John C. Gatz

Nixon Peabody

Practice Area: Patent, Litigation

    All Star


    “John knows our business well.”
    “He has deep analytical and communications skills.”


    "My approach to serving clients is to understand their businesses and identify the legal solutions which help them to best achieve success. I am in constant contact with my clients to discuss their goals and objectives, and remain steadfast in my commitment to proactively meet their needs."

    – John C. Gatz


    John Gatz is a patent attorney who concentrates his practice on patent prosecution, patent counseling and patent litigation. John has extensive experience in the life sciences and manufacturing industries.

    What do you focus on?

    Patent Prosecution/Counseling
    I prosecute patents and counsel clients in a number of mechanical- and chemical-related technologies including: biomechanical devices, chemical products and processes, sensor-dispensing instruments, analyte meters, test sensors, non-invasive processes, surgical and medical products, lancing devices, closure and closure systems, coin- and currency- processing machines, stretch-film products and processes, epoxy compositions, coatings, foam products and processes, gaming devices, herbicides, silicon-based compositions and methods, window-cleaning apparatuses, packaging devices, and optical devices.

    Patent Litigation/Other Experiences
    My patent litigation experience includes drafting motions and pretrial documents; arguing motions, including Markman; taking and defending depositions; and all other facets of discovery. I’ve handled cases in a variety of federal district courts and I’ve handled various proceedings before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. I have prepared and filed IPR petitions. I also have experience drafting and negotiating license agreements and trademark prosecution.

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