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John P. Padro is an associate in the Competition Group. His practice focuses on patent litigation where he represents high-profile technology companies. He has also represented clients in the areas of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Mr. Padro has also worked on transactional matters including due diligence and licensing related to intellectual property rights and the evaluation of intellectual property portfolios.
Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Padro counseled WiPower, Inc. where he advised the company in developing and commercializing a proprietary wireless power system. There he identified strategic areas for patenting, directed the prosecution of WiPower's patents, negotiated agreements with partners and customers including licensing the company's intellectual property portfolio as well as joint development agreements. Mr. Padro also advised WiPower in its sale to Qualcomm, coordinating due diligence and the intellectual property related matters of the transaction.
His recent patent litigation experience includes representative matters for Google Inc., Nest Labs and UCB before courts in the Southern District of New York, District of Delaware, Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of Illinois and the Western District of Washington as well as the Federal Circuit.
Representation of Google in a patent infringement matter filed in the US District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan), by Wireless Ink Corporation We obtained summary judgment of noninfringement as to all claims, which was affirmed on appeal. (Wireless Ink Corp. v. Facebook Inc., 10-cv-1841, 11-cv-1841).
Representation of Google in a high-profile patent infringement matter filed by Interval Licensing LLC, in the US District Court of the Western District of Washington against major Internet search and e-commerce companies alleging that they have infringed on four patents held by Interval Licensing. (Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo!, and YouTube, 10-cv-1385).
Representation of Google in a patent infringement matter filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware by British Telecommunications. British Telecom alleged that Google infringed six patents through its offering of various location-based and content-access features in many of Google's mobile and desktop products. (British Telecommunications plc v. Google Inc., 11-cv-1249).
Representation of Nest Labs in a patent infringement matter filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois by BRK Brands. BRK alleged that Nest infringed six patents through its offering of the Nest Protect, a combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector. We obtained summary judgment of noninfringement. (BRK Brands Inc. v. Nest Labs, Inc., 13-cv-7900).
Federal Circuit Opens Door to New Defense to Inducing Infringement, White & Case Client Alert, July 2013, (co-author with Kevin X. McGann and Warren S. Heit)
CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. Further Muddies §101 Patent Eligibility, White & Case Client Alert, May 2013, (co-author with Kevin X. McGann and Warren S. Heit)