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John V. Moriarty

Senior Counsel

Jack is a registered patent attorney, and has served on the Management Committee of the firm. He has provided clients with intellectual property representation for 40 years, including preparing and prosecuting domestic and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright applications, intellectual property negotiations, preparation of agreements including licensing of applications and resultant patents and registrations, and preparation of government documentation for franchising.

He provides patentability and patent infringement searches and opinions, trademark clearance and infringement searches and opinions, and consuls on enforcement of intellectual property rights while avoiding infringement litigation.

Jack served for two years as a Trial Deputy in the Marion County, Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Office as a Chief Trial Deputy specializing in bench and jury trials of felons. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Jack worked for seven years as a Mechanical Engineer for the Department of Navy designing aviation electronic and mechanical systems, managing technical writers and graphic designers of Military Avionic Handbooks, and managing an Engineering Design Branch.


  • University of Notre Dame
    B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1963
  • Indiana University Graduate School of Business
    M.B.A., 1967
  • Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis
    J.D., 1969
  • CTS
    Masters, Theological Studies, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana
  • U.S. Patent Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Indiana

Representative Experience

Representing domestic and foreign clients in patent matters including fluid flow handling systems; earth moving equipment, turf care tools, medical implement cleaning and storage devices, and various companies having a variety of products. Counsels domestic and foreign clients in selection of trademarks for a variety of nationally distributed products including household cleaning products; upholstery fabrics, apparel, floral products, mobile communication systems, metal fabricators and tooling, and services offered by the banking, finance and accounting industries.

Jack has testified as an Expert Witness in Trademark and Copyright Law for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana.

Professional Affiliations

Indianapolis Bar Association

Indiana State Bar Foundation, Master Fellow

Community Involvement

Current Board of Trustees-Columbia Club Foundation

Current Board of Directors-Indy Sports Foundation, Co-Founder and Past President

Co-Founder and Past President -IAC Arts Foundation

Past President: Indiana Society of Professional Engineers, Indianapolis Athletic Club, Notre Dame Alumni Club of Indianapolis.