Partner – Litigation Practice Chair

John Skeriotis

John Skeriotis

John is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

John focuses his practice on the litigation and prosecution of all areas of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright and Internet law. John also has extensive experience in all other areas of intellectual property including licensing, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.

John has represented clients in federal courts all over the country in intellectual property disputes.  John has litigated patent, copyright and trademark infringement cases along with licensing disputes.  John has extensive experience in representing clients in reexaminations in the United States Patent and Trademark Office including Ex Parte Reexaminations and Inter Partes Reviews.

John’s track record of success in litigation is unparalleled.  John handles all cases himself along with a competent team supporting him.  John is 100% hands-on with all of his clients and will not pass any client along to another partner or an associate.  John’s responsiveness to all clients is 24 hours or less whether via email, voicemail or text communication.

​Prior to joining Emerson Thomson Bennett, John was the Chair of the IP Group at Brouse McDowell, and was a partner in the law firm of Emerson & Skeriotis. John worked for Babcock and Wilcox as a mechanical engineer and for Aircraft Braking Systems as a mechanical engineer.

John is a graduate of the 17th Class of Leadership Stark County.  John serves his community in a variety of charitable ways and was a 12 year Board Member and three-year President of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Akron, Ohio.  John has been married to his wife, Karen, for 26 years and they have 2 boys, Yianni and Michael.  John is an avid sports fan and enjoys lifting weights, playing basketball, tennis and pickleball in his free time.

AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • All areas of Intellectual Property:
    • Patent
    • Trademarks
    • Copyright
    • Internet Law
  • Litigation – First Chair in all areas
  • Reexaminations in the United States Patent and Trademark Office – First Chair in all areas
    • Inter Partes Reviews
    • Post-Grant Reviews
    • Ex Parte Reexaminations
  • Licensing of all Intellectual Property
  • Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure Agreements
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Ohio
  • District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court
  • Various other federal courts around the country
EDUCATION
  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • Juris Doctor – 1997
  • The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
    • Bachelor of Science – 1990
      • Major: Mechanical Engineering
REPRESENTATIVE CASES
  • Ravin Crossbows, LLC v. Hunter’s Manufacturing Company, Inc. dba TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, Case No. 5:23-cv-00598, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • UMD Automated Systems, Inc. v. MK Metal Products Enterprises, Inc., Case No. 5:23-cv-264, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Jewel Sanitary Napkins, LLC v. Sprigs Life, Inc. dba Motherhood Magazine, Case No. 5:23-cv-00376, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Jesse Cantu v. Adorama, Inc., Case No. 2:23-cv-2907, USDC Central District of California.
  • Schumacher Homes Operations, Inc., et al. v. William Bolin, et al., Case No. 2:22-cv-02599, USDC Southern District of Ohio.
  • Voltstar Technologies, Inc. v. Adorama Inc., Case No. 1:22-cv-10167, USDC Southern District of New York.
  • Scidera, Inc. v. Branhaven LLC, et al., Case No. 2022-03-0766, Summit County Common Pleas, Akron, Ohio.
  • Aerodyne Environmental, Inc. v. Keirton, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:22-cv-00118, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Ravin Crossbows, LLC v. Hunter’s Manufacturing Company, Inc. dba TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, Case No. 2:21-cv-02213, USDC District of Nevada.
  • Scheel Publishing, Inc., et al, v. Riyad Khleif, et al., Case No. 1:20-cv-76, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Fluffy Unicorn, LLC v. Shield Republic, LLC, et al., Case No. 5:20-cv-690, USDC for the Eastern District of North Carolina.
  • Cybergenetics Corp., v. Institute of Environmental Science and Research, et al., USDC Northern District of Ohio, Case No. 5:19-cv-1197.
  • Nuance Systems Corporation, dba NSI, v. Qortek, Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-382, USDC District of Oregon.
  • Ravin Crossbows, LLC v. Hunter’s Manufacturing Company, Inc dba TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, Case No. 5:18-cv-1729, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Hunter’s Manufacturing Company, Inc dba TenPoint Crossbow Technologies v. SA Sports, LLC, Case No. 5:16-cv-3075, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Clean-Shot Archery, Inc. v. Hunter’s Manufacturing Company, Inc dba TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, Case No. 2:14-cv-01076, USDC Western District of Washington.
  • FenF, LLC v. Taylor Gifts, Inc., Case No. 2:10-CV-14351, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Barnett Outdoors, LLC v. Hunter’s Manufacturing Company, Inc, Case No. 6:08-CV-01916, USDC for the Western District of Louisiana.
  • EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC et al v. T-Mobile USA, Inc., Case No. 4:08-CV-00817, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • FenF, LLC v. HealioHealth, Inc., et al., Case No. 5:08-cv-00404, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Becka v. Huffy Corporation, Case No. 5:08-cv-01745, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Becka v. Moose Mountain Marketing, LLC, Case No. 5:08-cv-01862, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. v. Soilworks, LLC, Case No. 5:08-cv-01374, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Fitness Quest Inc. v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., Case No. 5:07-cv-01319, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • May Industries of Ohio, Inc. v. MTD Products Inc, Case No. 1:07-cv-00111, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Walsh University v. Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration, Case No. 5:07-cv-00680, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Mr. Heater, Inc. v. Nanjing Pro-Com Electric Appliance Co., Ltd., et al., Case No. 1:07-cv-00118, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Fitness Quest Inc. v. Turk et al., Case No. 5:07-cv-02784, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Mr. Heater, Inc. v. CFM Corporation, et al., Case No. 1:06-cv-00577, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Soilworks, LLC v. Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc., Case No. 2:06-CV-02141, USDC for the District of Arizona.
  • Florists’ Transworld Delivery, Inc. v. Malek, Case No. 5:06-cv-02277, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Hunter’s Manufacturing, Inc. dba TenPoint Crossbow Technologies v. Precision Shooting Equipment, Case No. 5:06-cv-02216, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Waltco v. National Liftgate Parts, Inc., Case No. 5:06-cv-01480, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Nexagen, LLC v. Holly Olson, Case No. 5:06-cv-00372, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Schneider Saddlery, Inc. v. Best Shot Pet Products International, LLC, Case No. 06-cv-02602, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Fitness Quest, Inc. v. Wonderfulbuys, et al., Case No. 5:06-cv-02204, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Fitness Quest Inc v. Dream Fitness, et al., Case No. 5:06-cv-01921, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Glow, Inc. v. Classic Imports, Inc., Case No.  3:05-cv-07425, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Sandridge Food Corporation v. Garden Fresh Foods, Inc., Case No. 3:05-cv-07164, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Scholz Design, Inc. v. Ken Payne Builders, Inc. et al, Case No. 5:05-cv-00114, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Katherine Collections, Inc. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Case No. 5:04-cv-02335, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Virkler v. Herbert Enterprises, Inc., Case No. 6:04-CV-1652, USDC Middle District of Florida.
  • Delta Systems, Inc. v. Murray, Inc. et al., Case No. 5:04-cv-00589, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • MTD Products Inc v. Fisher Barton Blades, Inc., Case No. 1:03-cv-00167, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • GeoTech Chemical Company, LLC v. Tito Viswanathan, Case No. 5:03-cv-00686, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • MTD Products Inc v. Frederick Manufacturing Corporation, Case No. 5:03-cv-01681, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Becka v. Zany Brainy, Inc. et al., Case No. 1:02-cv-00180, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Veterinary Imaging Centers, Inc. v. Sound Technologies, Inc., et al., Case No. 1:02-cv-00282, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • John Shirilla v. Photogenic Professional Lighting, Inc., Case No. 4:01-cv-02318, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • MTD Products Inc v. Rotary Corporation, Case No. 1:01-cv-02366, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Jumbert Construction Company et al v. Kuchenski Construction, Inc. et al., Case No. 5:01-cv-02410, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Ganzcorp Investments v. Precision Dynamometer, et al., Case No. 1:00-cv-00231, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Becka v. Fisher-Price, Inc. et al., Case No. 1:00-cv-00575, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Exmark Mfg. Co., Inc. v. MTD Products Inc, et al., Case No. 8:00-cv-00225, USDC Nebraska.
  • Classic Video, Inc. v. Classic Teleproductions, Inc., Case No. 5:98-cv-02059, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • Becka v. Little Tikes Company, Rubbermaid, Inc. Case No. 5:97-cv-01459, USDC Northern District of Ohio.
  • B-Dry System Licensees v. B-Dry Systems, Inc., arbitration, Minneapolis, MN
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS PAST & PRESENT
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • The University of Akron Engineering Alumni Association
  • Jackson Youth Football, Vice President
  • Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG), Board Member
  • Travel Baseball Commissioner for Jackson Baseball Association
  • Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Akron, Ohio, Past President

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