909 Poydras St, #2300, New Orleans, LA 70112

Juan J. Lizarraga


Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property

All aspects of Intellectual Property Law, including prosecution of patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, patent opinions, litigation of patent infringement, prosecution of trademark applications at the Federal and state level, litigation of trademark infringement, registration of copyrights, advice and litigation of copyright disputes, advice and litigation relating to misappropriation and protection of trade secrets, advice on licensing of intellectual property rights and joint venture technology sharing agreements.


Litigation in Federal and state courts with emphasis on class actions, toxic tort, product liability and maritime personal injury.


Advice and preparation of offshore drilling, diving and shipyard construction, catering, vessel charter and towing contracts. Advice on sale of United States and foreign flag vessels.

Engineering Experience

Friede & Goldman, Senior Engineer/Contract Administrator, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1980 – 1983

Contract Administrator on behalf of naval architect for over 15 mobile offshore drilling rigs (total construction cost $1.2 billion) under construction in Korea, Taiwan, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Negotiated with rig owners on behalf of shipyards and naval architect. Managed communications and negotiations with regulatory agencies such as the United States Coast Guard, the American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas, and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

Korkut Engineers, Inc., Vice President, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1966 – 1976

Managed naval architectural firm and practiced engineering in the design of offshore drilling rigs and marine vessels including marine propulsion systems, piping systems and HVAC.

Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company (ODECO), Barge Engineer, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1965 – 1966

Served aboard the semi-submersible drilling barge “Ocean Queen” in the Gulf of Mexico, responsible for calculating and maintaining vessel stability.


“Major Revisions to Patent Laws” – Recent Developments, Louisiana State Bar Journal, 1995.

“Doctrine of Equivalents” and “Interpretation and Construction of Patent Claims” – Recent Developments, Louisiana State Bar Journal, 1995.

“Interpretation and Construction of Patent Claims” – Recent Developments, Louisiana  State Bar Journal,1996.