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John A. Squires

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013

Perkins Coie LLP

John A. Squires is a partner with the firm's Intellectual Property practice. He has significant, internationally hailed experience in IP matters. John advises clients on all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, branding and trademark issues, operational and technology matters, and licensing transactions and investment due diligence, and has worked on numerous large-scale patent infringement litigation and technology matters.

John's experience includes founding the patent practice at Goldman Sachs, where he created one of the premier intellectual property platforms in the financial services industry. He has also worked with both houses of Congress as well as the regulatory community to bring about balanced, but long needed improvements in U.S. patent law. In bringing about policy changes in U.S. law, he has filed numerous amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and is widely recognized in both the financial services and technology sectors as one of the country's top professionals on the issue of patent-eligible technologies.

Case History

  • Other Court Admissions
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Listed in IAM Licensing 250 - The World's Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners, 2010
  • Listed in IAM Strategy 300 - The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2009 - 2012
  • Listed in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, 2012 - 2013; Intellectual Asset Management Strategy 300, 2013
  • Recognized as an IP Star by Managing IP, 2013

Client Comments

  • "John Squires has excellent subject matter expertise and is a strong business advisor."

    Manavinder Bains


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30 Rockefeller Plaza, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10112
Phone: 212-262-6917
Firm Phone: 212-262-6900

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Practice Areas

  • Litigation - Patent


  • Bucknell University (BS)
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D.)

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar Association