John W. Kirkland


Professional Experience

John W. Kirkland’s practice focuses on patent litigation with an emphasis in the chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts. Prior to law school, Mr. Kirkland was employed by Merck & Co. as a scientist.


While in law school, Mr. Kirkland served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, was a Heyman Scholar and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Students Association.


Awards and Recognition

Mr. Kirkland is listed as a Rising Star in Intellectual Property in the 2014 issue of Super Lawyers: New York Metro Edition.



J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2004

B.A., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Rutgers University,1998


Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2003; State of New Jersey, 2004; State of New York, 2005; U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 2006


Professional Activities

New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property

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