John Nethery is a leader in prosecuting complex electrical and computer technology patents. With more than 18 years of experience in every aspect of patent prosecution, he has been the key strategist behind securing robust protection for hundreds of business-critical innovations. Extensively trained in computer engineering, John is that rare breed of lawyer who can both strategize at the highest levels and roll up his sleeves to work one-on-one with inventors.
Clients count on John’s knowledge and experience to help them present their most complex, cutting-edge technologies to the U.S. Patent Office. He handles patents that have helped transform global technology markets in such diverse industries as high-speed networking, cellular communications, signal processing and cloud computing, to name just a few.
John takes a long-term approach to patent prosecution, looking ahead to ensure that applications cover a wide array of potential implementations. His strategies extend beyond U.S. borders to secure consistent global coverage for client innovations. At the same time, he is keenly attuned to client timelines, budgets and business goals.
John has worked with a broad spectrum of technologies including: microprocessor architectures; communication systems, including hardware (e.g., PHY layer) and software (e.g., data link layer) implementation aspects of 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, WiGig, 3G, 4G/LTE, and other standards and protocols; signal processing, including transmitter pre-distortion, non-linear amplifier gain control, and error correction coding techniques; femtocell architecture and operation, including standards based and non-standards based protocol interaction with user equipment; transistor level flash memory architecture and device operation; and touchscreen design and implementation, including touchscreen scanning techniques.
Before becoming a patent lawyer, John was a computer engineer. His hardware engineering experience includes digital circuit architecture for laptop computers, fiber optic data communication systems, embedded controllers for Intel microprocessor based architectures, FCC EMC testing and compliance, and local peripheral and video device bus mastering designs with Altera erasable programmable digital logic devices. He also has extensive engineering experience with digital circuit design, schematic capture, circuit simulation, and printed circuit board layout, as well as design, construction, and hardware and software debugging of hardware prototypes. His experience with software languages and computer systems includes hardware description languages, C and other high level programming languages, different varieties of assembly language, and microcontroller programming.