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 manages the portfolios of both established and emerging companies. He is a registered patent attorney and focusses 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.

Mr. Alemanni has been recognized as a 2013 and 2014 "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

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)

Admissions

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

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.

1001 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC, 27101-2400
USA
t +1 336.607.7311
f +1 336.734.2621
Suite 1400, 4208 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC, 27609
USA
t +1 919.420.1724

John C. Alemanni

Experience Highlights

Patent prosecution and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated
Provides patent procurement and counseling services to Adobe Systems Incorporated, one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the more
Softview LLC v. AT&T Mobility LLC
Defending AT&T Mobility in the District of Delaware. Softview filed an action alleging that AT&T Mobility, along with numerous wireless more
Patent litigation for broadband communications technology developer
The firm served as lead counsel on behalf of broadband communications technology developer in a patent infringement suit involving broadcast delivery 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