John Abramic is managing partner of Steptoe’s Chicago office. He serves as lead counsel in complex intellectual property disputes in forums throughout the United States, including in arbitrations, federal district courts, and the International Trade Commission. John has also represented clients in dozens of post-grant review proceedings and frequently appears before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings on behalf of both petitioners and patent owners. He has successfully argued before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and has represented clients in numerous appeals of patent suits and IPRs.
John litigates matters across a variety of technical fields, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals, semiconductors, telecommunications, machinery, and computer software. Clients and peers commend “his confidence and reliability during trial, and his skill as a litigator, as well as his leadership qualities and innovative thinking.” He has been recognized as a leading IP trial attorney by IAM Patent 1000 and Illinois Super Lawyers.
Additionally, John is a founding sponsor in the firm’s Talent Sponsorship Program, which is designed to create relationships in which Steptoe partners provide experience, exposure, and professional guidance to diverse associates. He is also a recipient of the Northern District of Illinois Award for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Service.