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John is a Partner at Sunstein, the Chair of the Patent Practice Group, and a member of the firm's Managment Committee. His practice focuses on patent portfolio management and strategy, patent prosecution, and IP transactional work, including drafting and negotiating IP licensing and development agreements and other commercial agreements having an IP component. John makes protecting his clients and positioning them to exceed their long-term business goals his top priority. He often takes proactive approaches to building IP portfolios (including internationally), in order to maximize his client’s intellectual property value.
While working with clients, John leverages his extensive tech experience, having served in-house for nearly two decades as Vice President and General Counsel of American Superconductor Corporation and as in-house counsel at companies like Raytheon and Motorola. His extensive expertise in technology, intellectual property, and business makes him, according to his clients, integral to their management and engineering teams.
John also has extensive experience mentoring startup companies in the clean energy industry and is currently involved with Cleantech Open – Northeast, which is a competition and accelerator program with the mission to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs with ideas to solve our greatest environmental and energy challenges.