John M. Farrell

John Farrell is a Principal in the Silicon Valley office of Fish & Richardson. He is a veteran trial attorney, having tried over 100 jury trials to verdict. His practice focuses on intellectual property trial work, including patent cases and Hatch Waxman cases. Mr. Farrell has served as trial counsel on cases for Volcano Corporation, Adobe, Power Integrations, Nuvasive, Allergan, Cephalon, Microsoft, SRI International, Asylum Research, Fresenius Medical Care, among others. He has been recognized as a top lawyer in intellectual property litigation. In addition to his trial skills, Mr. Farrell is frequently called upon to assist in preparing witness for trial.

Mr. Farrell previously worked at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office as a Head Attorney in the Homicide Unit, after working in the Narcotics and General Felony Trial Units and managing the Misdemeanor Trial Unit. He was a law clerk to the Hon S. Hugh Dillin, United States District Court, Southern District of Indiana.

Mr. Farrell is a sought after instructor on trial advocacy, deposition skills, and rules of evidence. He directs in house training within the firm and serves on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has led in house training programs for law firms throughout the country and is an instructor at the Microsoft Advocacy Academy.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Litigation, 2) Hatch-Waxman and 3) Patent Litigation
Law School Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 1979)
Education Indiana University (B.A.,1976)
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association
Most recent firm Fish & Richardson P. C.
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