John D. Carlin

John D. Carlin


Partner, New York

John Carlin chairs the firm’s Financial Services Industry Practice Group.

For the past 20 years, he has been active in all aspects of the firm's patent practice, focusing primarily on litigation, licensing and technology transfers, IP due diligence investigations and client counseling.

He has litigated cases, negotiated agreements and counseled clients on matters involving a wide range of technologies including computer software and hardware, electronic transaction processing, medical records management, semiconductor devices, telephony and signal processing, switching systems, network architecture and security, flat panel displays, medical devices, organ care and transport, polymer chemistry, and various pharmaceutical chemistries, formulations and manufacturing processes.

Representative Matters
  • Adams Respiratory against Mutual Pharmaceuticals on patents relating to Adams' highly successful Mucinex® product.
  • Otsuka Pharmaceuticals against Teva Pharmaceuticals, Barr Laboratories, Apotex, Sandoz, and Sun Pharmaceuticals on patents relating to Otsuka’s Abilify® anti-psychotic product.
  • Sirona Dental Systems against Danaher on patents relating to CMOS image sensors.
  • Merck against Apotex on patents relating to Merck’s Cosopt® product used to treat ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma.
  • Warner Chilcott against Barr Laboratories and Watson Pharmaceuticals on patents relating to Warner Chilcott’s Femcon® Fe chewable oral contraceptive.
  • IBM against Fair Isaac on claims of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and copyright infringement in connection with IBM’s launch of its next generation business process management software.
  • IBM against Sky Technologies in defending IBM against charges of patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, conversion and unjust enrichment in connection with IBM’s WebSphere® Commerce software products.
  • AstraZeneca against Andrx, Genpharm, Dr. Reddy and Schwartz Pharma on patents relating to omeprazole and its formulations.
  • Donnelly against Gentex on patents relating to electrochromic rearview mirrors and associated electronics.
  • Combe against Brandwynne in defending against charges of misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, trademark infringement, false designation of origin, breach of express and implied contracts, and fraud.
  • Intelidata against Portel Data Services in defending against a charge of patent infringement in connection with Intelidata’s desktop telephones.
  • Mars against Hershey Foods in defending Mars from accusations of trade dress infringement and dilution concerning the color orange as used for candy packaging.
  • Canon against Solarex in defending against a charge of infringement relating to solar panels.
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