John Moran is a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and a member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. His extensive experience includes litigating patent, trademark and trade secret cases for clients ranging from local companies to large multi-national corporations. He represents many clients in Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission. Mr. Moran also analyzes and renders numerous legal opinions on patent portfolios in preparation for patent acquisition, licensing and litigation. Mr. Moran's experiences have led him to be called upon to testify as an expert witness on patent issues.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Moran worked as an engineer for six years in the fields of semiconductor design, microprocessor systems software, microprocessor-controlled products and telecommunications. His engineering career included four years with RCA at its solid state division and at its David Sarnoff Research Center.
Since beginning his legal career in 1981, Mr. Moran has prosecuted or directly supervised the prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in many different technologies, including telecommunications systems and equipment, robotics, e-commerce systems and methods, pharmaceuticals, nuclear reactor instrumentation, semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes, and medical devices.