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John A. O'Brien

John A. O'Brien

Law Offices of John A. O'Brien, P.C.

Bridgehampton, NY, USA

Jack O'Brien founded the Law Offices of John A. O'Brien, P.C. in 2007. He brings to the firm over 40 years experience in complex electronics, digital processing, software, communications, information and imaging technologies, semiconductors, copiers, printers and other electrical equipment. He has tried patent cases, both jury and non-jury, in the Federal Courts, and has argued appeals in the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. O'Brien has been involved in all phases of international licensing and counseling, as well as in patent prosecution and patent interference proceedings in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to the founding of his firm, Jack O'Brien was a senior partner and member of the management committee of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper and Scinto, in New York City, where he practiced with the firm and its predecessors from 1967-2007. While at FCHS, he successfully represented Fortune 500 clients, including Canon, DuPont, Union Carbide, ITT and Magna Donnelly. Also while at FCHS, Jack O'Brien managed the filing and prosecution of United States patent applications of Canon, a company who is consistently on the USPTO annual list of the top 10 corporations obtaining United States patents. He began his career as a patent examiner in the electrical arts of the United States Patent Office (1963-67).

Mr. O'Brien has lectured on a wide variety of intellectual property issues for the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, the New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, the Practicing Law Institute and other groups. A list of Jack O'Brien's recent presentations and publications can be found at www.obrien-iplaw.com.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1967
B. Electrical Engineering, Villanova University, 1963

Bar Admissions
The State of New York, 1968; District of Columbia, 1968; the US Court of Appeals for the Federal, Second And Third Circuits; US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York; and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Professional Activities
American Bar Association; New York State and the District of Colombia Bar Associations; New York Intellectual Property Law Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association.


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