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Practice Areas

Patent Litigation; Patent Prosecution; IP and Technology Transactions; Trademark Law; Copyright Law; Antitrust and Trade Regulation Counseling and Litigation; Intellectual Property; Intellectual Property Litigation


John has 30+ years of experience working in patent and trademark law and serves as Chair of the Intellectual Property group, a position he has held for more than 10 years. John's focus is primarily on complex litigation matters that include patents. John has extensive experience in litigation and dispute resolution in all areas of intellectual property. He also provides clients with counseling and strategy concerning the procurement of patents and trademarks. In addition, John has provided numerous opinions in patent and trademark matters. John has successfully handled a diverse range of federal and state litigation claims on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of patents, copyrights, trade secrets, product configuration and trademarks. His experience includes managing cases that involve international and multi-national litigation.

Professional Memberships

Chair, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's IP Advisory Council; American Bar Association; Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA); President, Board of Directors, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Cleveland


J.D., cum laude, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1989; B.S. in Electronic Technology, cum laude, Bowling Green State University, 1985