John V. Gorman is the managing partner of the firm’s Wilmington office, a leader of the firm’s global intellectual property (IP) disputes practice, and the leader of the firm’s Philadelphia and Wilmington IP practice groups. With more than 20 years of litigation experience, John’s practice focuses on complex commercial and IP disputes. He counsels a diverse group of clients, from global corporations to nonprofits, and represents both plaintiffs and defendants on high-stakes patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States. John handles all phases of litigation from inception through trial and post-trial appeals.
John has litigated dozens of patent infringement and commercial disputes. He represents clients across a broad range of industries and technologies, including consumer and industrial products, medical devices, computers, printers, software, gaming, mobile devices, industrial tools, lighting systems, academic standardization tests, wireless products, and automatic fire protection equipment.
John is active in the firm’s pro bono practice focusing on asylum and citizenship issues.
Recognized, “Best of the Bar,” Philadelphia Business Journal (2020)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Patents: litigation (full coverage), The Legal 500 US (2021, 2022)
Recommended, Intellectual property: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings), The Legal 500 US (2019)
Member, Federal Bar Association, Delaware Chapter
Member, Delaware State Bar Association
Associate Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review