With over 30 years of intellectual property experience, much of John’s practice focuses on servicing domestic and foreign businesses in connection with securing U.S. patent protection, designing products to minimize U.S. patent risks and import concerns, providing analysis and opinions concerning patent infringement and validity, and licensing. His practice also focuses on IP due diligence in corporate transactions, invention harvesting, portfolio management, and significant client counseling in connection with identifying, securing and leveraging patents and other intellectual property assets to achieve business and competitive advantages. For example, he has drafted hundreds of original patent applications and has assisted in prosecution of over a thousand U.S. and foreign patent applications in the electrical, mechanical, software, and business method areas, mostly involving high-tech electronics and communications technologies. John has conducted hundreds of face-to-face interviews with patent examiners at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
John has experience servicing foreign business in connection with securing U.S. patent protection, product design to minimize U.S. patent risks and import concerns, and drafting legal opinions relative to infringement or validity issues. He has extensive experience overseas, particularly with clients in Japan, China, Taiwan and Europe. John has basic knowledge of the German language.