John Platt

John Platt: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Partner at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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John Platt advises and represents clients in intellectual property matters including: IP strategies, patent and trademark prosecutions, IP audits, IP due diligence, licensing agreements, contracts and intellectual property litigation.

In the patent prosecution area, John has experience with a wide variety of technologies including: energy storage, clean and green technology, alternative and renewable energy technology such as wind energy, solar energy, smart grid, and hybrid vehicles, as well as traditional energy generation technology in the fields of coal, natural gas, nuclear and petroleum energy generation. John has experience across various battery technologies including Lithium Ion batteries, Flow batteries, and advanced lead-acid batteries. He also has extensive experience in power regulation inventions, RF transceiver and antenna related inventions, global positioning, semiconductor manufacturing, MMIC and other circuit inventions. John has prosecuted many patents in the area of internet commerce, software and business method patents.

John is currently Secretary of the Board of NAATBatt International, an industry group “supporting developments in the science of and markets for advanced electrochemical energy storage technology consistent with the goals of enhancing energy efficiency, reducing petroleum dependence and enabling carbon-free electricity generation.” John spoke on a panel about intellectual property in the battery industry at NAATBatt’s annual meeting in March 2016, spoke at The Battery Show in Novi, Michigan Sept 2016 and also organized an IP Battery Symposium held in Phoenix, AZ, March 2017.

Prior to becoming an attorney, John earned degrees in both electrical and mechanical engineering and worked as an engineer. John designed the HVAC systems for cleanrooms in the semiconductor industry, giving him a broad understanding of the semiconductor manufacturing process. John also worked inside a coal fired power plant, giving him a keen understanding of relevant energy generation/transmission technologies and issues.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• The Battery IP Wars - What Can Advanced Battery Makers Learn from Other Industries, Speaker, NAAATBatt International Annual Meeting (March 2, 2016)
• Of Monkey Selfies and Suits Without Human Plaintiffs , Author, The Record Reporter (October 12, 2015)

Community Involvement

•Boy Scouts of America
•Eagle Scout
•Scout Master
•Parenting Class Instructor

Other Professional Experience

•Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Mechanical Engineer
•Arizona Board of Regents, Regent
•U.S. District Court Extern
•ASU Fluids Lab, Research Assistant
•Salt River Project, Coronado Generating Station, Engineer Technician I

Related News & Events

Oct 10
John Platt Recognized at Arizona Newspapers Association’s Annual Awards Competition

Oct 12
Of Monkey Selfies and Suits Without Human Plaintiffs The Record Reporter

Related Publications

Oct 02
Global Connection - October 2014

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Asia
  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation
  • International
  • Life Sciences and Medical Technology
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling
  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
  • Renewable Energy

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602.382.6367  Phone
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2000; Arizona State University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1993; Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, President
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, J.D., 1999; Pedrick Scholar; Dean's List
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arizona; United States Patent and Trademark Office; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

•National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries (NAATBatt)
•Member, (2015-present)
•Secretary to the Board
•ASU Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, Advisory Board

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Patents prosecution in the areas of energy storage, battery management systems, solar and wind energy generations, electric motors, RF MMICs, antennas, semiconductors, power regulation, traditional energy generation, biomedical devices, business method patents, other mechanical and electrical patents; Prepare and prosecute Trademark and Patent Applications; Trademark, Patent and Copyright Litigation

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