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John focuses his practice on the litigation and prosecution of all areas of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, copyright and Internet law. He also provides consultation for clients in the exploitation of intellectual property rights through licensing and litigation.

Prior to joining Emerson Thomson Bennett, John was the Chair of the IP Group at Brouse McDowell, and was a partner in the law firm of Emerson & Skeriotis. John worked for Babcock and Wilcox as a cooperative mechanical engineer and for Aircraft Braking Systems as a mechanical engineer.

John is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

He was selected as a 2005 Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star and is a graduate of the 17th Class of Leadership Stark County.

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Akron, Ohio







  • Intellectual Property

  • Patent

  • Trademarks

  • Copyright

  • Internet Law

  • Litigation

  • Licensing


  • Ohio

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio

    • JD – 1997

  • The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

    • BS – 1990

    • Major: Mechanical Engineering


  • FenF, LLC v. Taylor Gifts, Inc., 2:10-CV-14351-DPH-MKM

  • Barnett Outdoors, LLC v. Hunter’s Manufacturing Company, Inc

       dba TenPoint Crossbow Technologies, 6:08-CV-01916

  • EMSAT Advanced Geo-Location Technology, LLC et al v. T-Mobile

       USA, Inc., 4:08-CV-00817

  • FenF, LLC v. HealioHealth, Inc., et al., 5:08-cv-00404-SL

  • Becka v. Little Tikes Company, Rubbermaid, Inc. 5:97-cv-01459-


  • Becka v.Fisher-Price, Inc. et al., 1:00-cv-00575-KMO

  • Becka et al v. Chelsea & Scott, LTD. et al., 1:00-cv-02187-PRM

  • Becka v. Zany Brainy, Inc. et al., 1:02-cv-00180-SO

  • Becka v. Huffy Corporation, 5:08-cv-01745-SO

  • Becka v. Moose Mountain Marketing, LLC, 5:08-cv-01862-CAB

  • Soilworks, LLC v. Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc., 2:06-CV-02141-


  • Veterinary Imaging Centers, Inc. v. Sound Technologies, Inc., et

       al., 1:02-cv-00282-DCN

  • Classic Video, Inc. v. Classic Teleproductions, Inc., 5:98-cv-


  • Katherine Collections, Inc. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 5:04-cv-02335-


  • Florists’ Transworld Delivery, Inc. v. Malek, 5:06-cv-02277-JG

  • Mr. Heater, Inc. v. CFM Corporation, et al., 1:06-cv-00577-CAB

  • Exmark Mfg. Co., Inc. v. MTD Products Inc, et al., 8:00-cv-00225-


  • Dr. Morton Walker v. East Park Research, Inc., Robert Concoby, et

       al., 5:99-cv-00838-DDD

  • Sandridge Food Corporation v. Garden Fresh Foods, Inc., 3:05-cv-


  • Hunter’s Manufacturing, Inc. dba TenPoint Crossbow

       Technologies v. Precision Shooting Equipment, 5:06-cv-02216-JG

  • John Shirilla v. Photogenic Professional Lighting, Inc., 4:01-cv-


  • MTD Products Inc v. Rotary Corporation, 1:01-cv-02366-PRM

  • May Industries of Ohio, Inc. v. MTD Products Inc, 1:07-cv-00111-


  • Virkler v. Herbert Enterprises, Inc., 6:04-CV-1652-JA-DAB

  • MTD Products Inc v. Fisher Barton Blades, Inc., 1:03-cv-00167-


  • Waltco v. National Liftgate Parts, Inc., 5:06-cv-01480-JRA

  • Nexagen, LLC v. Holly Olson, 5:06-cv-00372-JG

  • Glow, Inc. v. Classic Imports, Inc., 3:05-cv-07425-JZ

  • Mr. Heater, Inc. v. Nanjing Pro-Com Electric Appliance Co., Ltd., et

       al., 1:07-cv-00118-SO

  • MTD Products Inc v. Frederick Manufacturing Corporation, 5:03-


  • Fitness Quest, Inc. v. Wonderfulbuys, et al., 5:06-cv-02204-GJL

  • Walsh University v. Walsh College of Accountancy and Business

       Administration, 5:07-cv-00680-JG

  • Schneider Saddlery, Inc. v. Best Shot Pet Products International,

       LLC, 1:06-cv-02602-KMO

  • B-Dry System Licensees v. B-Dry Systems, Inc.

  • GeoTech Chemical Company, LLC v. Tito Viswanathan, 5:03-cv-


  • Laukus v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Sam’s Club, Inc., Lowe’s Home

       Centers, Inc., 5:07-cv-02331-SL

  • Hypertherm, Inc. v. American Torch Tip Company, 1:05-CV-00373-


  • Jumbert Construction Company et al v. Kuchenski Construction,

       Inc. et al., 5:01-cv-02410-PRM

  • Scholz Design, Inc. v. Ken Payne Builders, Inc. et al, 5:05-cv-


  • Fitness Quest Inc. v. Turk et al., 5:07-cv-02784-SL

  • Fitness Quest Inc v. Dream Fitness, et al., 5:06-cv-01921-JRA

  • Fitness Quest Inc. v. Sobreo et al., 5:05-cv-02484-JG

  • Fitness Quest Inc. v. Sobreo et al., 5:06-cv-02365-JRA

  • Ganzcorp Investments v. Precision Dynamometer, et al., 1:00-cv-


  • Delta Systems, Inc. v. Murray, Inc. et al., 5:04-cv-00589-PCE

  • Midwest Industrial Supply, Inc. v. Soilworks, LLC, 5:08-cv-01374-


  • Fitness Quest Inc. v. Icon Health & Fitness, Inc., 5:07-cv-01319-SL

  • Rio Brands, Inc. v. Laukus, Proceeding No. 92048984

  • Sandridge Food Corporation v. GC Specialty Foods, LLC, Biggs

       Management, Inc.

  • Orb Audio, LLC v. mStation Corporation

  • Leena, Inc. v. Fitness Quest Inc

  • ETI Sound Systems, Inc. v. C E Group, Inc.

  • Sandridge Food Corporation v. ConAgra Brands, Inc.

  • Ziebart International Corporation v. Z Tech Rustproofing Care Car

       & Accessories, LLC

  • Exeter Architectural Products, Inc. v. Robert Olson

  • Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft v. MTD Products Inc


  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member

  • The University of Akron Engineering Alumni Association

  • Jackson Youth Football, Vice President

  • Travel Commissioner for Jackson Baseball Association

  • Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Akron, Ohio, Past President

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