John M. DiMatteo Named an Intellectual Property Trailblazer by The National Law Journal
New York–Holwell Shuster & Goldberg is pleased to announce that John M. DiMatteo, partner and head of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, has been named to The National Law Journal’s list of Intellectual Property Trailblazers. This prestigious list recognizes those who have truly “raised the bar” in intellectual property law in areas including copyright, patents, trademarks, and licensing. John is one of only 50 individuals honored nationwide.
Over the course of a career in which he has led the IP practices of two elite law firms, John has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies as lead trial counsel in high-value patent litigation before both federal courts and the International Trade Commission. Among other matters, he argued the seminal case of Hyatt v. Boone—determining IP rights to the microprocessor, the foundation of the personal computing industry as well as virtually all modern appliances—and also represented Johnson & Johnson just as the company’s expandable stent was revolutionizing medicine. After securing one settlement from an infringer, John recommended that his client pursue a high-risk, high-reward strategy of getting its patent reissued. It did, and with the strengthened patent earned recoveries in the billions of dollars against Medtronic and others. Most recently, John obtained the reversal of a trial judgment against auto parts manufacturer Hilite International in a successful post-trial appeal in the Federal Circuit on the grounds that the patent at issue was invalid.
John was recently named a leading intellectual property lawyer by Chambers USA and a Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.
His feature in The National Law Journal is available here.