His practice includes drafting and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, patentability and infringement opinions, preparation of expert reports, serving as an expert witness on patent examination policy and procedure as well as inequitable conduct issues. He also advises clients on 35 U.S.C. §101 issues, particularly with respect to business methods.
John’s expertise includes oilfield equipment, downhole tools, business methods and medical devices. John has extensive experience dealing with patent eligibility issues under 35 U.S.C §101 and particularly in the area of business methods. He was the Group Director of the business methods examination group for several years while at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and also served as the Group Director for medical and surgical devices examination art units.