John L. Cordani Jr.
New Haven


  • Cornell Law School, Law School
    J.D. 2011
    ~summa cum laude
  • Cornell University, Undergraduate
    B.A. 2009
    ~magna cum laude


  • Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

John Cordani is a partner in Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey's litigation group. He practices in the areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and commercial litigation, and represents clients in the United States Patent & Trademark Office in prosecuting chemical and mechanical patent applications and trademarks. Prior to law school, John worked as a chemist and received multiple patents covering various aspects of his research.  John received an appointment as a Special Public Defender and represents indigent defendants in appeals of their criminal convictions. John is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Quinnipiac University School of Law and teaches a course on Patent Litigation.

  • Successfully appealed patent applications to the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences to revise the rejections of the patent examiners
  • Represents clients in patent infringement actions located in Connecticut, New Jersey, Minnesota, New York, Texas, and Arkansas
  • Represents clients in the Untied States Patent & Trademark Office in inter partes and ex parte reexaminations as well as patent interferences
  • Represents clients in the International Trade Commission on intellectual property matters
  • Currently represents clients in antitrust actions related to patent misuse located in Connecticut and New Jersey
  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars for 2016-2017 in Intellectual Property, Civil Litigation and Appellate
  • Selected as a "New Leaders in the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune, 2015
  • Salutatorian of Law School Class, 2011
  • Named a 2014 "Rising Star" by Business New Haven

Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Acts as court appointed pro bono counsel in the U.S. District Court of the District of Connecticut for various civil rights cases


  • New Haven Bar Association