Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Tracy Johnson is a Partner with Calfee's Intellectual Property and Litigation practice groups who specializes in advising clients on responding to and defending against patent infringement claims asserted by non-practicing entities (Patent Trolls). He advises clients regarding avoiding and managing risks associated with intellectual property rights and claims.
He also represents business clients in a variety of complex intellectual property and commercial civil litigation matters including class actions.
Tracy currently serves as outside intellectual property counsel to both KeyCorp and FirstEnergy Corp. Other representative intellectual property clients include MTD Products, Automated Packaging Systems, Master Lock, Invacare, Associated Materials and United States Endoscopy Group.
In addition to litigating intellectual property claims, Tracy also represents clients in a variety of complex commercial disputes including securities fraud class actions and disputes over asset purchase, stock purchase, and technology development and delivery agreements. Representative commercial dispute clients include FirstEnergy Corp., Swagelok, Medical Mutual of Ohio and PCC Airfoils.
Tracy was recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers as one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Cleveland and Top 100 Attorneys in Ohio in 2014.
Prior to practicing law, Tracy served in the United States Navy as a nuclear engineer and worked as an aerospace program manager with Thiokol Corporation overseeing the manufacture of satellite rocket motors. He has extensive knowledge of and technical experience with power systems, electrical, mechanical and systems engineering, power generation and distribution, computer science, chemistry and physics. He also has substantial business experience, which aids him in understanding his clients’ challenges and servicing their needs.
Tracy started practicing law with Jones Day in 1994 before joining Calfee in 1998. He became a partner with the firm in 2004.
Ohio Super Lawyers (2013-2016)
Top 50 Attorneys in Cleveland
Top 100 Attorneys in Ohio (2014)
The Best Lawyers in America©
Commercial Litigation (2022)