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John Mixon

Associate
mixon.john@dorsey.com

Overview

John efficiently and effectively represents clients in a full range of intellectual property and complex commercial disputes.

John represents clients across a broad variety of industries in both federal and state courts, as well as arbitrations. He has broad litigation experience, which has included disputes involving intellectual property, complex commercial transactions, business torts, real estate, and securities.

John also maintains an active pro bono practice.

Prior to joining Dorsey, John was a litigation associate at a New York-based international law firm. Before that he served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.

Education & Admissions

St. John's University School of Law (J.D, 2020), cum laude

State University of New York at Cortland (B.S., Business Economics & Community Health, 2016), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Clerkships

  • Northern District of New York, The Honorable Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., 2020-2021

Experience

Representative Experience

  • Defended a prominent private equity firm in an action brought by a shareholder challenging multiple transactions, including the client’s acquisition of a reinsurance business alleging more than $160 million in damages.
  • Represented a computer science-related nonprofit in a trademark and cybersquatting dispute with an individual posing as the client and attempting to do business under the client’s name.
  • Represented a technology incubator in multiple patent infringement litigations against both Amazon and Netgear in relation to mesh Wi-Fi products. 
  • Successfully obtained the dismissal of business tort claims brought against two private equity firms arising out of the firms’ security interests in a borrower’s bank accounts.
  • Represented entity holding a large patent portfolio in multiple patent infringement litigations against both Vizio and LG in relation to Smart TV technology.
  • Secured a favorable settlement for a plaintiff hedge fund in a breach of contract action against a biopharmaceutical and medical device company.
  • Represented certain members of a family owning commercial real estate in Manhattan in a partnership dispute alleging breaches of fiduciary duty resulting in damages exceeding $100 million.
  • Successfully obtained the transfer of an infringing domain name from a cyber-squatter to a hedge fund client in a UDRP proceeding.
  • Filed an amicus brief relating to internet content moderation and free speech at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Center for Business and Human Rights of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University in NetChoice, LLC et al. v. Paxton, No. 22-555 and Moody et al. v. NetChoice, LLC et al., No. 22-277.

*Certain representations occurred prior to joining Dorsey

News & Resources

Publications:

  • Netflix and Not-So-Chill: The Legality of Sharing Passwords for Netflix and Other Streaming Services, 101 J. Pat. & Trademark Off. Soc’y 336 (2021).
  • Commercializing Cannabis: Confronting the Challenges and Uncertainty of Trademark and Trade Secret Protection for Cannabis-Related Businesses, 16 Wash. J. L. Tech & Arts 1 (2020).
  • Patently Inconsistent: State and Tribal Sovereign Immunity in Inter Partes Review, 93 St. John’s L. Rev. 233 (2019).
  • Fixation on Flesh: Why Tattoos Should Not Garner Copyright Protection, 30 NYSBA Ent., Arts, and Sports L. J. 25 (2019).
 

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement
  • Technology
  • Trademark, Copyright + Advertising

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Member, New York City Bar Association’s Copyright & Literary Property Committee
  • Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association’s Copyright Law & Practice Committee