John V. Wintermute Associate

New York
T 973.597.6330 | F 973.597.6331

John focuses on all aspects of intellectual property and commercial transactions. He is experienced in navigating open-source software issues; preparing terms of service and privacy policies; and drafting a range of contracts, including licensing, publishing, production, distribution, management, assignment, and services agreements.

Working with small and large trademark portfolios, John has advised clients on selecting trademarks, prosecuting trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and protecting trademark and related rights through a variety of enforcement mechanisms.

Clients value John’s constructive, fair-minded approach. He combines insight, understanding, and sensitivity to his clients’ needs with a dedication to protecting their rights, businesses, and ideas. A pragmatic style and a background in business give John an eye for anticipating issues and tailoring a legal approach that makes good practical sense.


Coders Beware: Licensing Issues Abound for Ether Apps
Coindesk, December 6, 2017
Matt Savare, John Wintermute
Open Source Software A Core Competency For Effective Tech M&A
IP Watch, September 12, 2016
Mark Kesslen, John Wintermute
Terms Of Misuse: Class Plaintiffs Exploit Obscure New Jersey Law, Creating E-Commerce Havoc
Westlaw Journal, July 29, 2016
Matt Savare, Gavin Rooney, John Wintermute
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Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler represented TRANZACT in its sale to private equity fund, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. TRANZACT, the leading provider of direct-to-consumer sales and marketing solutions for insurance carriers in the United States, is a longtime firm client. This transaction represents the fourth time Lowenstein has been involved in the sale of a stake of this company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal team included Steven Siesser, Traci Tomaselli, Anita Chapdelaine, Jonathan Goodman, Katie Cobb, Bryan Seelig, Jim Gregory, Darren Goodman, Megan Monson, Brian Silikovitz, Lesley Adamo, Lowell Citron, Chad Pearlman, Maureen MontagueVanessa Ignacio and John Wintermute. , June 9, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler represented 160over90, a national branding and creative services agency, in the sale of a majority stake to Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Lowenstein deal team included Ethan Skerry, Alex Brooks, Bryan Seelig, Brian Silikovitz, Christina Iafe, Lesley Adamo, Andrew Graw, Darren Goodman, Ted Sica, Dan Suckerman, and John Wintermute. , March 1, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler represented Moelis Capital Partners in its investment in Flexible Architecture and Simplified Technology (FAST), which is a leading provider of software solutions for the insurance industry. FAST is recognized as a leader in technology within the US marketplace, and is well-positioned to serve its customers through this deal. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. The Lowenstein deal team included Christopher Henry, Jonathan Goodman, Kimberly Donnelly Rowe, Sarah Saladini, Marc Kurzweil, Vanessa Ignacio, John Wintermute, Michael Walutes, Lesley Adamo, Jim Gregory, and Stuart Yusem. , September 9, 2015

Related Areas

Media and Entertainment
Privacy and Information Security
The Tech Group
Trademark Prosecution and Enforcement


Seton Hall University School of Law ( J.D. , 2014 ) , magna cum laude, Seton Hall Law Review – Managing Editor
The College of New Jersey ( B.S. , 2011 ) , Business Administration, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey