Washington, D.C., July 24, 2023… John L. North, one of the nation’s top Intellectual Property litigators, has joined Cherian LLP. North focuses his practice on a range of complex litigation matters including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition matters.

“We are so pleased to welcome John to our firm,” said Sunny Cherian, founder of Cherian LLP. “We’ve known or worked alongside John for more than 20 years and appreciate his skills, his deft approach with clients, and his record of success for them.”

North has litigated for both plaintiffs and defendants. Representative examples of his work include settlement recoveries of more than $200 million for an international media company, as well representing a billion-dollar communications company, one of the world’s premier BIOS companies, and several pharmaceutical companies.

North has effectively litigated cases in courts across the United States and been involved in complex matters for clients throughout the world including Australia, Taiwan and throughout Western Europe. He has been recognized by Chambers USA, IAM Patent 1000, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and others.

“Cherian LLP’s goal has been to be one of the top trial firms in the country handling patent, intellectual property, and other complex, mission-critical cases for our clients, and John’s decision to join us, with his impressive skill set and track record as a go-to lead trial counsel in these areas, helps cement the firm’s ability to meet that goal,” noted Robert Harkins, Cherian LLP’s Managing Partner.

North is a prolific writer and speaker on a variety of intellectual property law topics, has served as Special Master to the District Court in two patent cases, and was an expert on patent misuse and attorney’s fees. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Emory University School of Law.

“I know the lawyers at Cherian LLP and have observed them throughout their careers. They are excellent lawyers, well respected and thorough in their approach and I look forward to working with them,” North said.

North joins the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Cherian LLP was formed in 2015 by a team of AmLaw 100 lawyers to create a team of top Intellectual Property (IP) lawyers focused on providing the best representation for domestic and international clients in patent, IP, competitive and commercial disputes and helping clients protect, enforce, and monetize their IP holdings within the United States. With offices in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Texas and Berkeley, California, Cherian LLP has established itself as a go-to litigation firm with an impressive client roster ranging from international household names to start-ups.