John T. Davis is a registered U.S. patent attorney. He has been licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office since 2014, following his graduation from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (J.D., cum laude) and admission to the State Bar of Texas in 2011. His technical training includes a bachelor’s degree in computer science (B.A., magna cum laude) from Southwestern University. He is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
His practice focuses on preparation, filing, and prosecution of patent applications in the United States and throughout the world. He has experience in litigation, procurement, licensing, and enforcement of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other types of intellectual property. He has also practiced in varied and diverse areas of the law including civil litigation, real estate transactions, business and commercial transactions and disputes, and estate planning and probate.
Mr. Davis has worked with a variety of clients including Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses, and individuals, collaborating closely with both in-house counsel and inventors. His experience spans diverse areas of technology involving software, computer operating systems, networking, computer hardware, hydroponics, fitness products, durable medical equipment, consumer and industrial safety equipment including infrastructure and tools; cryptocurrency, and renewable energy generation and application. Recent projects include patent prosecution in the areas of artificial intelligence; computer vision; image analysis; e-commerce; cloud computing; process controls and supply chain management; next-generation telecommunications; network intrusion detection; human/computer interaction; aerospace engineering; and on-demand multimedia content delivery.
Mr. Davis is deeply interested in and concerned with the positive development of patent policy and professionalism in the patent practitioner and wider legal services communities. To fulfill this interest, he is regularly active in local, state, and international organizations. For example, Mr. Davis currently serves on the following Dallas Bar Association committees: Morris Harrell Professionalism committee, Peer Assistance committee, CLE committee, and Fee Dispute committee. Additionally, in July 2020, Mr. Davis participated as a panelist in the Dallas Bar Association Peer Assistance Committee’s CLE presentation, “The Impact of COVID-19 on an Attorney’s Practice, Clients and Well-Being During the Unprecedented Isolation of Shelter-in- Place.”
Mr. Davis is also an elected Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP). He also serves as the Board Liaison for the Governance Committee, and formerly served as the Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee. While chairing the Legal Affairs Committee, he helped coordinate the formulation of policies and legal contracts underlying NAPP’s Mentor-Mentee Program, launched in September 2019. In April 2020, Mr. Davis participated as a panelist in NAPP’s Marketing Webinar CLE presentation, focused on marketing and business growth for newly licensed solo and small firm patent agents and attorneys.
He is also a member of the NAPP Public Relations Committee and Government Affairs Committee. As a member of the Government Affairs Committee, Mr. Davis participated in strategizing and drafting formal written communications with the US Patent and Trademark Office, advocating for changes in USPTO policies and procedures on behalf of NAPP members and the wider patent practitioner community.
Mr. Davis maintains a small collection of oil paintings and handcrafts. He collects vintage and modern fountain pens. He also enjoys artisanal loose-leaf teas of the Dallas Pen Club and frequently assists with the annual Dallas Pen Show.