Carey Rodriguez Attorneys

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John C. Carey

John C. Carey

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John Carey is an intellectual property litigator with first chair trial experience and he heads the firm's practice in this area. In patent and trade secret cases, Mr. Carey's experience has spanned technologies as complex and diverse as digital  video systems, microprocessor design, global navigational devices, virtual private networks, portable storage media,  remote computer interface systems, automobile manufacturing, angioplasty catheters, satellite data transmission,  data compression protocols, computer graphical user interfaces, shape memory metal alloys, and many other areas. In trademark and copyright matters, Mr. Carey has litigated claims regarding some of the world's most recognizable trademarks and copyrighted works in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, hotels, and music.

Prior to founding CRMG, Mr. Carey was a partner with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Kilpatrick Stockton LLP,  where he led the South Florida intellectual property practices of these national law firms. He also previously practiced law in the patent litigation group at Fish & Neave in New York. In addition, Mr. Carey co-founded and served as the chief executive officer of an enterprise software development company in Fort Lauderdale.

Admitted to Practice

  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Federal Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, with honors, United State Military Academy at West Point, 1989


  • West Point Society of South Florida (Board of Governors; Past President)
  • University of Virginia Business Advisory Council
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Reported Cases

  • In re Cygnus Telecommunications, LLC Patent Litigation,481 F.Supp.2d 1029 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (granting summary judgment of patent invalidity and noninfringement), affirmed, ---F.3d---, 2008 WL 3842906 (Fed. Cir. 2008)
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, B.V. v. Consorcio Barr, S.A.,533 F.3d 1349 (11th Cir. 2008) (affirming arbitration award)
  • Clearplay, Inc. v. Nissim Corp., 555 F.Supp.2d 1318 (S.D. Fla. 2008) (dismissing complaint for tortious interference arising out of patent enforcement activities)
  • Catch Curve, Inc. v. Venali, Inc.,519 F.Supp.2d 1028 (C.D. Cal. 2008) (denying motion to dismiss antitrust counterclaims against sham patent litigation)
  • Rexam Airspray, Inc. v. Arminak,471 F.Supp.2d 1292 (S.D. Fla. 2007) (dismissing complaint alleging breach of confidentiality and trade secret theft for lack of personal jurisdiction)
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, B.V. vs. Consorcio Barr, S.A.,267 F. Supp. 2d 1268 (S.D. Fla. 2003) (awarding final judgment of multi-million dollars in damages and attorney's fees for computer hacking, trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement)
  • Nissim Corp. v. ClearPlay, Inc., 351 F. Supp. 2d 1343 (S.D. Fla. 2004) (finding out-of-state corporate officer subject to suit for patent infringement)
  • Nutrivida, Inc. v. Inmuno Vital, Inc.,46 F. Supp. 2d 1310 (S.D. Fla. 1998) (awarding final judgment of multi-million dollars in damages and attorneys' fees for trademark infringement and unfair competition)
  • Inmuno Vital, Inc. v. Golden Sun, Inc.,49 F. Supp. 2d 1344 (S.D. Fla. 1997) (granting summary judgment of trademark ownership against prior user)
  • Chazan Medical Devices, Inc. v. Sulzer Intermedics, Inc.,1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 28436 (9th Cir. 1999) (granting injunction against trade secret theft)