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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

Partner
  • 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 2008-2019 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.
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

Publications

09/03/14
09/10/12
09/19/11
09/06/11
07/18/11
05/02/11
06/29/10
06/07/10
06/07/10
04/05/10
10/20/08
02/01/08
01/01/06
Civil Trial Handbook, Volume 47 of The Thomson West New Jersey Practice Series and with Annual Supplements
11/01/04
Annual Cumulative Supplement to the Trial Handbook for New Jersey Lawyers
John E. Flaherty and others