University Bio - John V. Biernacki

John V. Biernacki

Adjunct Faculty

Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Room: N/A
Phone: (216) 586-7747


  • J.D., University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, ‘95
  • M.A., John Carroll University, ‘94
  • B.S., University of Detroit, ‘87


As a partner with Jones Day, Professor Biernacki’s practice area includes patent portfolio strategy, prosecution, freedom-to-practice opinions, reexamination, litigation, and licensing work in the software and business method patent area. His work also includes merger and acquisition transactions where intellectual property is a significant factor. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Professor Biernacki was a software engineer for E.I. Du Pont and a NASA contractor. His publications in trade magazines and presentations before professional organizations typically focus on software and business method patent issues.


Law Firm Program: Intellectual Property Law (7020)