A former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) Patent Examiner, John Freeman focuses his practice on patent preparation and prosecution; counseling; licensing; and opinion work, particularly in the electro-mechanical arts. He has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting both domestic and international patents. Clients regularly come to John for opinions regarding patentability and patent validity, as well as potential infringement liability for new products. He has recent experience with the new post-grant review proceedings instituted under the America Invents Act.
With both undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics, John’s technical background gives him a strong foundation for understanding his clients’ innovations. He helps clients think forward by identifying aspects of their inventions they might not have thought to patent, giving them even more protection for valuable, market-leading innovations. A dedicated advocate for his clients before the USPTO, John takes an aggressive approach to achieve the broadest patent protection possible.
Known as a problem-solver around the firm, John has developed a reputation for getting patents in cases that have stalled or run up against roadblocks at the USPTO. He often represents solo inventors who have good ideas but lack the experience needed to draft an effective patent application that will give adequate protection to a commercially viable product. John’s other clients include large international corporations and mid-sized companies. With such a diverse client base, he has developed a broad familiarity with many industries and technologies. As a Patent Examiner, John was responsible for reviewing applications involving the X-ray arts, and has handled a significant amount of work in that area. He also prepares and prosecutes patents for measuring devices that use diffraction principles, laser systems used in eye surgery, other medical equipment, and business processes.