John C. Alemanni concentrates his practice in intellectual property law, with a primary focus on client counseling, patent litigation, strategic patent prosecution, and contentious inter and ex parte post-grant and reissue work.  He provides creative, cost-effective solutions for his clients — including patent portfolio design as well as employing strategic inter partes review (IPR/PGR/CBM) and ex parte reexamination tactics as well as litigation.

Mr. Alemanni is the co-chair of Kilpatrick Townsend’s Patent Office Litigation team. He manages the portfolios of both established and emerging companies. He is a registered patent attorney and focuses on hardware and software technologies, including mobile devices, operating system and applications software, computer peripheral devices and control methods, haptics, network security, bioinformatics and laboratory information management, medical device simulation and haptic feedback, e-commerce, and telecommunications.

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 a 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.

Professional & Community Activities

Intellectual Property Owners Association, Software and Business Methods Committee, 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, Board Member

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


  • 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)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2014)
  • 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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John C. Alemanni

Experience Highlights

Patent litigation for major bank and international airline
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of a major North American bank and an international airline in a patent infringement suit in the Eastern more
Patent litigation for open-source software company
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of an open-source software company in a patent infringement suit brought by competitor related to more
Medtronic, Inc. v. Mark A. Barry
Represented Dr. Mark A. Barry in a series of inter partes reviews relating to Dr. Barry’s patents directed to a unique surgical instrument more
Motorola Mobility v. Intellectual Ventures
We successfully instituted five IPRs against Intellectual Ventures on behalf of Motorola Mobility. Three of these patents related to sending URLs in more