John Guaragna > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Austin, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
401 CONGRESS AVENUE
SUITE 2500
AUSTIN,TEXAS 78701-3799
United States
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Work Department

Patent Litigation; Intellectual Property and Technology; Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations

Position

Partner; Managing Partner, Austin Office; Texas Chair, Intellectual Property and Technology Practice

Career

John Guaragna focuses on counseling and litigation regarding various technology and intellectual property matters.

John has successfully represented clients at trial in antitrust, patent and trademark cases in district courts throughout the United States, as well as in the International Trade Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. John’s recent experience includes the representation of Medtronic, Oracle, NIKE, KLA-Tencor, Itron, Starwood, Silicon Labs, Box, HomeAway, lululemon, Paylocity, Home Depot and others in various intellectual property matters.

John has significant experience in the Eastern District of Texas where he is admitted to practice and has handled over 150 patent infringement cases, including numerous cases involving multiple defendants and joint defense coordination.

Additionally, John has extensive experience relating to industry standard-setting and the intersection between patent law and antitrust law, including a three-month antitrust trial before the Federal Trade Commission. He also has handled various trademark, trade secret, copyright and indemnity disputes.

Education

J.D., University of San Diego; B.A., Villanova University

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage)

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s patent litigation team is ‘an amazing group of exceptionally talented and hardworking lawyers.‘ The ‘great, dedicated and responsive‘ team has experience across the gamut of patent litigation, including matters in the district courts and the Federal Circuit, the PTAB and the ITC. Following the merger with Liner LLP on the West Coast in autumn 2017, the practice further bolstered its life sciences offering on the East Coast with the arrival of Michael Dougherty and Tony Pezzano in New York, both of whom joined from Hogan Lovells US LLP. Technology-related instructions remain a core focus for the group, with a major recent highlight including practice head Mark Fowler successfully defending Toshiba against Intellectual Ventures, averting infringement claims for ten patents covering semiconductor memory chips and consumer electronics. Clients also include Samsung Electronics, Nike and BASF. Other names to note are ‘outstanding strategist‘ John Guaragna in Austin, the ‘awesome‘ Steven Park in Atlanta, San Diego quartet Sean CunninghamErin GibsonRichard Mulloy and Stan PanikowskiStuart Pollack in New York, Carrie Williamson in Silicon Valley, Boston’s Larissa Bifano and Michael Strapp, and Paul Steadman and Matthew Satchwell in Chicago. Clayton Thompson and Jake Zolotorev joined in Silicon Valley from Feinberg Day LLP and Tamany Vinson Bentz joined the Los Angeles office from Venable LLP. Additionally, Eric Hagen arrived from McDermott Will & Emery LLPPatrick Park, also in Los Angeles, was promoted to of counsel, while former of counsel Vincent Crowley joined TiVo and John Garvey joined Noria Therapeutics. Lawrence McClure and Gerald Sekimura retired. Todd Paterson also left the firm.