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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
  • U.S. 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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    F: 973.297.3971
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

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.
Represented defendant in matter before the Court of Federal Claims alleging infringement of patent on method to solidify dredge materials
Defense of manufacturers of various consumer and industrial products
Defense of manufacturers of various consumer and industrial products including ladders, compressors, propane valves, press brakes, bottling machinery, garage door openers, and vehicle components against personal injury claims alleging product defect.
Defense of major asbestos insulation manufacturer against personal injury, medical monitoring and wrongful death claims.
Defense of a major chemical manufacturer
Defense of a major chemical manufacturer against personal injury claims brought plant neighbors and employees alleging personal injury and medical monitoring claims from exposure to dioxin.
Defense of medical device manufacturer and pharmaceutical companies
Defense of medical device manufacturer and pharmaceutical companies against mass tort claims of immunologic, cardiovascular and psychiatric injuries.
Defense of a medical device manufacturer against systemic disease claims
Defense of a major manufacturer - alleged water contamination
Defense of a major manufacturer against claims of a birth defect in an employee's child from consumption of well water on defendant's premises allegedly contaminated with TCE.
Defense of the vendor - defective design
Defense of the vendor of a garage door opener against a claim that defective design and installation resulted in severe injury to a homeowner.
Represented county vocational school and city school district against employment discrimination and whistleblower claims.
Represented plaintiffs in various personal injury and wrongful death actions involving motor vehicle accidents, police shootings, rape/premises liability, drowning.
Defense of the manufacturer of cast aluminum wheels against a claim that a wheel collapsed and caused an accident.
Wrongful death of a minor in a traffic accident
Severe injury to an innocent motorist in a police shooting
Representation of rape victim in claim against landlord