John represents Fortune 500 companies to start-ups in all phases of domestic and international patent and trademark procurement including strategic planning.
Over the last 35 years John has authored and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in diverse fields including oil and gas field fluids, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals and specialty chemicals. His representation further includes patent appeals before the Board of Appeals in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board as well as drafting of validity and non-infringement opinions. He has also litigated patent, trade dress, trade secrets and trademark infringements matters in various U.S. federal courts.
John also holds an advanced degree from Georgetown University in organic chemistry. Prior to graduating from law school, John was with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for over 5 years. He graduated with a J.D. from The George Mason University School of Law in 1983.
He is a member of the Texas State Bar, Virginia State Bar, the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, former Chairman of the Houston chapter of the Licensing Executive Society and has served on the Grievance Committee of the State Bar of Texas. He has authored numerous articles on domestic and international patent and trademark matters and is a frequent lecturer.
John is admitted to practice before various U.S. federal district courts and the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has been consistently recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in intellectual property by Texas Super Lawyer.
The George Mason University School of Law
J.D. - Intellectual Property - 1983
Advanced Degree in Organic Chemistry
Awards & Affiliations
- Texas State Bar, Member
- Virginia State Bar, Member
- American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
- Houston Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
- Houston Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society, Former Chairman
- Super Lawyer - "Texas Super Lawyer"
- Admitted to practice before: various U.S. Federal District Courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit