John is a registered patent attorney and focuses on securing, licensing and enforcing intellectual property rights. He places a premium on the strategy and management of intellectual property portfolios. From the moment of innovation to the marketplace, he maps out a course designed not only to provide protection for future manufacturing and marketing, but also to impede competitors from entering the game, thereby ensuring his clients have a clear path to market.
John’s practice includes patent preparation and prosecution before the USPTO and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He has represented property holders, acquirers and licensors in the preparation and negotiation of acquisition, nondisclosure and joint development agreements and technology transfers.
John’s technical experience includes catheter-based medical devices, electrocardiology systems, pulse-oximeters, optical sensors, photodynamic treatments, wireless communication devices, high-frequency chest compression devices, medical information systems, fluid filtration devices, optical communication, fluid reclamation, air purification, fluid absorbent articles, pharmaceutical delivery devices, wireless telecommunication systems, RFID systems, electronic commerce, business methods, motor vehicle equipment, transportation, optics and biometrics, paper manufacturing systems, outdoor power equipment and surface cleaning machines.
John is one of only a handful of registered patent attorneys with degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering. John was a former partner at both Fulbright & Jaworski LLP (Norton Rose Fulbright) and Briggs and Morgan PA. John has been named to the 2011 – 2016 Best Lawyers in America list for Intellectual Property Law and Best Lawyers in Minnesota 2014-2015
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