John A Squires is co-chair of Chadbourne & Parke’s IP group. Mr Squires has built Chadbourne’s IP practice to become the premier team representing the world’s leading financial services firms, ranging from bank holding companies to exchanges, hedge funds, private equity, payment services, insurance providers, commercial banking, cardholder services, risk management and international organisations for sovereigns and private sector firms. He also has an extensive media and technology practice covering both coasts.
Previously, Mr Squires was Goldman Sachs & Co’s global chief IP counsel. He has significant, internationally hailed experience in IP matters and advises on all aspects of intellectual property, including patents, branding and trademark issues, operational and technology matters, licensing transactions and due diligence, and consortia, joint ventures and start-ups. Long regarded as one of the financial industry’s premier lawyers, Mr Squires has been a major influence in shaping US patent policy. Through his leadership, the financial services industry has emerged as a critical stakeholder in US IP matters. He has chaired the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s IP Committee and developed its IP clearinghouse. He has provided testimony to the US Federal Trade Commission and the US Senate Judiciary Committee, and worked with the National Economic Council and US Federal Circuit Court of Appeals advisory group on key IP policy issues. He regularly represents financial services industry organisations as counsel of record as amici before the US Supreme Court.
Mr Squires was the founding lawyer and corporate secretary for RDC, a global consortium deploying anti-money laundering technologies. At Goldman Sachs, he sponsored the peer-topatent pilot and authored the US Patent and Trademark Office’s 2003 quality pilot on first action interviews. He has authored numerous scholarly articles and spoken in high-profile forums ranging from Chalmers to the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr Squires was among a select group of practitioners, economists and academics releasing a consensus handbook designed to assist US district court judges and magistrates in case management of damages issues in patent infringement cases.