John Gaustad works on a range of intellectual property matters, focusing primarily on patent infringement litigation and proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB"). Mr. Gaustad has extensive pre-trial briefing experience, including preparing briefing for motions to dismiss, discovery motions, claim construction, and motions for summary judgment. Mr. Gaustad has experience preparing PTAB petitions for inter partes review and preliminary responses. Mr. Gaustad also has experience preparing appellate briefs.
Mr. Gaustad has experience taking and defending depositions. At the trial-court level, Mr. Gaustad has argued discovery motions and has argued at claim construction. He has also argued before the Ninth Circuit on a pro bono matter.
Mr. Gaustad has litigated cases involving a wide range of technologies including location-based services, search-engine optimization, computer software, fiber-optic networks, and telecommunication systems. Mr. Gaustad also has patent prosecution experience.
While in law school, Mr. Gaustad served as an extern for the Honorable Gail Ruderman Feuer of the Los Angeles Superior Court and as a Senior Copy Editor for the University of Southern California Law Review. Additionally, Mr. Gaustad received awards in 2009 and 2010 recognizing his commitment to pro bono and volunteer work.
Mr. Gaustad has served on the pro bono committee for the Palo Alto office of Baker Botts. He currently serves on the Palo Alto office's employment committee and is the work coordinator for the Palo Alto office's summer program.