John S. Cipolla, Firm Vice Chair and Partner with Calfee's Intellectual Property practice group, has been inducted into the 2023 Class of The Cleveland State University College of Law Hall of Fame.
John has 38 years of experience in patent and trademark law, successfully resolving a diverse range of federal and state litigation claims and disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of patents, copyrights, trade secrets, product configuration, and trademarks. He is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in Intellectual Property (Ohio, Band 1) by Chambers USA and recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® in Litigation – Intellectual Property and Patent Law.
Having served on Calfee's Management Committee since 2010, John was elected Vice Chair of the firm in 2021. He served as Chair of the Intellectual Property practice group for over 15 years. The IP Practice Group more than doubled in size during John’s leadership to over 45 IP professionals covering all areas of IP practice.
John serves as Chair of CSU | Law’s IP Advisory Council and as Board President of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Cleveland. He is a member of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA).
John earned his J.D., cum laude, from CSU | Law and his B.S. in Electronic Technology, cum laude, from Bowling Green State University.
The CSU | Law Hall of Fame was established in 2017 to honor the outstanding contributions to the success and prestige of the law school by distinguished alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and community leaders.
Susan M. Kurz
Chief Marketing & Client Development Officer
- Banking, Financial Services and Insurance
- CHIPS and Science Act
- Copyright Law
- Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)
- Energy and Utilities
- Entertainment, Media and the Arts
- Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies
- Food and Beverage
- Gaming and Hospitality
- Health Care
- Individuals and Families
- Information Technology Law
- Information Technology Litigation
- Intellectual Property
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- IP and Technology Transactions
- Manufacturing and Industrial
- Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Partnerships, LLCs and Joint Ventures
- Patent Litigation
- Patent Prosecution
- Privacy and Data Security
- Private and Family-Owned Businesses
- Public Companies
- Real Estate
- Retail and Consumer Products
- Satellite and Space Technology
- Software and Information Technology
- Technology Transfer
- Trade Associations
- Trade Secret
- Trademark Law