John Carey

Firm: Carey Rodriguez
Location: Miami - FL

  • Brickell Arch 1395 Brickell Avenue Suite 700
    Miami, FL 33131
  • Tel : 305.372.7474
  • Fax : 305.372.7474

John Carey is an intellectual property litigator with first chair trial experience and he heads the firm’s practice in this area. In patent and trade secret cases, Mr. Carey’s experience has spanned technologies as complex and diverse as digital  video systems, microprocessor design, global navigational devices, virtual private networks, portable storage media,  remote computer interface systems, automobile manufacturing, angioplasty catheters, satellite data transmission,  data compression protocols, computer graphical user interfaces, shape memory metal alloys, and many other areas. In trademark and copyright matters, Mr. Carey has litigated claims regarding some of the world’s most recognizable trademarks and copyrighted works in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals, hotels, and music.

Prior to founding CRMG, Mr. Carey was a partner with Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Kilpatrick Stockton LLP,  where he led the South Florida intellectual property practices of these national law firms. He also previously practiced law in the patent litigation group at Fish & Neave in New York. In addition, Mr. Carey co-founded and served as the chief executive officer of an enterprise software development company in Fort Lauderdale.


  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Federal Circuit, Eleventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, with honors, United State Military Academy at West Point, 1989


  • West Point Society of South Florida (Board of Governors; Past President)
  • University of Virginia Business Advisory Council
  • American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


  • In re Cygnus Telecommunications, LLC Patent Litigation,481 F.Supp.2d 1029 (N.D. Cal. 2007) (granting summary judgment of patent invalidity and noninfringement), affirmed, —F.3d—, 2008 WL 3842906 (Fed. Cir. 2008)
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, B.V. v. Consorcio Barr, S.A.,533 F.3d 1349 (11th Cir. 2008) (affirming arbitration award)
  • Clearplay, Inc. v. Nissim Corp., 555 F.Supp.2d 1318 (S.D. Fla. 2008) (dismissing complaint for tortious interference arising out of patent enforcement activities)
  • Catch Curve, Inc. v. Venali, Inc.,519 F.Supp.2d 1028 (C.D. Cal. 2008) (denying motion to dismiss antitrust counterclaims against sham patent litigation)
  • Rexam Airspray, Inc. v. Arminak,471 F.Supp.2d 1292 (S.D. Fla. 2007) (dismissing complaint alleging breach of confidentiality and trade secret theft for lack of personal jurisdiction)
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, B.V. vs. Consorcio Barr, S.A.,267 F. Supp. 2d 1268 (S.D. Fla. 2003) (awarding final judgment of multi-million dollars in damages and attorney’s fees for computer hacking, trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement)
  • Nissim Corp. v. ClearPlay, Inc., 351 F. Supp. 2d 1343 (S.D. Fla. 2004) (finding out-of-state corporate officer subject to suit for patent infringement)
  • Nutrivida, Inc. v. Inmuno Vital, Inc.,46 F. Supp. 2d 1310 (S.D. Fla. 1998) (awarding final judgment of multi-million dollars in damages and attorneys’ fees for trademark infringement and unfair competition)
  • Inmuno Vital, Inc. v. Golden Sun, Inc.,49 F. Supp. 2d 1344 (S.D. Fla. 1997) (granting summary judgment of trademark ownership against prior user)
  • Chazan Medical Devices, Inc. v. Sulzer Intermedics, Inc.,1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 28436 (9th Cir. 1999) (granting injunction against trade secret theft)

Carey Rodriguez

We are known for handling high-stakes plaintiff and “bet the company” defense cases for corporations and individuals in a variety of practice areas across the United States and abroad, including nationwide class actions, reinsurance disputes, real property litigation, internal corporate disputes, and international banking controversies.

Our impressive record of successful outcomes, both in and out of court, speaks for itself.

Our lawyers, which include former federal law clerks and graduates from top-tier law schools, cut their teeth in some of the country’s most prestigious law firms and are respected among their peers, judges, and arbitrators as tenacious out-of-the-box problem solvers and forceful advocates.

While we know that most cases never see the inside of a courtroom, our lawyers bring to the table decades of experience trying complex commercial and intellectual property cases to verdict before juries, judges, and arbitration panels. Our goal is to maximize the prospect of a recovery for the client, whether through verdict or settlement, and to accomplish that goal we prepare for trial using innovative techniques to marshal the evidence and portray a compelling story that impacts the conscience of the trier of fact.

We are mindful of the financial quagmire created by the discovery process and we tailor our discovery methods to focus on the main issues instead of getting bogged down in meaningless discord. We employ state of the art software to analyze electronic discovery for the most useful packets of information without wasteful frolic.

The roadmap to our clients’ success is our wisdom and experience. We identify realistic goals and objectives at the outset of the engagement. We anticipate foreseeable obstacles. And we stay focused on our clients’ goals by “driving to the hoop” at the outset of the case and always maintaining our winning focus.