Blackbird Technologies Welcomes John Handy

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Blackbird Technologies (, a company dedicated to helping independent inventors and small companies realize value from their patents, welcomes John Handy, a patent lawyer with extensive technical knowledge and vast experience in patent litigation and analysis.

John Handy joins Blackbird Technologies as Senior Litigation Counsel.

Blackbird Technologies ( is pleased to announce that John Handy has joined the company as Senior Litigation Counsel.

“John is an important addition to our team. He brings both deep technical knowledge and vast experience in litigation and patent analysis. We are very excited he has decided to join us,” said Wendy Verlander, President and CEO of Blackbird Technologies.

Chris Freeman, VP and Head of Litigation at Blackbird Technologies, added: “We’re thrilled to have John join the team. John’s background and experience are a great fit for Blackbird, and his addition further augments our growing roster of top-notch litigation talent.”

Mr. Handy’s legal expertise covers many aspects of patent law. As a patent litigator at White & Case and Greenberg Traurig, he gained extensive experience before federal courts and the International Trade Commission, representing high-tech and financial Fortune 100 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, medical instruments, and personal navigation devices. He also has experience in all aspects of patent procurement, including appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. 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.

Mr. Handy has a broad and diverse technical background, having worked for five years in the dot-com industry. As an Internet Application Developer, he utilized programming languages, application servers, and databases such as Java, Macromedia ColdFusion, Microsoft Active Server Pages, SQL Server, and a variety of client-side DHTML techniques.

Mr. Handy received his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, and his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. While at Fordham, he was a judicial extern for the Honorable Victor Marrero in the Southern District of New York, and the Honorable William J. Martini in the District of New Jersey.

“Blackbird has assembled a first-rate legal team with collective patent litigation experience and insight that rivals those at large firms. I am excited to join and look forward to promoting the patent rights of individual inventors and their companies,” said Mr. Handy.

About Blackbird Technologies

Blackbird Technologies provides a unique opportunity for individual inventors and small companies to realize the value of their patents. By using in-house expertise, rather than expensive law firms, Blackbird Technologies is able to litigate at reduced costs and achieve results that equal or exceed what a law firm would recover. This company creates efficiencies that make it possible for individual inventors and small companies to see the end game – realizing the true value of their patents.

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