Year Joined Firm: 2014
- Columbia University (M.A.)
- Temple University Beasley School of Law (LL.M.)
- Polytechnic University (M.S.C.S.)
- St. John’s University School of Law (J.D.)
- Polytechnic University (B.S.E.)
One of the most highly respected intellectual property litigators in New York, John DiMatteo regularly tries patent matters before federal courts and the International Trade Commission. As a registered patent attorney, he also handles Inter Partes Reviews (IPRs) and related complex U.S. Patent Office proceedings. In addition, John is very experienced in copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation.
Before joining Holwell Shuster & Goldberg in 2014, John served as Chair of the Intellectual Property Department at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York and was a member of Willkie’s Litigation Department. He is consistently recognized as a leading intellectual property attorney by authorities including Chambers USA (2013), calling him “an extremely able and impressive trial lawyer” and a “skilled strategist able to connect with juries because he’s down to earth,” as well as a “technical genius who impresses with his sharp mind, quick strategic thinking and ability to solve problems effectively.” He was also named to the 2012 BTI Client Service All-Star Team, an elite group of attorneys recognized by leading corporate counsel for delivering superior client service, and has been recognized as a top litigator by Benchmark Litigation (2013-2014 and 2017) and New York Super Lawyers (2006-2017). John was named to The National Law Journal’s 2017 list of Intellectual Property Trailblazers, which recognized only 50 individuals nationwide.
John has represented clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Bloomberg L.P., Philips Electronics, Cox Communications, NXP Semiconductors, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as lead trial counsel in high-value patent litigation on a wide variety of subject matter, including Near Field Communication (NFC), short hairpin RNA to attenuate gene expression, cardiac stents and catheters, high speed data compression, voice-over-IP, and cell phone roaming technology. With two engineering degrees from Polytechnic University and a master’s in biotechnology at Columbia University, John is known for his ability to absorb the most complex technology and relate it to judges and juries.
John is a registered professional engineer in the State of New York and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Chemical Society.
Last Updated 14th August 2017