John focuses his practice on patent licensing and counseling. Before coming to Shook, John served as associate general counsel at Microsoft Corporation, where he led a team that analyzed patents for conflicts, outbound licensing, litigation support and risk mitigation. He also completed a two-year international assignment for Microsoft, handling intellectual property matters originating in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, John taught a class on intellectual property licensing at Seattle University School of Law as an adjunct professor from 2005 to 2011.
While at George Washington University Law School, John served as notes editor of The Journal of International Law and Economics and on the publication staff of AIPLA Quarterly Journal. He also worked at the U.S. International Trade Commission as well as the U.S. Court of Claims for The Honorable Wilkes C. Robinson in Washington, D.C. John received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University, where he served as president of the Rice Engineering Association and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Rice Chapter.