John P Iwanicki
Partner at Banner Witcoff
John P Iwanicki is a registered patent attorney with over 25 years of experience analysing intricate legal issues from a cutting-edge perspective in procuring and enforcing IP rights in the chemical, life sciences and biotechnology industries. Start-ups and established companies alike rely on Mr Iwanicki to understand their business objectives when designing strategies to achieve market exclusivity and freedom to operate.
Mr Iwanicki is the rare combination of patent litigator and patent prosecutor. Possessing both skill sets, he brings a unique perspective in the industry to obtaining and enforcing patents. Mr Iwanicki works hand in hand with clients to develop and manage pragmatic patent portfolios and to advise them on the patent portfolios of others when making licensing or investment decisions. Recognising that a patent can be both a sword and a shield, Mr Iwanicki has both enforced patents and defended allegations of patent infringement in federal court.
A conference organiser and presenter in China, Mr Iwanicki has lectured to Chinese scientists, business executives, representatives of the China National IP Administration and students in Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai on issues of US patent law practice and procedure. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society.
Mr Iwanicki has been recognised as an LMG Life Sciences Star from 2012 to 2018 and a New England/Massachusetts Super Lawyer from 2004 to 2017. He has also been listed as an IAM Patent 1000 World’s Leading Practitioner and Managing Intellectual Property IP Star from 2013 to 2018.