John T Battaglia is a seasoned first-chair trial lawyer who specializes in intellectual-property litigation and is a former Deputy Associate Attorney General of the United States, a position for which he was selected by President George W Bush. Mr Battaglia has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict. He is also an accomplished appellate advocate. His wins include multiple cases before the US Courts of Appeal for the Federal, Second, Sixth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits. Recently, Mr Battaglia successfully argued Papst Licensing v. Fuji Film, a case involving numerous adverse issues and the Federal Circuit's first application of the Supreme Court's decision in Teva v. Sandoz.
Mr Battaglia remains a recognized authority on jury trial strategy and presentation. Mr Battaglia was selected and has served for more than a decade as a faculty member at the University of Virginia Law School's Trial Advocacy Institute, as well as faculty at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). He has also been frequently called upon to lecture on patent litigation and trial advocacy at various law schools, including Georgetown Law, Catholic Law, American, and the George Washington School of Law. Among other selections, Mr Battaglia has been appointed to Law360's 2016 Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board.
Mr Battaglia clerked for the Honorable Paul R Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Honorable William T Prince of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He served as a trial lawyer and federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice, where he was chosen for the DOJ's prestigious and highly selective Honors Program.
Before joining Fisch Sigler as one of its three partners, Mr Battaglia was a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, and a partner and associate at Kirkland & Ellis. Fisch Sigler was recently identified by a leading legal publication as one of the top ten boutique law firms that is giving "big firms a run for their money."