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July 2016

John Vassiliades Joins the Phoenix Office of Gordon & Rees

John Vassiliades recently joined our growing Phoenix office.  John’s practice focuses on intellectual property, technology focused business transactions and general business law for technology based businesses. A registered patent attorney, John has negotiated hundreds of business transactions that develop and monetize intellectual property rights.  These include licensing, Research & Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, Internet Technologies, E-Commerce, commercial OEM/VAR product distribution deals, strategic alliances, equity joint ventures, due diligence, patent strategy, risk assessments, among many other structures and projects.   John handles both domestic and international transactions. He has also served on litigation teams as an IP advisor on cases involving computer software infringement, trade secret misappropriation, biotech patent infringement, trademark infringement and infringement involving mechanical/medical device inventions.
John is a Duke and University of North Carolina law graduate, holds a masters degree in biological sciences from the Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from USC. He is also an active participant in the commercial accelerator programs for high tech companies that are funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. These emerging companies are developing the most cutting edge technologies in such fields of biotech, medical devices, IT, ed tech and e-commerce.
“We are very excited to welcome John to the Phoenix office. His expertise in commercial technology transactions provides a cutting edge entre for the new Phoenix Business Team and provides a perfect compliment to the Phoenix office's dynamic litigation practice. We look forward to the synergy this new relationship offers our clients and the firm” said Leon Silver, co-managing partner of the firm’s Phoenix office.
John is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property and Business Transactions practice groups and is admitted to practice in Arizona, New York, District of Columbia, Virginia and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Among the fastest-growing law firms in the country, Gordon & Rees is a national litigation and business transactions firm with more than 700 lawyers and 38 offices in 24 states. In 2016, Law360 ranked the firm 53rd on its list of the largest U.S. firms and The American Lawyer ranked the firm at No. 114 on the Am Law 200 and at No. 39 on its Diversity Scorecard. Founded in 1974, Gordon & Rees has been recognized as a “Go-To Law Firm” for Fortune 500 companies.

John M. Vassiliades