John LeRoy is Co-Chair of the Brooks Kushman IP Litigation Department.
John’s practice focuses on complex patent, trade secret and copyright litigation in software and electronic arts. With over 15 years of patent litigation experience and a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, he has represented clients in many different industries. John has successfully tried patent cases in federal courts nationwide, and has successfully handled appeals before the Federal Circuit.
Leveraging his extensive software litigation experience, John leads the firm’s FRAND licensing and Open Source Software audit and compliance practice. With respect to FRAND licensing, John works with automotive OEMs and suppliers to address licensing standard essential patents for wireless communication technology. John also advises companies regarding effective use of open source software in their commercial products. He helps companies develop customized corporate policies and strategies for compliance with applicable open source license terms. John’s team manages source code audits and works closely with software developers and business managers to properly navigate the various open source license terms. John’s team has undertaken the audit-and-advice service on complex systems in the automotive, consumer electronics, medical device, and computer industries.
John holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Buffalo, where he graduated cum laude. John’s background in both electrical and mechanical engineering allows him to handle patent cases involving many different technologies.