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John P. Rondini

Shareholder

Michigan, Washington D.C. OfficeP (248) 226-2913

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John’s practice focuses on intellectual property prosecution and litigation with a primary emphasis on patent litigation, patentability opinions, and infringement investigation. John also has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical and electro-mechanical arts.  John further has experience in... see more >

John’s practice focuses on intellectual property prosecution and litigation with a primary emphasis on patent litigation, patentability opinions, and infringement investigation. John also has extensive experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the electrical and electro-mechanical arts.  John further has experience in performing due diligence analysis.

John is a registered patent attorney authorized to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has represented clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and individual inventors in a variety of industries. He has represented clients across a variety of technologies and industries including, automotive, computer, software, telecommunication, medical device, and alternative energy.

John has entered appearances as trial counsel before multiple federal district courts throughout the country, including, California, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Texas.  John also has experience litigating before the International Trade Commission in Section 337 proceedings.  John’s litigation experience further includes Post-Grant Proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, John spent nearly ten years as a hardware and software design engineer. More particularly, he has worked for both a large computer company and a small design company as a lead application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design engineer. While working at such companies, John’s tasks involved both front end and back end design implementation of semiconductor processors containing over 1 million logical circuits. His tasks also included logical placement and timing analysis of each microprocessor design. John’s work experience has helped him gain valuable knowledge of the computer, telecommunication, and aerospace industries.

John has also gained valuable engineering expertise in hardware design and software implementation while working at several tier-one automotive companies. This hands-on experience included the design and implementation of user interfaces for touch screen applications and data acquisition hardware. < see less

Education

J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, cum laude

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Detroit Mercy, magna cum laude, Tau Beta Pi

Representative Matters

Bose Corporation v. Lightspeed Aviation, (D. Mass. 2009-2011)
Defended Lightspeed Aviation in patent infringement lawsuit in the District of Massachusetts relating to aviation noise cancelling headset technology. Managed litigation through summary judgment and negotiated settlement between Bose and Lightspeed.

Robert Bosch LLC v. Corea Autoparts Producing Corporation et al., (D. Nev. & E.D. Mich 2011-2013.); In re Certain Wiper Blades, (International Trade Commission 2012-2013) -Defended Corea Autopart in multiple patent infringement actions concerning “bracket-less” or “beam” style wiper blade technology. Managed litigation through pre-trial briefing and settlement.

American Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association(IPO)

“Rising Star,” Michigan Super Lawyers, Intellectual Property, 2013 – 2015

  • Eight Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named To 2016 Super Lawyers List; Eight Attorneys Honored As Rising Stars
    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that several of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list for their work in intellectual property law. The annual listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer...

  • Fifteen Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    Wednesday, September 09, 2015

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that several of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list for their work in intellectual property law. The annual listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...

  • Brooks Kushman Named One of the Most Active Firms at the PTAB During the First Half of 2015
    Monday, August 31, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. – Brooks Kushman was named as one of the most active firms in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in a special report published by Managing IP during the first half of 2015. In addition to the firm’s listing, four of the firm’s attorneys were listed in...

  • Brooks Kushman Congratulates Six New Shareholders
    Sunday, January 04, 2015

    Southfield, Mich. - Brooks Kushman is pleased to announce that Erin Bowles, Molly Crandall, Brian Doughty, John Rondini, Christopher Smith, and Martin Sultanahave all been promoted to Shareholders of the firm. Erin Bowles focuses her practice on domestic and foreign patent prosecution. Her practice also includes patentability investigations, infringement and right-to-use analysis and IP transactions and...

  • Sixteen Brooks Kushman Attorneys Named 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
    Monday, September 08, 2014

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman is proud to announce that several of the firm`s attorneys have been named to the 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list for their work in intellectual property law. The annual listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a...

    • Supreme Court Limits Design Patent Damages, Vacates Apple’s $399 Million Award Against Samsung
      Wednesday, December 07, 2016

      In a 8-0 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that damages for infringement of design patents under 35 U.S.C. § 289 can be limited to the defendant’s “total profits” from the article of manufacture that contains the patented design, which may only be one component of a commercial product, rather than...

    • Federal Circuit Rules That PTAB May Base AIA Trial Decision on Facts Outside Petition for Review
      Thursday, June 23, 2016

      The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently affirmed a decision by the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidating two patents after an inter partes review proceeding, even though the decision partially rested on references and evidence not disclosed in the challenger’s petition for review or...

    • USPTO Issues Scaled-Down Revised Rules For PTAB Trials
      Tuesday, April 05, 2016

      On April 1, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published final rules modifying some procedures used in AIA trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The revised rules arise from comments received from practitioners over the last two years that existing PTAB procedures put patent owners at...

      • Brooks Kushman Shareholders mentioned in Law360
        Monday, November 23, 2015

        A Law360 article (“Ford wins PTAB challenge over hybrid vehicle tech”) on Ford Motor Company’s victory at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) featured Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, Sangeeta Shah, John Nemazi, John Rondini and Erin Bowles. The matter at stake was Ford Motor Company’s recent inter partes review...

      • Ford Wins More Hybrid Vehicle Patent Appeal Board Reviews- Brooks Kushman
        Tuesday, November 10, 2015

        Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, John Nemazi, John Rondini and Christopher Smith were mentioned in Law360’s November 10, 2015 article, “Ford Wins More Hybrid Vehicle Patent Appeal Board Reviews.”The article discusses the Brooks Kushman intellectual property litigation team’s recent successful request for four different inter partes reviews (IPR) of a...

      • Ford Wins Another PTAB Review Of Paice Hybrid Car Patent
        Monday, November 02, 2015

        Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, John Nemazi and John Rondini and Associate Michael MacCallum were mentioned in Law360’s November 2, 2015 article, “Ford Wins Another PTAB Review Of Paice Hybrid Car Patent.”The article discusses the Brooks Kushman intellectual property litigation team’s recent successful request for an inter partes review (IPR)...

      • Brooks Kushman IP Litigation team mentioned in Law360
        Tuesday, September 29, 2015

        Brooks Kushman Shareholders Frank Angileri, John Nemazi and John Rondini and Erin Bowles were mentioned in Law360’s September 29, 2015 article, “USPTO Rules For Ford In Dispute Over Hybrid Vehicle Tech.”The article discusses the Brooks Kushman intellectual property litigation team’s recent successful inter partes review (IPR) of two Paice LLC...

      • Four Brooks Kushman Lawyers Named to 2013 Super Lawyers List; Ten Attorneys Honored as Rising Stars
        Friday, September 06, 2013

        SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman P.C. is proud to announce that several of the firm`s attorneys have been named to the 2013 Super Lawyers list for their work in the intellectual property arena. The annual Super Lawyers listing honors outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained...

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        • Murphy and Rondini Review Liberty Mutual Covered Business Method Cases in Law360 Article
          Thursday, February 27, 2014

          SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kristin Murphy and Associate John Rondini review two companion Covered Business Method (CBM) cases – captioned Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. V. Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. – and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board`s (PTAB) final decision in the article “PTAB Confirms Viability of Priority-Based...

        • How to sell and license post-Quanta
          Friday, January 08, 2010

          John Rondini and David Syrowik examine how patent owners are adapting their business practices more than one year after the Supreme Court clarified US law on the doctrine of patent exhaustion.One-minute ReadIn Quanta Computer Inc v LG Electronics Inc, the Supreme Court addressed the patent exhaustion doctrine after a 66-year...