John P. Corrado

Of Counsel

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Jack Corrado's primary practice field is intellectual property (IP) litigation. Although his IP trial experience includes patent, copyright and trade secret matters, Jack's trial experience is not limited to the realm of intellectual property; his practice also includes banking and lender liability, commercial torts, contracts, Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims, securities litigation and even first degree murder cases. Jack has handled matters as first chair involving telecommunications, false advertising, noncompetition agreements, government contracts and construction agreements. In every case, Jack's primary objective is to secure the quickest, most cost-effective and most advantageous results for his clients. That objective merges strongly with Jack's experience in the Eastern District of Virginia – known as the "Rocket Docket" because it has the fastest civil trial calendar in the federal court system. As a former president of the bar of that court and having tried numerous cases in the jurisdiction, Jack knows that experience in that court and knowledge of the speedy trial docket system are necessary conditions for effective practice.

Prior to his career as an attorney, Jack was a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Duke University, where he taught metaphysics, epistemology and ethics. His (unfinished) Ph.D. dissertation is on causation.

Select Experience

  • Involved in a design defect case against one of the country's foremost architects.
  • Involved in a copyright infringement case against a former leader of Congress and presidential candidate.
  • Involved in a noncompete case against a presidential candidate and entrepreneur.
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Experience

  • Involved in a design defect case against one of the country's foremost architects.
  • Involved in a copyright infringement case against a former leader of Congress and presidential candidate.
  • Involved in a noncompete case against a presidential candidate and entrepreneur.
  • Has tried trade secrets cases involving human genetics and copyright cases involving satellite tracking software.
  • Has defended a number of the country's largest and best-known electronics, telecommunications and banking companies against patent infringement.
  • Represented an international phone and computer manufacturer in a patent case in the Eastern District of Virginia, resulting in an early summary judgment of noninfringement for the client.
  • Has represented international communications companies in patent cases across the country, resulting in multiple walkaway dismissals.
  • Represented a communications carrier that was prevented by a competitor from using more than $700 million of fiber optic equipment purchased from the competitor. The case resulted in summary judgment for the client in Delaware Chancery Court.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • "Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2013:" Patents
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent
  • Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer" (2006, 2007, 2013 to 2017)
  • Washington SmartCEO Legal Elite: "Go-To Attorney" for Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation (2009)
  • Washington Business Journal "Top Commercial Litigator" (2004)
  • Washingtonian "Top Intellectual Property Lawyer" (2004)

Memberships

  • Pauline Newman Intellectual Property Inn of Court, Eastern District of Virginia: Founding Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter: Past President

Prior Positions

  • Morrison & Foerster: Head of Washington Litigation Department
  • George Mason University School of Law: Adjunct Professor (1991 to 1994)
  • Duke University: philosophy instructor (1975 to 1977)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Education

  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1980
  • M.A., Duke University, 1975
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1972