John C. Stellabotte is a Member of the Firm and its Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Stellabotte is a registered patent attorney and has extensive experience litigating patent, copyright, trade secret, antitrust, contract, tort, trademark, false advertising, and information technology related matters in federal and state trial and appellate courts, including case preparation and strategy, fact and expert discovery, depositions, motion practice, Markman hearings, preliminary injunction hearings, bench and jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, appeals, and settlement negotiations.
Mr. Stellabotte’s practice also focuses on counseling clients in patent portfolio development. He has significant experience in patent prosecution and has experience in USPTO inter partes review and reexamination proceedings. He also has experience providing patent noninfringement and invalidity opinions.
Mr. Stellabotte has worked on matters involving a broad range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, consumer electronics, telecommunications products and services, smart phones, tablets, and mobile media technologies, data transmission, Internet, digital video compression standards, CDs and DVDs, mobile phones, the ATSC digital television standard, navigation and location-based services, pharmaceutical capsules, biotechnology, including immunoassays, home pregnancy and other diagnostic tests, and medical devices, financial services, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, and food products and processes.
Mr. Stellabotte handles transactional work, including intellectual property due diligence, intellectual property licensing, information technology agreements, and product distribution agreements. He has advised clients on nondisclosure agreements, intellectual property corporate policies, and intellectual property aspects of employment agreements.
Mr. Stellabotte also has significant experience litigating and advising on general commercial matters involving a wide range of subject matter, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, federal securities, antitrust, contract, tort, product liability, employment, environmental, insurance, bankruptcy, and federal habeas corpus (pro bono).
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Stellabotte was Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose LLP in the Patent, Intellectual Property, and Litigation Groups, where he practiced for 16 years. He was previously an Associate in the Litigation Group at Sullivan & Cromwell.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, where he was inducted into Tau Beta Pi (the Engineering National Honor Society). He received his Juris doctor degree from The George Washington University School of Law with High Honors, where he was an Associate Editor of The George Washington Law Review and a Member of the Moot Court Board. Mr. Stellabotte also has been active in bar associations and is a current Member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association Patent Litigation Committee.
He is admitted to practice in the United States Patent and Trademark Office, New York, New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.