John A. Arsenault

NAME: John A. Arsenault

LEGAL FOCUS: Patent prosecution, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, computer law, and intellectual property litigation

EDUCATION: Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Oregon School of Law: 2008

Bachelors of Arts, Psychology, University of Texas at Austin: 2000

BAR ADMISSIONS: State of Colorado, 2009, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2009, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2010

After working at two software companies in Austin, Texas, John began law school in 2005 at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, Oregon.   During law school,  John served as associate editor for the Oregon International Review of Law and as an on-campus research assistant for two professors at the Knight Law School.  Knowing the areas of law he wished to specialize in after law school,  John focused his legal studies on intellectual property, business law, and computer law.

Current areas of focus involve copyright and trademark law including the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) in addition to cyberlaw matters including domain squatting issues, cease and desist letters, and disputes over virtual property.  John has sent countless DMCA takedown notices and secured numerous federal subpoenas on behalf of his clients, and is efficient in removing infringing content hosted online.  Moreover,  John provided intellectual property legal assistance during the development of  a multi-million dollar software product released in 2010, including creation of the DMCA policy, assistance with the End-User License Agreement, and Privacy Policy.  In 2011, John successfully represented several clients in Righthaven copyright litigation suits. In 2012,  John helped broker a large transaction involving sale of a crypto currency application to a currency exchange. In 2013,  John brokered a deal for curriculum materials with a large Community College District worth in excess of $500,000.00 for the owner.  In 2014,  John commenced litigation on behalf of a concert photographer against a large internet company on the basis that the company allegedly posted multiple works belonging to the photographer on its website without his permission.

As a Colorado patent attorney, John also has experience addressing office actions and responses for software, nanotechnology, and mechanical patents applications on both the federal and international level.  John has drafted the claims and specifications for several pending nanotechnology and mechanical patents.  For corporate clients, John has drafted End-User License Agreements, provided international patent strategy advice, addressed trademark infringement claims, copyright assignment questions, non-disclosure agreements, licensing valuation, and more.

As an experienced and founding member of Wessels & Arsenault L.L.C., John Arsenault can represent plaintiffs and defendants as an intellectual property attorney in any state or federal matters involving infringement or licensing issues.  John’s previous background in the software industry places him in a unique position to accurately and efficiently answer intellectual property and computer law questions for clients as both an expert in technology and as an IP attorney.

John enjoys both college and professional sports in addition to snowboarding, tennis, computer technology, video games, and trivia.

John serves clients throughout Colorado, including Denver, Englewood, Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont, Westminster, Louisville, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Golden, Greenwood Village, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Vail, Aspen, Beaver Creek, Denver County, Adams County, Jefferson County, Boulder County, Arapahoe County, Douglas County and Weld County, and nationwide on federal patent, trademark, and copyright matters.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Boulder Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Patents worked on:

U.S. App. No. 61/114,933 filed Nov. 14, 2008 – Functionalized Metal Nanoparticle and method of forming same

U.S. App. No. 61/117,800 filed Nov. 25, 2008 – Attachment of nanoparticles to cellulosic substrates and similarly reactive substrates

PCT App. WO/2009/047502 filed Oct. 10, 2008 – Improved method of creating a computer model of the physical world

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