John Lord is a registered patent attorney. His practice focuses on intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, as well as trade secret misappropriation and false advertising. His expertise also extends to transactional matters, including patent due diligence for litigation funding companies, and other diligence and counseling in a variety of intellectual property matters. He has successfully represented small and large companies, research institutions, and individuals, both as patent owners and accused infringers. As an example, he represented a research institution in a five year patent infringement case that resulted in royalty payments in the hundreds of millions of dollars. He has also achieved a number of favorable settlements and outcomes on the defense side for his clients. He has experience in a wide variety of venues throughout the country, including successfully arguing before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has been recognized on multiple occasions as an Intellectual Property “Super Lawyer” by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine.
Mr. Lord’s clients value his ability to understand a broad range of technologies, his thorough preparation at every stage in the case, and his litigation strategy and positioning.
Prior to joining Skiermont Derby, Mr. Lord practiced intellectual property litigation at Townsend and Townsend and Crew (now Kilpatrick Townsend) in Palo Alto, CA, at Capshaw DeRieux in the Eastern District of Texas, and at One LLP, a California based boutique firm. In law school, Mr. Lord served as a judicial extern with the Honorable Florence Marie Cooper of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Mr. Lord currently serves on the Board of Directors of Once Upon A Room, a non-profit reimagining the hospital rooms of children with a variety of illnesses.
MyPort, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics America, et al
Representing MyPort in a patent infringement action and related inter partes review proceeding involving network interface devices.
Sequoia Technology LLC v. Hewlett Packard Enterprises, et al.
Representing Sequoia in a patent infringement action and related inter partes review proceeding involving logical volume manager technology.
Soteria Encryption, LLC v. Apricorn, Inc., et al.
Represented Soteria in patent infringement action involving encrypted mass storage devices.
Cooper Lighting, LLC v. Cordelia Lighting, et al.
Represented defendants in patent infringement action and related inter partes review proceeding involving LED lighting technology.
NCR Corporation v. Documotion Research, Inc.
Represented Documotion Research in patent infringement action involving columnar adhesive linerless label rolls.
Biocell Technology LLC v. Arthro-7, Inc. et al.
Represented all defendants in patent infringement and false advertising action involving dietary nutritional supplements.
Peter Wolf v. Capstone Photography, Inc.
Represented Capstone Photography in patent infringement action involving method for providing event photographs.
Agranat IP Licensing v. Hewlett Packard Co.
Represented Agranat in patent infringement action involving embedded web server systems.
Forterra Systems, Inc. v. Avatar Factory Corp., et al.
Represented Forterra Systems in patent infringement action involving 3-D virtual world technology.
CSIRO v. Intel, et al.
Represented CSIRO, the national science agency of the Australian government, in patent infringement action involving wireless communications technology in 802.11 a, g, and n standards.
CSIRO v. Broadcom, et al.
Represented CSIRO in separate patent infringement action involving wireless communications technology in 802.11 a, g, and n standards.
Hynix Semiconductor Inc., et al. v. Rambus Inc.
Represented Hynix in patent infringement and unfair competition action involving DRAM memory.
Ormco Corporation v. Align Technology Inc.
Represented Align Technology in patent infringement action involving orthodontic appliances.
Kovio, Inc. v. Nanogram, et al.
Represented employee of defendant NanoGram in trade secret misappropriation case involving high technology silicon materials.
KAI U.S.A., Ltd. v. Buck Knives, Inc.
Represented Buck Knives in patent infringement action involving spring-assisted folding knives.
Hamburger Habit v. The Habit Restaurants, et al.
Represented The Habit Restaurants in trademark litigation.
Catholic Charities CYO v. Caritas Creek
Represented Caritas Creek pro bono in trademark litigation.
Speaking Engagements, Presentations and Publications
Co-author, “Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Inter Partes Review Process” Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine, July/August 2016
Port of Los Angeles Advanced Trade Connect Program, Protecting Intellectual Property, May 19, 2016
IP Litigation Seminar, LA Law Library, April 16, 2014
LAIPLA Road Show, Loyola Law School, September 26, 2013
633 West Fifth Street, Suite 5800
Los Angeles, California 90071
University of Southern California 1998
B.S. Mathematics; Concentration Physics
J.D. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles 2001
Dean’s Honor List
American Jurisprudence Award
Senior Articles Editor – International and Comparative Law Review
United States Patent and Trademark Office
State Bar of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Courts for the Central and Northern District of California