John C. Alemanni focuses his practice on trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and related appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His practice also includes client counseling, patent litigation and strategic patent prosecution. He provides creative, cost-effective solutions for his clients. He is the co-chair of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Patent Office Litigation team and has served as lead or back-up counsel on dozens of trials before the PTAB. He also manages the portfolios of both established and emerging companies. He focuses on hardware and software technologies, including mobile devices, bioinformatics and laboratory information management, as well as mechanical and electro mechanical devices, including aerospace components, medical devices and medical device simulations.

Before joining the firm, he owned and managed a computer consulting firm and web hosting company. He was an experienced programmer, database administrator, and systems integrator, having developed dozens of applications, including both client-server and web-enabled applications. He is also an avid amateur race car driver.

Mr. Alemanni has been recognized as an "IP Star" in 2017 and the four years immediately preceding by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. He was recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in 2018 for Patent Law.

Professional & Community Activities

Intellectual Property Owners Association, Post-Grant Committee, Member

PTAB Bar Association, Member

North Carolina Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section, Member, Past Chair of the Software and Electrical Engineering Committee and Past Chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee

Piedmont Opera Company, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Former Board Member

Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro, North Carolina, Former Board Member

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. (1996)
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, B.S., Management Information Systems (1990)
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina (1996)
  • District of Columbia (2016)

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2014)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina

Who We Are

What fully engaged means to me:

Understanding your client's technology and goals, working with the client to develop a strategy to meet those goals, and then doing everything possible to help the client execute the strategy.

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Experience Highlights

Firestar Software Inc. v. Red Hat, Inc., et al.
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of Red Hat, an open-source software company, in a patent infringement suit brought by Firestar related to more
Mark A. Barry, M.D. v. Medtronic, Inc.
As lead trial counsel to the inventor and patent owner, obtained a verdict of willful infringement and an award of $20.3 for past damages after a more
Inter partes review challenge for C&D Zodiac

Kilpatrick Townsend successfully instituted an inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,590,838, titled “Aircraft Interior more

Cyberfone Systems LLC (formerly LVL Patent Group, LLC) v. United Airlines, U.S. Airways, and Air Canada
Defending United Airlines, U.S. Airways and Air Canada in the District of Delaware. CyberFone Systems LLC filed multiple actions in District of more