John L. North


Intellectual Property

John North focuses his practice on patent litigation, as well as trade secret and trademark disputes.  A significant number of John’s patent cases have involved unfair competition claims, including PRE and Walker Process claims as well as patent misuse and Lanham Act claims.  John also has experience in other areas of complex litigation, including securities, professional liability and employment.  Many international corporations have relied on John to take the lead counsel role in major patent litigation, including a major telecommunications company, a major cable company, an electronics focused major entertainment company, some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical corporations and a cutting-edge minerals technology company.

Honors Membership Awards

AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

Georgia Super Lawyer: 2004-2014

Recognized by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Band 2 for Intellectual Property: 2004-2013

Named an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine: 2013

Recognized in Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners: 2012-2013

Recognized in the 2012 Top Rated Lawyers Annual Guide to Intellectual Property Law

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Intellectual Property and Patent Law: 2009-2014


J.D., cum laude, Emory Law School (1987)

B.A., magna cum laude, Duke University (1984)