John O'Banion, Managing Partner O'Bannion and Ritchey LLP

John O Banion, J.D.

Managing Partner
O'Banion & Ritchey LLP
Mr. O'Banion is the managing partner at O'Banion & Ritchey LLP which is a boutique intellectual property practice in Sacramento, California. The firm specializes in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Our practice involves U.S. and foreign registration, litigation, and licensing of intellectual property rights.

Mr. O'Banion is the managing partner at O'Banion & Ritchey LLP which is a boutique intellectual property practice in Sacramento, California. The firm specializes in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Our practice involves U.S. and foreign registration, litigation, and licensing of intellectual property rights.
Mr. O'Banion has both educational and work experience in the area of electrical engineering, including semiconductor design and fabrication, circuit design, electromagnetics, signal processing, data processing and computer system architecture and programming.
Since 1988, Mr. O'Banion has assisted clients with obtaining hundreds of patents in technology areas ranging from basic mechanical devices to high technology electronic, computer, signal processing, communications, medical and dental devices. Mr. O'Banion also has experience in technology transfer and licensing, and represents small and large corporations, as well as individual inventors, pursue and defend patent infringement actions.
Mr. O'Banion was appointed to the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, Intellectual Property Section by the Board of Governors in 1996, and was appointed as Chair for the 2000-2001 term. Previously, Mr. O'Banion also held the positions of Secretary and Vice-Chair. Mr. O'Banion was elected co-Vice-Chair of the Council of State Bar Sections for the 2002-2003 term, as co-Chair for the 2003-2004 term, and served as a member on the Board of Governor's Task Force.
Mr. O'Banion has taught several Section Education Institutes on behalf of the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of California, and has taught at the Intellectual Property Section's Annual Institute, at the Conference on Exploitation of the State's Intellectual Property Rights, at the California Continuing Education of the Bar's Intellectual Property Litigation Program, and at the American Association of Public Welfare Attorneys Annual National Training Continuing Education Conference. Each of these courses qualified for providing credit for continuing legal education for the participants. Mr. O'Banion has also lectured in the area of intellectual property at McGeorge School of Law, at California State University, Sacramento, and at the University of California at Davis.