John's emphasis on litigating intellectual property disputes and background in engineering makes him an asset to his clients.


John practices all aspects of intellectual property, with an emphasis on litigating patent, trademark, and trade secret disputes in U.S. district courts in Missouri and throughout the country. John also has significant experience challenging and defending the validity of patents in Inter Parte Review proceedings (IPRs) before the USPTO. Representative technologies that John has practiced in include: bio-energy, carbon capture, electroplating, metallurgical processing, plastics and materials, and mechanical devices.

Prior to law school, John gained invaluable technical experience working as a manufacturing and process engineer for General Motors.

News & Insights


"2006-2016: A Decade of Contracting Patent Rights," The St. Louis Bar Journal, Vol. 63, No. 4, 2017



Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers© Rising Star, 2014-2018

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Missouri Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Section, Former Chair
  • Motion for Kids Committee

American Bar Association


  • Missouri, 2010
  • Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2008
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 2011
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2016


St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2012

  • Order of the Woolsack

Washington University in St. Louis, M.B.A., 2005

University of Missouri-Rolla, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1999

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