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I've provided intellectual property counsel to companies, from well-established to venture capital funded startups to local businesses, as well as investors, both pre and post investment, on matters such as: 

  • Patent portfolio strength analysis

  • Internal intellectual property intake structuring for forward thinking best-in-class portfolios

  • Drafted and prosecuted patents to protect innovations in the US and internationally, on budget, including a 300+ patent portfolio as sole in-house counsel of $250M funded startup Beamreach/Solexel with subsequent acquisitions by Tesla

  • Drafted and prosecuted trademark applications to protect brands before the USPTO, including trademark cancellation proceedings for the University of Texas  

In addition to my law firm, I serve as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Create Appalachia, I teach intellectual property law as faculty at East Tennessee State University, and I am an advisor to various Silicon Valley and Johnson City startups. 

My podcast "Let's See the Patents with John Wood" may be found here.

My virtual practice stretches to clients across the country, and I'm based in beautiful downtown Johnson City TN, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with my wife Maggie and our two kiddos and two dogs. 

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

  • Tennessee 

  • Texas

  • The University of Texas School of Law

    • J.D.

    • Intellectual Property Law Journal

  • The Georgia Institute of Technology

    • B.S.

    • Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • Semiconductors and Photovoltaics

    • Materials

    • Structures

    • Processing

    • Tools

  • Power Electronics and Integrated Circuits

  • Lasers

  • Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

  • Computing, Processing, and Hardware

    • Electronic Payment Systems

    • Data Storage and Transfer

    • Modeling Systems

    • Augmented Reality

    • Media Platforms 

    • IT Infrastructure

  • Biotechnology

  • Bioreactors

  • Medical Devices and Diagnostic Tools

  • Power Supply Systems

  • Telecommunications

  • Sensors

  • Electrodes

  • Optics 

  • Solar Modules and Racking

  • Fabrication Tools

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