John has been interested in technology since his first Apple IIgs
He is highly sought after for his deep understanding of the intersection of law and technology.
John has extensive experience in internet law, intellectual property, corporate law, and international law. He has litigated matters in these areas in state and federal courts across the United States, including in front of courts of appeals and international arbitration bodies, such as the World Intellectual Property Organization, National Arbitration Forum, and the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law.
He has also served as an adjunct professor of both trademark and Internet law for Michigan State University College of Law, teaching both in East Lansing, Michigan and in MSU’s summer abroad program in Opatija, Croatia.
He has been published and interviewed concerning internet law, intellectual property law, and emerging legal issues by various media outlets, including the Economist, Intellectual Property Magazine, Canadian Public Radio, and other media outlets across the country and world. He is regularly asked to speak to conferences and corporations on his areas of expertise.
Each year from 2015 through 2020 John has been acknowledged as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers. He was most recently recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the best lawyers in the Midwest in the field of intellectual property.
In 2014, he was recognized as one of the most influential people under the age of 40 in his home of Traverse City, Michigan.
John has been interested in technology since his first Apple IIgs, and still maintains a Linux server in his basement. He is highly involved in his community, and has served as a board member of the tech incubator 20 Fathoms, the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority, the Traverse City History Center, and as chairman of the board of pH Productions, a comedy theater in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.
He rarely leaves work behind, but, when he does, you can find him sailing on Lake Michigan, fly fishing, or spending time with his family. John is a dual citizen of the United States and Luxembourg.
Admissions: State of Michigan, State of Illinois, Western District of Michigan, Eastern District of Michigan, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Indiana, District of Colorado, Northern District of Texas.