John is a Partner in the firm's Charlotte office where he practices in the areas of intellectual property, patents, and technology law. He works with clients to protect and exploit their intellectual property assets, whether that concerns securing patents, facing disputes over infringement or trade secrets, or being able to speak the technical language of clients in diverse industries. John has experience drafting non-infringement and invalidity opinions, managing patent portfolios, performing due diligence of patent portfolios, and providing general litigation support.
Prior to becoming an attorney, John served as a process engineer for Archer Daniels Midland Co., an American global food-processing and commodities-trading corporation. He has also worked as a chemist and process engineer in the bulk pharmaceutical division of Mallinckrodt, Inc., a multi-billion dollar global pharmaceutical company.