John focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution with a technical concentration in the areas of medical devices (including implantable and drug-eluting devices), pharmaceuticals (including active ingredients, formulations and methods of use), drug delivery systems (including gene therapy and nanoparticle drug delivery), diagnostic test methods (including immunodiagnostics and nucleic acid diagnostics), biosensors and humanized antibodies. He has successfully prosecuted numerous patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has worked with associates in many other countries to obtain patent protection outside the United States.
John’s counseling experience includes rendering client-requested opinions on patentability, patent validity, patent infringement, and freedom-to-operate. He has also provided counseling in the areas of patent licensing, patent portfolio management and patent term extension.
Prior to studying the law, John worked as a research scientist and project manager in the United States and Europe. During this time, he was involved in the development of immunodiagnostic test methods and instrumentation.