University of Texas School of Law, Austin, J.D., with highest honors, 1997

  • Order of the Coif
  • Articles Editor, Texas Law Review, 1996-1997
  • Chancellors

Oxford University, Brasenose College, B.A., with first class honors, 1991; M.A., 1998

  • British Marshall Scholar

University of Texas, Austin, B.A., Plan II, with highest honors, 1989

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Friar Society


Law Clerk, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, U.S. Supreme Court, 1998-1999

Law Clerk, Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1997-1998

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John Christopher Rozendaal

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John Christopher (J.C.) Rozendaal is a partner at Kellogg Huber Hansen.  He represents clients in complex business and intellectual property litigation, principally in federal court.  He regularly tries patent-infringement cases to juries and served as lead trial counsel in Ricoh Co., Ltd. v. Quanta Computer Inc., which resulted in a $14.5 million verdict for his client.  He has litigated patents on a wide variety of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, aseptic packaging systems, optical disc drives, medical ultrasound, voice-over-Internet-Protocol, e-mail marketing, and streaming video technology.  He also regularly briefs and argues cases in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Noteworthy Representations

Obtained favorable claim construction ruling and stipulated judgment of non-infringement in case involving wireless telephone calling features; currently defending judgment on appeal. Greenville Communications, L.L.C. v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, No. 07-4222 (MLC) (D.N.J. 2012).

Won partial summary judgment of patent invalidity and negotiated settlement on favorable terms in case involving LED display technology.  Advanced Display Technologies of Texas, L.L.C. v. Philips Electronics North America Corp., No. 6:11-cv-00391 (E.D. Tex. 2012).

Successfully represented major generic pharmaceutical company in jury trial of high-stakes patent infringement case involving drug for treatment of epilepsy.  Case settled on favorable terms two weeks into trial. In re Gabapentin Patent Litigation, MDL No. 1384 (D.N.J. 2011).

Obtained reversal on appeal of unfavorable summary judgment ruling in patent infringement case brought by major Japanese consumer electronics company against Taiwanese maker of optical disc drives; then, on remand, obtained $14.5 million jury verdict for patentee.  Ricoh Co., Ltd. v. Quanta Computer, Inc., No. 06-cv-462-bbc (W.D. Wis. 2010).

Obtained summary judgment of patent invalidity and successfully defended judgment on appeal in case involving e-mail marketing methods.  Perfect Web Technologies, Inc. v. InfoUSA, Inc., 587 F.3d 1324 (Fed. Cir. 2009).