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

John F. Presper

Senior Associate
Alexandria,  VA  U.S.A.
Phone(703) 412-3536

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  • 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
AdmittedConnecticut; (not admitted in VA); District of Columbia; (not admitted in VA); New York; (not admitted in VA); Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; (not admitted in VA); Supreme Court of the United States; (not admitted in VA); U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut; (not admitted in VA); U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan; (not admitted in VA); U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; (not admitted in VA); U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; (not admitted in VA); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; (not admitted in VA). (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

On June 20, 2014 the International Trade Commission (the “Commission”) issued a notice in Certain Cases for Portable Electronic Devices (Inv. No. 337-TA-861/867).
ITC Vacates-In-Part Initial Determination Of Non-Infringement In Certain Multiple Mode Outdoor Grills (337-TA-895)
Friday, June 27, 2014

Further to our May 28, 2014 post, on June 25, 2014, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a...
Federal Circuit Affirms Finding Of No Section 337 Violation In Industrial Technology Research Institute Appeal (2013-1480)
Thursday, June 26, 2014

On June 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a non-precedential opinion in Indus. Tech. Research Inst. v. ITC (2013-1480). This was an appeal from the International...
Sunlight Supply And IP Holdings File New 337 Complaint Regarding Certain Light Reflectors And Components
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

On June 20, 2014, Sunlight Supply, Inc. (“Sunlight”) and IP Holdings, LLC (collectively, “Complainants”) filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to Section 337.
ALJ Essex Denies Motion For Reconsideration, Motion For Leave To Supplement Production, And Motion For Respondent To Be Found In Default In Certain Windshield Wipers (337-TA-902)
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

On June 24, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public versions of Order No. 12 (dated May 30, 2014), Order No. 14 (dated June 5, 2014) and...
ALJ Shaw Denies Motion To Quash Subpoenas In Certain Standard Cell Libraries (337-TA-906)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

On June 18, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 21 denying non-parties Andrew B. Kahng and Puneet Gupta's (collectively, “movants”) motion to quash subpoenas duces tecum and ad testificandum issued by Respondents Taiwan...
Commission Rescinds Limited Exlcusion Order In Certain Encapsulated Integrated Circuit Devices (337-TA-501)
Monday, June 23, 2014

On June 19, 2014, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued a notice of its determination to rescind the limited exclusion order (“LEO”) in Certain Encapsulated Integrated Circuit...
ALJ Essex Rules On Motions For Summary Determination In Certain Wireless Devices With 3G And/Or 4G Capabilities (337-TA-868)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

On February 11, 2014, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued the public versions of Order Nos. 91, 92 and 93 (...
ALJ Shaw Rules On Motions For Summary Determination In Certain Crawler Cranes (337-TA-887)
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

On February 12, 2014, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 17 and No. 18 in Certain Crawler Cranes and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-887).
ITC Remands Investigation In Certain 3G Mobile Handsets (337-TA-613)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

On February 12, 2014, the International Trade Commission (“the Commission”) issued an Order remanding the investigation in Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-613).



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 Laws 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 Shaw Denies Motion to Consolidate In Certain Network Devices (337-TA-944)
John F. Presper,Eric W. Schweibenz, March 19, 2015
On February 13, 2015, ALJ David P. Shaw issued Order No. 4 in Certain Network Devices, Related Software and Components Thereof (I) (Inv. No. 337-TA-944) denying Respondent Arista Networks, Inc.'s ("Arista") motion requesting consolidation of that investigation with Certain Network...

Federal Circuit Affirms ITC Final Determination of No Violation of Section 337 in InterDigital Appeal (2014-1176)
John F. Presper,Eric W. Schweibenz, March 19, 2015
On February 18, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision affirming the International Trade Commission's ("the Commission") final determination of no violation of Section 337 in InterDigital Commc'ns, Inc. et al. v. Int'l Trade Comm'n (2014-1176). This was...

ITC Issues Public Version Of Opinion In Certain Optical Disc Drives (337-TA-897)
John F. Presper,Eric W. Schweibenz, February 19, 2015
On January 7, 2015, the International Trade Commission ("the Commission") issued the public version of its opinion in Certain Optical Disc Drives, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Investigation No. 337-TA-897).

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John F. Presper

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AlexandriaVA 22314


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