John E. Nappi

John E. Nappi

Associate, Washington DC

John Nappi's practice focuses on patent litigation in Section 337 Investigations before the U.S. International Trade Commission and in U.S. district court. John also practices patent prosecution in a variety of scientific areas, including electrical, mechanical, and chemical applications. His experience also includes writing opinions on patent validity and infringement, as well as client-counseling on other intellectual property matters.

While attending law school, John was a staff member of the American University Law Review and a competing member of the Mock Trial Honor Society. He also worked on a variety of trademark, cyberlaw, patent, and copyright matters as a member of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic.

Prior to his legal career, John worked at Osram Sylvania as an engineer in manufacturing, research & development, and applications engineering roles primarily with LED lighting technologies.

Case Highlight
In re Certain Toner Cartridges and Components Thereof (337-TA-918)
USIC (2015)

John helped secure a General Exclusion Order for client Canon Inc. in the United States International Trade Commission. The General Exclusion Order ensures that cartridges infringing Canon Inc.’s patents on certain toner cartridge products will be prevented from entering the U.S. boarder by Customs and Border Patrol. Favorable settlements were also reached with all opposing parties involved in the ITC and related District Court proceedings.