John Thorne

John Thorne

Partner, Kellogg, Hansen Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C.

John Thorne represents innovators and individuals in commercial litigation including antitrust, patent, and copyright cases before federal courts at all levels, the USITC, the USPTO, the Copyright Royalty Board, ICANN’s Independent Review Process, and the competition agencies.  He specializes in law reform to promote innovation and competition.

Prior to joining Kellogg Hansen he was Verizon’s SVP and Deputy GC in charge of intellectual property, competition, and privacy.  Global Counsel Awards named his IP group one of the top five in the world in 2008 and 2010, and the world’s best in 2011.  Global Counsel Awards named him the world’s best corporate competition lawyer in 2009.