John P. Iwanicki

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Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.


John P. Iwanicki is a registered patent attorney with 25+ years of experience analyzing intricate legal issues from a cutting edge perspective in procuring and enforcing intellectual property rights in the chemical, life sciences and biotechnology industries. Start-ups and established companies alike rely on John to understand their business objectives when designing strategies to achieve market exclusivity and freedom to operate.

John is the rare combination of a patent litigator and patent prosecutor. Possessing both skill sets, John brings a perspective unique in the industry to obtaining and enforcing patents. John works hand-in-hand with clients to develop and manage pragmatic patent portfolios and to advise clients on the patent portfolios of others when making licensing or investment decisions. Recognizing that a patent can be both a sword and a shield, John has both enforced patents and defended allegations of patent infringement in federal court.

A conference organizer and presenter in China, John has lectured to Chinese scientists, business executives, representatives of SIPO and students in Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai on issues of United States patent law practice and procedure. John is also a member of the American Chemical Society.

John has been recognized as a LMG Life Sciences Star for 2012-2016, and a New England/Massachusetts Super Lawyer for 2004-2016. He has also been listed as an Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000 “World’s Leading Practitioner” and Managing Intellectual Property “IP Star” for 2013-2017.

John practices in the Boston office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

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