Law School/Year: Stanford Law School, Order of the Coif, 1991
College/Year: Rice University, B.A., Economics, Philosophy, summa cum laude, 1988
California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Intellectual Property Litigation
Worked on patent infringement litigation for: Covad against Bell Atlantic (DSL, E.D. Va.) (win); ATI against Cirrus (video cards, ITC and N.D. Cal.) (win); Derwent against SmartPatents (user interface, N.D. Cal.) (favorable settlement); Rollerblade against Brosnan (in-line skates, N.D. Cal.) (favorable settlement); Samsung against Fujitsu (SDRAMs, D. Del.); Adobe against Quantel (computer graphics, D. Del.) (win);ESS against Yamaha (computer sound, C.D. Cal.) (win); Centigram against VMX & Dytel (automated attendant, N.D. Cal.); PictureTel against Datapoint (videoconferencing, N.D. Tex.); Interactive Network against NTN (interactive television, N.D. Cal.); Cypress Semiconductor against Advanced Micro Devices (programmable logic devices, N.D. Cal.); Sega against Magnavox (video games, N.D. Cal.).
John Thornburgh is a principal in the Southern California office of Fish & Richardson P.C. His practice emphasizes intellectual property/technology litigation including patent, trade secret, copyright, and contract matters. Thornburgh spent one year at the French/European intellectual property office, Cabinet Hirsch. Thornburgh has significant experience managing cases, serving as primary client contact, conducting direct and cross examinations before judge and jury, seeking and opposing TROs/preliminary injunctions, seeking and opposing summary judgment, arguing frequently in court, taking and defending numerous depositions (including inventors and experts), participating in ADR, negotiating and drafting settlement agreements and licenses, handling appeals (including Federal Circuit), and drafting opinions; forums include N.D. Cal., ITC, Del., E.D. Va., and Cal. Sup. Ct. He is also familiar with European litigation and IP. John was named a 2010 and 2009 San Diego Super Lawyer by his peers. In 2006, he was voted as one of the "Top Attorneys" in Intellectual Property Litigation in survey conducted by the The Daily Transcript. He is listed in the 2010 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition.