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Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1973
  • B.A., Trinity College, Psychology, 1970, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Associations

New Jersey Bar Association

Essex County Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Local Patent Rules Advisory Committee of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court, District of New Jersey

John E. Flaherty

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  • T: 973.639.7903
    F: 973.297.3971
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Flaherty’s practice is focused on civil litigation in State and Federal courts. He is experienced in handling trade secret and patent infringement matters on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants. Mr. Flaherty regularly assists in Hatch-Waxman litigation on behalf of major pharmaceutical companies.

He has represented defendants in all types of tort cases arising from product defects, medical devices and pharmaceutical products, chemical exposures and industrial processes and building products. He has represented defendants in single plaintiff and mass tort cases. He has represented defendants in employment discrimination and whistleblower cases.

Mr. Flaherty is a member of the Local Patent Rules Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, as well as, the Lawyers Advisory Committee of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  He is a Master and past Director in the John C. Lifland American Inn of Court. Along with William S. Greenberg and Laura Leacy Kyler, Mr. Flaherty was for many years an author of the Civil Trial Handbook, volume 47 of Thomson-West's New Jersey Practice Series.

Mr. Flaherty is recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2005, 2006 and 2008-2018 editions and as a Leading Patent Professional by IAM Patent 1000Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. IAM Patent 1000 is published by Global Business Media Group. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Represented defendant in patent infringement/trade secret action involving skin cream formulation
Represented defendant, alleged infringer in patent matter involving plumbing device.
Represented plaintiff/patentee in patent infringement action against industrial infringer of machine control patent.
Represented defendant in UV light disinfection case resulting in invalidity of asserted patent on method for use of UV to inactivate cryptosporidium parvum in drinking water.