John B. Sganga, Jr. is a partner in the Orange County office of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, where his practice focuses on litigating patent, trademark, trade secret, and licensing disputes. Mr. Sganga has been litigating IP cases for 30 years, and is chair of the firm’s litigation practice group. He has handled bench and jury trials, arbitrations, proceedings before the United States International Trade Commission, proceedings before the TTAB and PTAB, and appeals. His litigation experience relates to a wide variety of technologies and industries including software, computers, telecommunications, video games, medical and dental devices, construction products, watercraft, engine technology, semiconductor processing equipment, and beverages.
Mr. Sganga has been published and has lectured extensively on intellectual property litigation issues. He currently is an adjunct professor at the Chapman University School of Law, teaching a course in patent litigation. He co-authors the Thomson Reuters treatise, “Pre-Litigation Patent Enforcement.” Mr. Sganga’s article “Direct Molding Statutes: Potent Weapons, But Are They Constitutional?” was published in the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, for which he was given the Rossman Award by the Patent and Trademark Office Society. Mr. Sganga has lectured on Intellectual Property Law issues for CEB, PLI, IPO, ACC-SoCal and various bar associations.