John Kanazawa (603) 926-3424
Intellectual Property Esq.
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EXPERIENCE 2006-Present First Choice Equipment, Inc., Tampa, Florida / Conway, New Hampshire General Counsel • Manage all legal affairs for an independent liquidation company with net revenues in excess of $5 million Intellectual Property Private Practice, Hampton, New Hampshire • Counsel and advise clients on IP issues, such as opinion practice, patent applications (both provisional and non-provisional), infringement, and trademarks and copyrights. 2005-Present University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, New Hampshire (Formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) Adjunct Professor of Law TG Madison, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia Intellectual Property Consultant • Advise a large advertising agency on trademark and copyright issues, including securing and maintaining intellectual property protections. • Provide advice and prepare opinions Trademark and Copyright liability. 2005 Devine Millimet, Attorneys at Law, Manchester, New Hampshire Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Attorney Conduct and Liability Practice Groups • Counseled clients on IP matters, prepared opinions, and prosecuted applications. • Litigated jury trials, all with favorable outcomes. • Drafted articles for publication dealing with the practical aspects of intellectual property ownership and with attorney ethics, attorney conduct, and risk management matters. 2004 New Hampshire Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Office, Concord, New Hampshire • Investigated allegations of attorney misconduct. • Actively participated in attorney disciplinary hearings. • Prepared memoranda on legal issues pertaining to attorney misconduct and the Rules of Professional Conduct. 2000-2002 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia Researcher: Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy • Investigated the interaction of extrinsic, potential-sensitive molecular probes, anti-HIV, and anti-pneumocystic drug candidate compounds with energy-transducing (mitochondrial) membranes via Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy. Researcher: Flavin-Dependent Enzymes • Investigated means for sub-cloning and expressing flavin-dependent enzymes in suitable quantity for commercial exploitation. • Instructor: Chemical Problem Solving ADMISSIONS • State of New Hampshire • State of New Jersey • State of New York • United States District Court, District of New Hampshire • United States District Court, District of New Jersey • United States Patent and Trademark Office EDUCATION Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire Juris Doctor (JD) Master of Laws (LLM) – Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology Intellectual Property Summer Institute Advanced Licensing Institute SKILLS Cassis 2, Dialog, Delphion, and Questel-Orbit Lexis, Westlaw, and traditional research methods SELECTED PUBLICATIONS • Co-Author, Ferreting Out Ownership of Patents and Copyrights in Acquisitions, New Hampshire Bar News, Vol. 15, No. 2. • Author, Uniform Commercial Code; Article 2 – Sales: Model Questions, Franklin Pierce Law Center. • Author, Subpoena Issuance under the DMCA, Germeshaeusen Center Newsletter. • Co-Author, Investigation of Drug Candidate Compound Interactions with DMPC Vesicle Preparations, 223 Abstracts of Papers American Chemical Society.