Education:

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2019

  • Stevens Institute of Technology, M.S., Computer Science

  • Stevens Institute of Technology, B.S., Computer Science

Admitted to Practice:

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Like many CRK attorneys, John worked in industry before becoming an attorney. In fact, John has more than a decade of experience in software development, first as a software developer and then as a system analyst. As a system analyst, John worked for a well-known nonprofit medical association and two household names in the financial services and investment advisor sectors.

While his software-related work was interesting from a technology standpoint, John harbored a dream of going to law school to become a patent attorney. It’s one thing to have a dream and it’s quite another to act on it. After several years of deliberation, John acted, eventually graduating from law school and, shortly after, becoming a registered patent attorney.

While John has clerked with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and worked in another law firm, he feels that there is something unique about CRK. “Rather than being daunting,” (to switch firms during a pandemic), John says, “joining CRK has been a very supportive experience.” Moreover, he notes, “CRK is special. Everyone is genuinely interested in helping me achieve my goals, and it’s particularly evident in the investment they’re making in training me. I’m fortunate to be a part of this great group of people and to work with clients who are extremely strategic with their IP.”

John focuses his practice on patent procurement in the electrical and computer fields, including electrical systems, telecommunications, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and medical devices.

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