John V. Gorman works with a diverse group of clients, from global corporations to nonprofits, facing complex commercial disputes and intellectual property litigation. Representing plaintiffs and defendants, John handles all phases of litigation from inception through trial and post-trial appeals. He advises on commercial cases involving patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Clients turn to John for assistance with matters involving a wide range of subjects.
John’s cases have involved consumer and industrial products, medical devices, computers, mobile devices, industrial tools, lighting systems, academic standardization tests, wireless products, and automatic fire protection equipment.
John is the leader of the firm’s IP disputes practice, and also serves as the partner in charge of training for Morgan Lewis’s litigation practice.
Defended a major telecommunication and wireless equipment company in the District of Delaware against allegations that applications and direct carrier billing functionality infringed patents
Represented a prominent national university in actions in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Western District of Tennessee regarding alleged breaches of material transfer agreements and patent infringement relating to client's cancer treatment
Represented major international manufacturer of industrial cutting tools in multiple patent infringement actions in the Western District of Pennsylvania both as a plaintiff and defendant
Represented a manufacturer of fire protection products in numerous actions in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District of New York in connection with their enforcement and licensing of patent portfolios covering innovative fire protection technologies
Represented a major oil and gas company in connection with a contractual dispute with a major supplier in the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Brought copyright infringement action in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of non-profit organization that administers standardized tests against and obtained consent order against defendants
Represented a major manufacturer of liquid crystal displays in multiple patent infringement actions in the District of Delaware
Successfully enforced trademark rights of non-profit oncology care organization through action in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Represented a pharmaceutical company in international arbitration proceedings involving inventorship and ownership of patent applications for methods of treating Alzheimer's disease
Represented a manufacturer of lighting systems in a case in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania involving alleged infringement of patents covering lighting control panel technologies.
Obtained a voluntary dismissal and covenant not to sue in the Middle District of Florida on behalf of a medical device manufacturer in a patent infringement case brought by a competitor.
Represented a marketing solutions business in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in a patent infringement case involving consumer profiling and targeted marketing systems.
Recovered millions of dollars on behalf of a global technology company in an international arbitration and federal court litigation in the Northern District of California concerning unpaid royalties owed by a Japanese software manufacturer.
Defended a medical device manufacturer in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in connection with allegations that a competitor infringed a patent covering a bone fixation device.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1997, J.D., Cum Laude
Villanova University, 1994, B.A., Magna Cum Laude
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Intellectual Property, Law360 (2019)
Member, Litigation Department of the Year–Intellectual Property, The American Lawyer (2019)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), The Legal 500 US (2019)
Associate Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review