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DLA Piper LLP (US)

401 B STREET, SUITE 1700, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101-4297, USA
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John Allcock

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Patent Litigation

Position

Partner, Global Co-Chair and US Chair of DLA Piper's Intellectual Property and Technology Group

Career

John Allcock is Global Co-Chair and US Chair of DLA Piper's Intellectual Property and Technology Group. Under his leadership, the patent litigation group has handled more than 250 cases over the past seven years, and has achieved 28 out of 35 patent trial wins since 2002 (District Courts and the ITC). John has been lead trial counsel in more than 70 cases tried to juries, including 40 patent litigation trials, with favorable verdicts in over 80 percent of the cases.

Member

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); ABA Sections on Civil Litigation and Patent, Copyright and Trademark; Intellectual Property Section, California State Bar; American Intellectual Property Law Association

Education

JD, Harvard Law School; AB, Boston College


United States: Intellectual property

Patent litigation: full coverage

Within: Patent litigation: full coverage

DLA Piper LLP (US) visibly strengthened its expertise in the media, sports and entertainment sectors through the merger with Los Angeles boutique Liner LLP and in 2017, was increasingly busy in the electronics, semiconductor, software and life sciences sectors. A recent success was the victory secured for Toshiba in infringement litigation filed by Intellectual Ventures, involving patents on semiconductor memory chips and consumer electronics products. The practice’s experience in the automotive sector showed when defending Mazda, Subaru, Volvo and Robert Bosch against an infringement suit filed by Blitzsafe. Other clients include Samsung, Nike and Lululemon. US litigation practice head Mark Fowler in Silicon Valley, global Intellectual Property and Technology chair John Allcock in San Diego, and the Chicago-based Paul Steadman and Matthew Satchwell are the main contacts. The ‘responsive, reliable and knowledgeable’ Steven Park is based in Atlanta. In Los Angeles, Douglas Emhoff joined from Venable LLP and Jeremy Elman left for Dorsey & Whitney LLP. In July 2018, the former head of McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s trade secrets practice, Eric Hagen, joined the firm’s Los Angeles office.

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