John F. Presper: Lawyer with Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.

John F. Presper

Senior Associate
Alexandria,  VA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • ITC Litigation
  • Litigation
Contact InfoTelephone: (703)412-3536
Facsimile: 703-413-2220
University Bucknell University, B.S., Chemical Engineering
Law SchoolUniversity of Connecticut School of Law(J.D.; Certificate in Intellectual Property) Executive Editor, Connecticut Journal of International Law
Admitted2003, Connecticut; 2004, New York; 2011, District of Columbia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. (Not admitted in Virginia)

Professional Affiliations

•American Bar Association

•American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

•Federal Circuit Bar Association

•ITC Trial Lawyers Association

•Intellectual Property Owners Association


John F. Presper is a patent attorney and senior associate in the firm's Litigation and ITC Litigation practice groups. Mr. Presper represents and advises clients involved in patent and other intellectual property disputes in federal court, the ITC, and the USPTO. He also provides patentability, infringement and validity opinions. Mr. Presper's litigation experience and opinion work covers a broad range of technologies in the chemical, electrical, and mechanical arts. Additionally, Mr. Presper has litigated trademark, copyright, and software license disputes in federal district court. Mr. Presper's practice also includes representing clients in post-grant proceedings (e.g., inter partes review proceedings) at the USPTO.

Mr. Presper actively contributes to the firm's ITC 337 Law Blog, reporting on developments in new and pending investigations, litigation trends and statistics. He also provides practical insights into the Administrative Law Judges and commentary on important ITC decisions.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Presper was a law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. He previously worked as an Intellectual Property and Strategic Business Analyst for Pratt & Whitney. While in law school, Mr. Presper interned at United Technologies Corporation and studied European Union law and economics at the Universiteit Leiden in the Netherlands.

Mr. Presper is a named inventor on three U.S. patents directed to wireless diagnostic monitoring.


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ITC Issues General Exclusion Order And Terminates Investigation In Certain Cases For Portable Electronic Devices (337-TA-861/867)
Monday, June 30, 2014


Valeo Tells ITC Rival Ripped Off Windshield Wiper Patents
Monday, October 20, 2014
Trend In Limiting E-Discovery Cost Recovery Continues
Friday, January 31, 2014
Request Rehearing! (Take Two)
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Burdens of Proof and Persuasion in a 35 USC 146 Action
Friday, August 23, 2013
The U.S. International Trade Commission and Intellectual Property Litigation
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Copyright Restoration Under 104A: Rethinking Copyright Law's First Amendment Immunity
Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Representing patentee Valeo in Section 337 investigation at the ITC involving windshield wiper blade technology. Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-928).; Representing patentee Mirowski Family Ventures in an ongoing action against Medtronic involving patent for treatment of congestive heart failure. Medtronic Inc. v. Boston Scientific Corp., et al. , C.A. No. 07-823 (D. Del.). The case is currently on appeal to the Supreme Court. ; Represented Covance Inc. in a copyright infringement and software licensing dispute with Attachmate Corp. Covance Inc. v. Attachmate Corp ., C.A. No. 12-4088 (D.N.J.).; Representing Toyota and Subaru in an ongoing action involving RFID-based vehicle immobilization. Rydex, Ltd. v. General Motors Co. et al. , C.A. No. 11-122 (S.D. Tex.).; Represented defendant Optrex America in a multi-defendant action brought by Honeywell against the entire LCD industry involving a patent on a directional diffuser for an LCD. Optrex settled on favorable terms and the patent was subsequently held invalid on summary judgment. Honeywell Int'l Inc., et al. v. Apple Computer, et al. , C.A. No. 04-1337 (D. Del.).; Represented plaintiff ArcelorMittal in a case involving aluminum coated boron steel products and methods for making same. ArcelorMittal France, et. al. v. AK Steel Corp., et al. , C.A. No. 10-050 (D. Del.).; Represented plaintiff Solvay in an action involving a process for making a hydrofluorocarbon for use as a foam insulation blowing agent. Solvay S.A. v. Honeywell Int'l Inc. , C.A. No. 06-557 (D. Del.). The case was remanded to the district court following a seminal decision by the Federal Circuit in Solvay's favor on the applicability of Section 102(g). 622 F.3d 1367 (Fed. Cir. 2010).; Represented Hooker Furniture Corp. in a trademark dispute with construction company Opus Group involving Hooker Furniture's activities in connection with its OPUS DESIGNS mark, which Opus Group claimed violated its trademark rights. Hooker Furniture Corp. v. Opus Corp., et al. , C.A. No. 08-390 (E.D. Va.). The case settled on terms favorable to Hooker Furniture.

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ALJ Bullock Grants Motion For Summary Determination On Economic Prong Of Domestic Industry In Certain Hemostatic Products (337-TA-913)
John F. Presper,Eric W. Schweibenz, January 19, 2015
On December 9, 2014, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued the public version of Order No. 26 (dated November 13, 2014) granting Complainants Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA, and Baxter Healthcare Corporation's (collectively, "Baxter") motion for summary determination that...

Federal Circuit Grants ITC Motion to Dismiss A&J Manufacturing Appeal (2014-1742)
John F. Presper,Eric W. Schweibenz, December 29, 2014
On November 25, 2014, the Federal Circuit issued a non-precedential order granting the International Trade Commission's (the "Commission") motion to dismiss the appeal as premature in A&J Manufacturing, LLC et al. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n (2014-1742). This was an appeal by Complainants A&J...

PPC Broadband Files New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors
John F. Presper,Eric W. Schweibenz, November 22, 2014
On November 4, 2014, PPC Broadband, Inc. of East Syracuse, New York ("PPC") filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.

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John F. Presper

1940 Duke Street
AlexandriaVA 22314


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