistant to Associate Dean Alexandra Klass. As a research assistant to Associate Dean Klass, John helped research and write numerous law review articles and textbook chapters related to complex areas of natural resource and renewable energies law.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., (2011)
  • University of Minnesota, B.S. , (2008)

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Professional Associations:

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association


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