John L. Haller
John L. Haller, Esq.
7249 Carrizo Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 459-0318 (Home)
Phone: (858) 230-7755 (Office)
Phone: (619) 890-5300 (Cell)
University of San Diego
UNDERGRADUATE AND OTHER GRADUATE DEGREES:
B.S. and M.S. Physics, San Diego State University
STATES WHERE LICENSED (PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT):
Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada
COURTS WHERE LICENSED (PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT):
California Supreme Court
United States District Courts, Arizona
United States District Courts, California
United States District Courts, Hawaii
United States District Courts, Nevada
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States Supreme Court
United States Patent and Trademark Office
BOARD CERTIFICATIONS, HONORS OR SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS:
American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
American Intellectual Property Law Association
San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association, Past President
San Diego Forum, Past President
San Diego State University, Dean’s Advisory Committee, School of Science and Engineering, Past President
FIELDS OF PRACTICE (PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT):
Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Intellectual Property, with specific expertise in Patent, Copyright and Trademark Prosecution; Patent, Copyright and Trademark Counseling; Patent, Copyright and Trademark Licensing; and Patent, Copyright and Trademark Litigation.
Before his recent retirement, John L. Haller was a San Diego patent attorney at Gordon & Rees and co-leader of the firm’s patent practice group. With more than 38 years of experience, Mr. Haller’s intellectual property practice focused on prosecution, counseling, and litigation for patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secret matters. Mr. Haller had been a registered patent attorney since 1975.
With a Masters Degree in Physics, Mr. Haller was uniquely positioned to understand and apply this technological understanding to the patent prosecution and litigation process. Mr. Haller practiced IP litigation across the United States.
In addition to his specific expertise in patent law, Mr. Haller had extensive experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, including, copyright law, trademark law and related trade secret and unfair competition laws. Mr. Haller’s experience in these areas similarly extended to prosecution, counseling, licensing and litigation.
Prior to joining Gordon & Rees, Mr. Haller was a partner with the firm of Brown, Martin, Haller & McClain, San Diego’s first intellectual property firm. In addition, he was an adjunct professor of Intellectual Property at California Western School of Law in San Diego and was a visiting co-instructor in Intellectual Property at University of California, San Diego. Mr. Haller was the first president of the Science & Engineering Dean’s Advisory Committee for San Diego State University.
Mr. Haller was selected to serve a three-year term as a Lawyer Representative for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. His duties included participation in the annual Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference and the annual District Conference of the Southern District. Mr. Haller also participated as a member of the committee to revise the local patent rules for the Southern District of California.