John M. Rogitz


John M. Rogitz manages many of the firm’s clients and much of its day-to-day operations. He is a registered patent attorney specializing in patent preparation and prosecution in a range of technologies including artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, extended reality, Internet of things (IoT), blockchain, rules-based software, computer hardware, medical devices, electrical and mechanical inventions, and fintech. His clients range from startups and independent inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Before joining Rogitz & Associates, John was engaged in civil litigation at the Watkins Firm, a San Diego-based law firm.

John also writes for various IP publications including IPWatchdog, America’s leading patent law publication. He has also been published in IP Today, IP Magazine, and others. In addition, John regularly speaks to trade groups like the National Association of Patent Practitioners and Licensing Executives Society and has taught intellectual property at the undergraduate level. Prior to practicing law, John worked as a web developer for Loyola Marymount University.

John is also involved in a number of professional organizations, including the California Lawyer’s Association (IP Section), the Federalist Society (past San Diego president), and the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange.

John received his J.D. in 2009 from California Western School of Law, where he was selected for the Dean’s List and served as President of both the Student Intellectual Property Law Association and the Cal Western Federalist Society. John studied physics at Loyola Marymount University where, among other activities, he wrote for the school newspaper and served as the Philanthropy Chair for his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha.