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IP Advanced® was founded to service those who are routinely ignored by traditional law firms: individual inventors and smaller businesses. Through IP Advanced, we offer clients a better way to work with attorneys: one that tracks results instead of every minute spent getting you there.

John Handy

Founder &
Managing Principal


John has over 15 years of patent litigation, prosecution, and counseling experience. He has litigated on behalf of both patent owners and accused infringers, and before launching IP Advanced®, was Senior Litigation Counsel at a leading patent monetization company. John also spent ten years as an intellectual property attorney at the international law firms of White & Case and Greenberg Traurig.

John’s legal expertise covers many aspects of patent law. As a patent litigator, he has considerable experience before federal courts and the International Trade Commission, representing Fortune 500 high-tech, financial, and healthcare companies in matters involving Internet and mobile applications, operating systems, network communication protocols, relational databases, e-commerce and SSL/TLS encryption, real-time multimedia streaming, personal navigation devices, and medical instruments. As a patent prosecutor, John has worked with inventors to procure patents in the fields of satellite technology and automated manufacturing processes. In addition, he has performed due diligence analyses of patent portfolios in advance of product launches and acquisitions to assess market exclusivity, freedom to operate, and patent validity.

John has a broad and diverse technical background. After earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, he studied computer science and worked for five years as a software application developer at high-tech startups. As a result, John is skilled at translating complex technical issues into concepts that are understandable and compelling to courts, and highly effective at strategizing and collaborating with inventors and technical experts.

John received his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, and his B.S. from Cornell University. While at Fordham, John served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Victor Marrero in the Southern District of New York, and the Honorable William J. Martini in the District of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

  • Defended In Force Technology, a software company with products used by law enforcement to share real-time information regarding school safety and other security matters, against patent and trademark infringement allegations in the District of Massachusetts. Won motion for summary judgment of noninfringement and defeated plaintiff’s motion for case dispositive sanctions. Kologik Capital, LLC v. In Force Technology, LLC et al. (D. Mass.)

  • Defended Activ Life, a company specializing in consumer goods designed to promote physical wellness, against patent and trademark infringement allegations in the Middle District of Florida. MonkeyLectric, LLC v. Theta Administration LLC d/b/a Activ Life (M.D. Fla.)

  • Represented consumer goods manufacturer seeking declaratory judgment of patent invalidity and asserting unfair competition and tortious interference with contract claims in the Western District of Texas. Won early motion for judgment on the pleadings that defendant's patent is invalid. Shenzhen Tange Li'An E-Commerce Co., Ltd. et al. v. Drone Whirl LLC et al. (W.D. Tex.)

  • Defended mobile phone case manufacturers, Carved and Caseable, against patent infringement allegations in the Northern District of Indiana and the District of Delaware. BelAir Electronics, Inc. v. Carved Inc. (N.D. Ind.); BelAir Electronics, Inc. v. Caseable Inc. (D. Del.)

  • Represented patent inventor and entrepreneur in the exercise equipment industry as plaintiff in multiple patent litigations in the Central District of California and the Western District of Missouri, securing favorable settlements. BVP Holding, Inc. v. Stamina Products, Inc. (W.D. Mo.); BVP Holding, Inc. v. ZooVaa, Inc. (C.D. Cal.); BVP Holding, Inc. v. Paradigm Health & Wellness, Inc. (C.D. Cal.)  

  • Represented leading patent monetization company as plaintiff in over 20 patent litigations in the District of Delaware, Central and Southern Districts of California, and the District of New Jersey, involving subject matter such as media streaming mobile applications, GPS data messaging integration, real-time traffic monitoring applications, and data center cooling rack technology. Secured favorable settlements.

  • Defended Amazon in patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas involving network communication protocols and package delivery notifications. Mobile Telecommunications Technologies, LLC v., Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.)

  • Defended Samsung in patent litigations in the District of Delaware and the Eastern District of Texas, involving gesture recognition applications for mobile devices, network channel selection algorithms, and PC operating system functionalities. FlatWorld Interactives LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. et al. (D. Del.); CDD Technologies, LLC v. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)

  • Represented Navico as a respondent in ITC investigation involving Broadband 4G radar. Certain Navigation Products, Including GPS Devices, Navigation and Display Systems, Radar Systems, Navigational Aids, Mapping Systems and Related Software​ (Inv. No. 337-TA-900)

  • Defended Alcoa in patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas involving HTML to XML conversion methods. EMG Technology, LLC v. Alcoa Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.)

  • Defended Medtronic in patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas involving scoliosis surgical procedures and equipment. Barry v. Medtronic, Inc. (E.D. Tex.)

  • Defended Apple in patent litigation in the Northern District of California involving real-time multimedia streaming. Emblaze Ltd. v. Apple Inc. et al. (N.D. Cal.)

  • Defended Canon in patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas involving website nearest store locator functionalities. GeoTag, Inc. v. Canon Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.)

  • Defended Urban Outfitters in patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas involving SSL/TLS encryption. Stambler v. Urban Outfitters, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.)

  • Defended Garmin in patent litigation in the Eastern District of Texas involving personal navigation device technology. Ambato Media, LLC v. Garmin International, Inc. et al. (E.D. Tex.)

  • Defended Google in multiple patent litigations in the District of Delaware, Western District of Washington, and Eastern District of Michigan, involving data transfer technology, pop-up graphical user interfaces, and web search toolbars. Xpoint Technologies Inc. v. Google Inc. et al. (D. Del.); Interval Licensing LLC v. Google Inc. (W.D. Wash.); NetJumper Software, LLC v. Google Inc. (E.D. Mich.)

  • Defended Verizon Wireless in patent litigation in the District of Delaware involving Internet billing methods. Netcraft Corporation v. Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless Inc. et al. (D. Del.)

Bars and Courts

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Virginia Bar

Massachusetts Bar

New York Bar

New Jersey Bar

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

District of New Jersey

District of Massachusetts

Eastern District of Michigan

Eastern District of Texas


J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University

Press Releases

"IP Advanced LLC Helps Inventor and Entrepreneur Enforce Patent Rights" | PRWeb (July 30, 2020)

Select Publications

"An Inventor’s Guide to Enforcing Patents on a Budget" | IPWatchdog (Mar. 2020)

"Your financial products and services are still patentable (maybe) – tips for procurement" | Financier Worldwide (Sept. 2014)

Prior Associations

Senior Litigation Counsel, Blackbird Technologies

Intellectual Property Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Intellectual Property Associate, White & Case LLP

Judicial Intern, Hon. Victor Marrero, Southern District of New York

Judicial Intern, Hon. William J. Martini, District of New Jersey

Internet Application Developer, Bullhorn, Inc.

Stephen Solanyk

Technical Advisor

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Stephen is a Technical Advisor for IP Advanced, providing patent and technology analysis in electrical engineering fields. He complements the diverse technical expertise of IP Advanced with over 19 years of experience in multiple engineering roles ranging from applications, systems, product, sustaining, validation, and technical marketing. Specialized skill and knowledge areas include new product development, project management, LED lighting, and power electronics.

After earning a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Stephen worked for multiple semiconductor companies such as Texas Instruments and National Semiconductor. At Texas Instruments, Stephen was involved with validation strategy development and execution, application and system design of switching-mode power supplies for LED lighting, technical marketing, and business development of LED drivers for the automotive and industrial markets.

Stephen currently runs his own consultancy called Koheryx Solutions, LLC, where he leverages his engineering and product development expertise to help clients architect and implement their visions for products and services.

Stephen received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. While at Cornell, Stephen designed and built an electronic throttle control for the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Program. Stephen has also taken graduate courses from the University of Colorado Boulder in the field of power electronics.


Stephen is not admitted to practice as an attorney.


B.S., Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

Prior Associations

Senior Systems Engineer, Texas Instruments

Senior Product Engineer, National Semiconductor

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