John Paul Davis

John Paul Davis

Partner
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Phone:
513-241-2324
800-733-0262
Fax:
513-241-6234
Email:
John Paul Davis is a Partner with Wood, Herron & Evans, L.L.P. and has represented clients in a variety of intellectual property matters including litigations involving copyrights, trademarks, trade dress, and patents in federal district and appellate courts across the country.  Mr. Davis has also represented clients in various matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”).  As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Davis has also represented clients in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) in both patent and trademark matters.
 
Prior to joining WH&E, Mr. Davis served as an Attorney-Advisor for the Air Force Legal Information Services Agency, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama and as a Staff Attorney for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Mr. Davis also served in the Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps Reserve where he retired in the rank of Colonel. As a reservist, he appeared in the military courtroom and provided legal technology training at the Air Force JAG School, the Army JAG School, the Air Force Annual Survey of the Law (“ASOL”), and at various military installations throughout the country.  Mr. Davis is a member of the Association of University Technology Managers (“AUTM”) and will be speaking at the 2018 AUTM Annual Meeting.

Areas of Practice

  • Copyrights
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution
  • Patents
  • Post Grant Options
  • Trademarks

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Education

  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    • Juris Doctor
  • Purdue University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Electrical Engineering
  • Air War College
    • Seminar at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
  • Air Command and Staff College
    • Seminar at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
  • Squadron Officer School
    • Residence at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

Representative Cases

Honors and Awards

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal (1 OLC)
  • Air Force Achievement Medal (1 OLC)
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  • Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
  • National Defense Service Medal (1 BS)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Air Force Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Association of University Technology Managers
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • CincyIP
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • HQ 25 AF/JA, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • HQ AF ISR Agency/JA, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • USSTRATCOM/J006, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • HQ AFMC LO/JAN, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Program Counsel
  • HQ AFMC LO/JAZ, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Judge Advocate, Intellectual Property Attorney
  • HQ AFMC/JA, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • 42 ABW/JA, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • Air Force Legal Information Services Agency, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Attorney-Advisor
  • AFLSA/JAS, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Legal Staff Officer
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, Staff Attorney
  • LANTCOM, Norfolk, Virginia, Air Weapons Director
  • 11th Air Force, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, Synthetic Plans Officer
  • 11th Tactical Control Group, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, Air Weapons Director

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary Club of Florence, Kentucky
  • Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Member – Board of Advisors