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John Mansfield

Areas of Emphasis
Intellectual Property Litigation
Intellectual Property
Commercial Litigation
Industry Initiatives & Trade Organizations
Professional Experience
John Mansfield is a shareholder in the Intellectual Property and Patent Law practice group,
focusing his practice on IP litigation and advice. He represents clients in disputes relating to
software and hardware contracts and technology, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade
secrets, in numerous federal and state courts, arbitrations, and in the ITC. John relies on his
experience in large cases to help his clients find cost-effective ways to manage complex electronic and other discovery issues.
John also advises his clients on a variety of software and other contract issues, including drafting software agreements, IP licenses, and NDAs. He is also experienced in advertising disclosure issues, helping clients comply with Lanham Act and FTC requirements, as well as similar state laws in Oregon, Washington, and California.
For the last several years, John has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Lewis & Clark Law
School, where he co-teaches the Patent Litigation course. For each year since 2009, he has been
named an Oregon Super Lawyer, in the top 5% of intellectual property litigators in Oregon.
John attended Cornell Law School, serving as an Articles Editor for the Cornell Law Review and
as a research assistant to Professor Robert S. Summers. Following his graduation, John clerked forthe Honorable Conrad K. Cyr, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, in Maine.
Before joining Schwabe, John practiced with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., Corr Cronin in Seattle, and Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco.

When he isn’t helping clients protect their ideas, John spends his time with his family, or making
and listening to music of all kinds. Before law school, John was well-known in the Portland
musical theatre world, where he conducted, played piano, and appeared in many productions
ranging from Pump Boys & Dinettes to Rocky Honor. He is also an avid attendee at the events put on by many of Portland’s fine arts organizations, including the Oregon Symphony, Portland Piano International, the Portland Ballet, Chamber Music Northwest, 45 th Parallel chamber ensemble, among others. John still plays the piano an hour a day, but limits his public performances to the occasional party.

Presentations & Seminars
• District of Oregon Local Rules Update, Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and the
District of Oregon Clerk’s Office CLE, Portland, April 26, 2012
• Intellectual Property for the Non-IP Practitioner, Multnomah Bar Association CLE, March 3,
• Moving Your Discovery Practice from Dial-Up to Broadband: Demystifying the Technology,
Oregon Law Institute CLE, March 18, 2012
• Reinventing Patent Law: America Invents Act Changes the Rules, Schwabe, Williamson &
Wyatt, Portland, October 13, 2011.
• Metadata and Public Records Requests, W.P.P.A., Tacoma, November 17, 2010.
• Nice Work, but is it Yours? Owning and Protecting Your Creativity, Portland, Schwabe,
Williamson & Wyatt, October 21, 2010.
Professional & Community Activities
John is a leader in several civic and professional organizations:
• District of Oregon Local Rules Advisory Committee
• Board Secretary, Federal Bar Association, Oregon chapter
• All Classical Portland public radio:
John recently stepped down after serving as the Board Chair for All Classical Portland for five
years. During his tenure, John participated in the nationwide search for a new CEO,
culminating in hiring Jack Allen from Austin, Texas. Also notable was the success in paying
down what began as a $5 5 million debt to Portland Public Schools, for the purchase of the FM
radio broadcast license. In addition, John completely redrafted the bylaws for the parent
comoration, All Classical Public Media. He is currently serving as the Board Secretary, but
will leave the All Classical Portland board in June 2013.
• President, Oregon Patent Law Association
• Intellectual Property Section, Oregon State Bar
Admitted to Practice
Oregon State Courts
Washington State Courts
California State Courts
District of Columbia Courts
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Cornell Law School, Doctor of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (1993)
Portland State University, Master of Science (political theory), graduation honors (1990)
University of Oregon, Bachelor of Music (theory and composition) (1986)

Reinventing Patent Law: The American Invents Act Changes the Rules, November 7, 2011
Recent Changes to the Local Rules of Civil Procedure for the District of Oregon: Introduction,
May 10, 2011
Are You Immune From the Patent False Marking Epidemic?, October 26, 2010
The Supreme Court Releases Bilski: Business Methods May Still Be Patentable; The Machine or
Transformation Test Survives, But Is Not The Sole Test For Patentability, June 28, 2010
Top Ten Ways to Protect Your Business’s Intellectual Property, January 23, 2008