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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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
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
Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd. v. Celgard, LLC

Represented Patent Owner in Inter Partes Review. Dispute favorably settled and dismissed prior to deadline to file a Preliminary more

Google Inc. v. Summit 6 LLC
Served as lead counsel and prevailed on behalf of Petitioner Google Inc. in two inter partes reviews challenging the validity of patents more