Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

John 
     Cook

John Cook

Partner

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Syracuse Office

Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

A former federal court law clerk, John primarily concentrates his practice on complex intellectual property litigation, counseling and representing clients ranging from multinational corporations to small businesses across a wide range of industries. He also regularly serves as local counsel and co-counsel in cases pending in the Northern District of New York and other venues located in New York.

John prosecutes the claims of and defends claims asserted against his clients in patent- and trademark-infringement cases. He has valuable trial and appellate experience in courts across the country as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums.

In addition to his own practice, John is the firm’s Technology Committee chair, working to identify and evaluate new technologies that improve the traditional practice of law.

Representative Experience

  • Defended a multinational consumer-goods company in a patent infringement action that was resolved favorably following summary judgment of no willful infringement.
  • Represented a health care provider in a trademark-infringement action that was resolved favorably prior to trial.
  • Served as trial counsel in a patent-infringement action that resulted in a favorable jury verdict of willful infringement and a $62 million judgment for a global manufacturer of telecommunication products.
  • Defended a footwear manufacturer and retailer in a trademark-infringement action that was resolved favorably prior to trial.
  • Represented a leading manufacturer in multiple patent-infringement actions that were resolved favorably prior to trial.
  • Served as trial counsel in a patent-infringement action that resulted in a favorable jury verdict of non-infringement for a global agricultural-products company and its affiliates.
  • Represented a manufacturer of medical devices in a patent-infringement action that was resolved favorably following summary judgment of no literal infringement.
  • Served as trial counsel in a trade-dress infringement action that resulted in a favorable jury verdict of non-infringement for a specialty paper-products manufacturer.
  • Defended a multinational consumer-goods company and its related entities in a patent-infringement action that was resolved favorably prior to trial.
  • Represented a global manufacturer of telecommunication products in a patent infringement action against 22 defendants that was resolved favorably prior to trial.
  • Represented a global manufacturer of telecommunication products in connection with US Customs and Border Protection efforts to enforce general-exclusion orders and a limited-exclusion order issued by the US International Trade Commission.
  • Represented multinational automobile manufacturers in trademark and trade-dress infringement and dilution action that was resolved favorably prior to trial.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
  • LeMoyne College, B.S.

Admitted To Practice

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, Local Rules Committee
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court
  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York, Local Rules Committee

Civic Activities

  • Le Moyne College Alumni Association Board, President
  • Onondaga County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Volunteer Attorney

Speaking & Publications

  • Intellectual Property and Innovation American Inn of Court, “A Modern-Day Markman Hearing Concerning the Classic Wright Brothers' Patent”
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association,“Back to Basics: A Discussion About Procedural Issues at the Early Stages of Civil and Criminal Cases” CLE
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, “Discovery: The Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices”
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, “Federal Practice 101”
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association, “Technology and Modern Civil Litigation: Electronic Discovery and the Effective Use of Courtroom Technology”

Honors

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: Intellectual Property Litigation and Commercial Litigation, 2015-2018
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Intellectual Property, 2013

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • US District Court for the Northern District of New York to Senior US District Judge Howard Munson, Law Clerk

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