John represents large and small businesses in complex litigation throughout the country, especially patent, copyright, and trademark disputes. John’s careful research, clear communication, and forceful execution help his clients avoid litigation when possible and prevail when necessary. John’s intellectual property cases typically involve representing clients in high tech, hardware, software, consumer products, e-commerce, and cannabis matters.
John has had the honor of being named an Oregon Super Lawyer in IP litigation since 2009, and he was selected as one of the top 1000 patent professionals worldwide by Intellectual Asset Management magazine. He is also an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, teaching patent litigation.
A native Oregonian, John graduated from Cornell Law School magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, serving as an editor of the Cornell Law Review. Before joining Harris Bricken, John practiced at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco, at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C., and as an IP litigation partner at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland.
John’s professional service includes terms as the past president of the Oregon Patent Law Association and Federal Bar Association, and as a member of the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors. He has also served on the boards of All Classical Radio (chair) and Portland Piano International. When John isn’t spending time with his two boys, you can find him at a musical performance, either onstage behind the keys or in the audience.
Intellectual Property Partner, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, Portland OR
Senior Litigation Associate, Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco CA
Regulatory and Litigation Associate, Covington & Burling, Washington DC
Judicial Clerk, Honorable Conrad K. Cyr, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Oregon Patent Law Association: Former President
Oregon Federal Bar Association: President-Elect
Ninth Circuit Lawyer’s Representative: U. S. District Court,
District of Oregon
Lewis & Clark Law School: Adjunct Professor of Law, patent litigation
Oregon SuperLawyers: Selected by peers as SuperLawyer in IP Litigation every year since 2009, reserved for top 5% of Oregon lawyers.
IAM 1000 for 2013: Ranked as one of the top 1000 patent professionals world-wide by Intellectual Asset Management magazine, which described him as “a very bright guy [,] aggressive and successful.”
Martindale-Hubbell AV ranking: Awarded preeminent ranking (5.0 out of 5) by peers for legal ability and ethics.