John joined Brooks Kushman in 1999. His focus is federal patent litigation and appeals in the software, electrical, and mechanical arts. He holds an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He litigates patent cases nationwide. He is admitted to practice before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Courts in Delaware, California, Texas, Illinois, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Wisconsin. John is a registered patent attorney, and is authorized to practice before the U.S. Patent Office.
John is a member of Brooks Kushman's management committee. He also runs the firm’s open source software audit and compliance department. John advises manufacturing clients and software developers regarding the proper use and distribution of open source software. John also manages the Firm’s pro-bono trial program. He has been honored six times for his pro-bono service.