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John M. Paolino
Patent Attorney​
(203) 253-9321

John Paolino's practice ranges from patent preparation and prosecution to patent, trade secret, and trademark litigation. John also has extensive experience with negotiating and drafting agreements and the conduct of complex IP due diligence. With a professional background that includes private practice and work as in-house counsel for healthcare companies such as Bayer, Johnson & Johnson and, most recently, as lead IP Counsel at Orthofix International, NV, John brings a multilayered perspective to adding value to his clients. He understands the challenges faced by corporate clients and the role intellectual property can play in meeting those challenges. John has implemented efficient and effective processes and strategies that help companies obtain and protect their intellectual property and realize value from it.

Select Experience

  • Performed counseling and opinion work in support of multimillion-dollar mergers, acquisitions, and major product launches.

  • Performed patent preparation and prosecution in a wide range of technologies in both private and in-house practice.

  • Engaged in trademark prosecution and litigation in both private and in-house practice.

  • Created and implemented intellectual property programs and strategies that resulted in the increase in amount and value of IP assets.

Prior Positions
  • BakerHostetler: Counsel (2014 to 2017)
  • Orthofix International: Chief IP Law Counsel (2007 to 2014)
  • Johnson & Johnson: Senior Patent Counsel (2004 to 2007)
  • Bayer: Diagnostic Division Patent Counsel (1999 to 2004)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, Registration Number 40,340
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center), 1995
  • A.B., Engineering (Mechanical), Lafayette College, 1992
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