• University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
  • North Carolina State University, M.E.E.
  • United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S.E.E.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Court of Appeals for Maryland
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Who We Are

John F. Rabena

John Rabena is the Managing Partner of the firm and is resident in the Washington D.C. office. Mr Rabena has represented clients in a wide variety of complex patent, trademark and trade secret matters in various forums, including United States District Courts throughout the country, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has also represented clients in arbitration proceedings before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC). Mr. Rabena is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has led Inter Partes Review (IPR) trials and appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB).

In addition to his extensive practice of district court and ITC litigation, Mr. Rabena’s practice includes license negotiation and infringement and validity analysis. He also manages an active counseling and prosecution practice and has represented and counseled clients in all major areas of computer and electronics technology. John Rabena has particular experience in the fields of computer architecture, computer networking, internet technologies, software, storage devices, semiconductor design, cellular devices and networking, and all automotive technologies. He has led many Inter Partes Review proceedings (IPRs) as well as all types of reexamination proceedings, and is one of the pioneers of the firm’s Patent Office Trials Group.

Mr. Rabena also teaches trial skills with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and Georgetown University, and is an Adjunct Professor with the Franklin Pierce Law Center at the University of New Hampshire, where he teaches Intellectual Property Enforcement at the International Trade Commission (ITC).