John L. Hines, Jr.
John L. Hines, Jr. works with clients seeking to realize value from intellectual property, technology, data, and other information and software technology assets through licenses, joint ventures, M&A, and cloud and other technology services agreements.
John has counseled clients on software and information technology matters for over twenty years. John works with clients to create go-to-market transactional models for development, licensing and commercialization of information technologies, including advanced and emerging technologies involving artificial intelligence and sensor technologies. John regularly counsels clients on their rights under the Copyright Act, and, in that context, he continues to help clients navigate the use of open source software in development projects, transactional due diligence and contractual risk allocation.
Earlier in his career, John was a litigator and represented clients in the state and federal courts in criminal defense matters, civil rights claims, shareholder and commercial disputes, and intellectual property litigation. John continues to provide intellectual property litigation support and assists clients in resolving copyright and contract disputes pertaining to rights allocations and infringements.
American Bar Association (Intellectual Property Law Section (IP Transactions and Licensing Committee); Science and Technology Section)
Northwestern University School of Law, Adjunct Faculty Member
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Adjunct Faculty Member
Erikson Institute, Board of Trustees (Past Board Chair)