John’s Texas and national litigation practice focuses on diverse and complex business disputes. He has extensive experience in intellectual property cases of patent, trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement, as well as misappropriation of trade secrets. John’s clients range from Fortune 100 companies to start-up companies in state and federal district courts throughout the country. He represents clients in a wide range of businesses, some of which include internet retailers, computer software developers, computer hardware manufacturers, telecommunications providers, energy corporations, oilfield companies, oilfield service companies, pipeline companies, homebuilders, and financial services companies.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Luman worked as an engineer for the Northrop Corporation in Southern California.
Louis Vuitton Malletier v. Texas International Partnership, Ltd. et al. Defended claims of contributory trademark infringement on behalf of landlords in a dispute over counterfeit Louis Vuitton merchandise. On the eve of trial in the Southern District of Texas, the parties reached a confidential settlement arrangement, favorable for our client.
Key Energy Services v. CC Forbes. Represented the plaintiff, an oil field services company, in a case involving infringement in Mexico on two of Key’s patents related to monitoring systems on workover rigs. After three days of jury trial in the Eastern District of Texas, the parties reached a very favorable settlement for Key with Forbes ceasing its infringing activities in Mexico.
Investcom Consortium Holding SA, et al. v. Wilmot, et al. Represented Ghanaian client in general commercial litigation lawsuit in the Southern District of Texas wherein plaintiff sought a preliminary injunction prohibiting our client from proceeding with its lawsuit in Ghana . The District Court denied the injunction and the Fifth Circuit denied Plaintiff’s expedited appeal.
PrintGuard, Inc. v. Anti-Marking Systems, Inc. Represented defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit in the District of Massachusetts wherein the plaintiff sought a preliminary injunction. The Court denied plaintiff’s injunction request and the parties settled
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1995. Syracuse Law Review
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 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)
Honors & Awards
Woodward White, Inc’s The Best Lawyers in America 2015
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
Houston ISD Trustee, District VII, www.johnluman.com – Candidate
STOP Fountainviewproject, www.stopfountainviewproject.org – Chairman
Syracuse University Law Alumni Association – Former Board Member
The Nature Conservancy Advisory Board, Houston – Former Board Member
Texas Bar Foundation
University of Texas Endowed Scholarship
Principal at Texas Star Alliance, an integrated public affairs group (2014-Present)
Partner & Associate at Bracewell & Giuliani, L.L.P. (2004-2014)
Associate Attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. (1999-2004)
Associate Attorney at Pravel, Hewitt, Kimball & Krieger (1995-1998)