John Land2019-06-10T06:47:53+00:00

John Land has over 40 years of experience in intellectual property law, and is expert in providing counseling and services designed to obtain, protect, and monetize intellectual property rights. He is also expert in pre-litigation opinions, and in licensing of software, technology, and intellectual property. Mr. Land has represented technology-based entities from startups to Fortune 100 corporations. While each level of enterprise has its own challenges, he particular enjoys working with young companies in a wide variety of technology fields.

Practice Specialties

Licensing, settlements, and other intellectual property transactional matters

Infringement, validity, patentability, and right-to-use opinions

Patent preparation, prosecution, and counseling in the fields of:

Telecommunications – including long-range and short-range wireless communications systems, xDSL, switching, large network systems, and set-top boxes

Electronics – including analog and digital devices and circuitry, integrated circuit design and fabrication, microprocessor design, modems, network systems, computer peripheral control circuits, and supercomputer architectures

Software – including software control programs, business applications, operating system features, object-oriented programming, signal processing, telecommunications and modem protocols, and data compression

Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical – including disk drives, LCD panels and lighting systems, printer mechanisms, and pressure sensors

Bio-Medical Devices – including medical devices and instruments, implants, joint replacements, and surgical tools

Programming – programmed in Fortran and SPSS at Caltech for 2 years as a research assistant, 12+ years overall experience in programming


Mr. Land brings 40+ years of broad experience to the Firm regarding patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, and unfair competition matters, and in technology and intellectual property licensing. Trained early on in intellectual property litigation, Mr. Land has taken or defended hundreds of depositions in a wide variety of intellectual property litigation and ITC actions. Mr. Land now focuses on perfecting rights in intellectual property and protecting and monetizing those rights. In the course of his practice, Mr. Land has personally prepared over 250 U.S. patent applications and written over 200 patentability opinions and over 100 opinions on the issues of patent validity and/or infringement. In addition, Mr. Land has negotiated and prepared hundreds of licenses for software, electronics, and biotechnology clients, and has often lectured on intellectual property topics.

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1979)

California State Bar (1978)

Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern & Southern Districts of California


JD degree (top 15%) from the University of Southern California (1978)

BS degree with Honors from the California Institute of Technology (1975)


Co-author of Patent Damages Law and Practice, first published in 1999 by West Publishing Company, updated annually

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association

California Bar Association

Past Chair of the Law and Technology Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association