John’s Texas and national litigation practice focuses on intellectual property and complex business disputes. He has extensive experience in cases involving patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, and other types of complex commercial litigation matters. John has tried cases involving patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark infringement, and contractual disputes. His practice also includes seeking and obtaining extraordinary and injunctive relief for clients, including temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.
John’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to start-up companies to individuals. He represents clients in a wide range of businesses, including energy, oilfield services, equipment manufacturers, pipelines, entertainment, and financial services. John has represented his clients in state and federal district courts throughout the country
Prior to his legal career, John worked as an engineer for the Nothrop Grumman (f/k/a Northrop Corporation) in Southern California.
Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY. J.D., May 1995.
Syracuse Law Review
The University of Texas, Austin, TX. M.S. Mechanical Engineering, August 1989.
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. B.S. Mechanical Engineering, May 1987.
Honor Fraternities: Pi Tau Sigma (president) and Tau Beta Pi (member)
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Neal P. McCurn, United States District Court, Northern District of New York, Syracuse, NY.
Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America (2021)
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Federal Claims
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional & Community Involvement
Syracuse University Law Alumni Association, Former Board Member
The Nature Conservancy Advisory Board, Houston, Former Board Member
Texas Bar Foundation
Houston Bar Foundation
University of Texas Endowed Scholarship
Texas Star Alliance, Houston & Austin, TX
Principal. An integrated public affairs group. December 2014 to March 2017.
Bracewell, L.L.P., Houston, TX
Partner & Associate. February 2004 to September 2014.
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., Houston, TX
Associate Attorney. January 1999 to February 2004.
Pravel, Hewitt, Kimball & Krieger, Houston, TX
Associate Attorney. September 1995 to December 1998