John is experienced in all phases of patent prosecution, including counseling, patentability assessments, and preparation and procurement of patents in the mechanical and software (graphical user interface) fields as well as reissue and reexamination of previously issued patents. In addition to his emphasis on patent prosecution and portfolio analysis, John has experience with patent infringement and validity investigations and has participated in a number of significant patent infringement litigation matters from the perspective of both a plaintiff and a defendant. He also has counseled clients on a variety of other intellectual property matters, including trademark procurement, usage and infringement.
In his spare time, John and his family volunteer at a local animal shelter and foster dogs awaiting adoption (which has led to a growing number of permanent foster dogs living in the house). He also enjoys basketball, tennis, skiing and other outdoor activities.