John joined the firm in 1970 and has over the years tended to concentrate in litigation of intellectual property issues, while also handling patent licensing and prosecution matters. Prior to working with the firm, he had worked in his hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, as a television engineer, as a microbiologist, and as a construction worker. He has served as an adjunct professor in Purdue University’s School of Mechanical Engineering. He has served as a mediator and as an arbitrator in intellectual property disputes.
John tends to focus his practice on issues that are difficult or complex either technically, legally, or diplomatically. He is comfortable working in all areas of technology. John has been selected for inclusion in Indiana Super Lawyers® each year from 2004 to 2009.
|IN||Active In Good Standing||1970||04/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine||N/A|
|Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent||Martindale-Hubbell®||N/A|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Chemical Society||N/A||N/A|
|American Intellectual Property Law Association||N/A||N/A|
|Indianapolis Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers||N/A||N/A|
|Indiana State Bar Association||Chair, Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section||1978 - 1979|
|George Washington University||JD - Juris Doctor||1970|
|Purdue University||B.S. Biology||1967|
|K-Tech Telecommunications v. Blonder Tongue Laboratories, Inc. (Fed Cir 2014)||All claims of three patents invalid|
|JVW Enterprises v. Interact Accessories, 424 Fd.3d 1324, Fed. Cir Oct. 3, 2005||Infringement found, district court reversed|
|Christianson v. Colt Industries Operating Corp., 486 U.S. 800||Became lead case on jurisdiction of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit|
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