John A. Lingl

John Lingl is a registered patent attorney and joined Darrow Mustafa in 2019.


Practice Summary

Mr. Lingl has significant experience in all aspects of intellectual property law. He has acted as outside counsel for a broad range of clients, from individuals, to small businesses, to startups, to Fortune 500 corporations.

LEGAL Experience

Mr. Lingl has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications, both domestically and internationally. In addition, he has expertise in intellectual property portfolio development, and issues regarding patentability, validity, infringement, and licensing.

His litigation experience includes trials, preliminary injunction hearings, Markman hearings summary judgment proceedings and all aspects of fact and expert witness discovery, spanning federal courts across the country. 

TECHNICAL Experience

Mr. Lingl has extensive experience and expertise in numerous technology areas including software, semiconductors, electrical systems, optical systems, terahertz radiation systems, x-ray systems, and virtually all automotive related technologies, including autonomous vehicle and battery electric vehicle technologies


J.D., Arizona State University College of Law, 2004

B.S., Computer Engineering, Kettering University, 2000

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Michigan

  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Michigan

  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Michigan

  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Wisconsin

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Matters

Robert Bosch, LLC v. Snap-on Inc. et al., 769 F.3d 1094 (Fed. Cir. 2014). Successfully defended Snap-On and Drew Technologies in a patent infringement lawsuit. by obtaining an indefiniteness patent invalidity ruling for an automobile parts supplier, which the Federal Circuit unanimously affirmed.

 • Wasica Finance et al. v. Continental, (D.Del. 2012-2018). Represented Defendant Continental and secured a favorable settlement on behalf of Continental.

 • In the Matter of Certain Devices for Capturing and Transmitting Images and Components thereof, ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-831 (U.S. Int’l Trade Comm’n, 2012 -2013 present). Represented Eastman Kodak Company in a Section 337 investigation based on importation of Respondents’ (Apple and HTC) smartphone and tablet products that are accused of infringing Complainant’s patent rights that resulted in a $500 million settlement for Eastman Kodak.

 • Quixtar, Inc. v. Signature Management Team, et al. (D. Nev. 2007-2010). Represented Quixtar in an action relating to misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and tortious interference. The case settled.

 • Quixtar, Inc. v. Woodward, et al. (JAMS Arbitration 2007-2010). Represented Quixtar in an action relating to misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, and tortious interference


John A. Lingl

410 N. Center Street, Suite 200
Northville, Michigan 48167
248-864-5968 P
248-864-5960 F