John Battaglia is an accomplished intellectual property first-chair trial lawyer and a former Deputy Associate Attorney General of the United States, a position to which he was appointed by President George W. Bush. John has tried numerous cases to verdict.
John remains a recognized authority on jury trial strategy and presentation. John was selected and has served for more than a decade as a faculty member at the University of Virginia Law School’s Trial Advocacy College, as well as faculty at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). John was named an "IP Star" in the most recent Managing IP magazine IP World Handbook and Survey. John was also selected for inclusion in the most recent edition of the Expert Guides: World's Leading Litigation and Product Liability Lawyers.
John is also an accomplished appellate advocate. His wins include cases in the United States Courts of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, as well as the Second, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits. John argued Papst Licensing v. Fuji Film, the Federal Circuit's first application of the Supreme Court's decision in Teva v. Sandoz.
John clerked for the Honorable Paul R. Michel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Honorable William T. Prince of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. John also served as a trial lawyer and federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, where he was selected for the DOJ's prestigious and highly selective Honors Program.
John serves as a member of Law360's Intellectual Property Editorial Board.
John was formerly a Partner with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner in Washington, DC.
John has been recognized repeatedly for success in the courtroom. Some of his accolades include:
- The Expert Guides: "World’s Leading Litigation and Product Liability Lawyers"
- Managing IP: "IP Star"
- Super Lawyers
Boston College Law School
J.D., cum laude, 1997
B.A., cum laude, 1992
District of Columbia
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia