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 been practicing intellectual property (IP) law for more than eighteen years. Mr. Davis provides counsel on a variety of IP matters including patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, licensing, and litigation. He represents clients in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and in federal district and appellate courts. Mr. Davis is a member of the firm's Branding and Content Practice Group, the Electrical & Mechanical Patent Practice Groups, and is currently the Deputy Practice Group Leader for the firm's Litigation Practice Group.

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 was involved with civil law, military justice, and IP matters, and also provided legal information technology readiness training at the Air Force JAG School, the Army JAG School, and at the Air Force Annual Survey of the Law (ASOL).

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
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    • Juris Doctor
  • Purdue University
    • Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering
  • Squadron Officer School
    • Graduate (residence program)
  • Air Command and Staff College
    • Graduate (seminar program)
  • Air War College
    • Graduate (seminar program)

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 (AFA)
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) - 2018 Annual Meeting Speaker “Outside Counsel: Friend, Foe or Force Multiplier?”
  • Cincinnati Bar Association (CBA)
  • Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association (CincyIP)
  • Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association - Post-Grant Patent Office Practice Committee
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association (NKBA)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (OSB)
  • Purdue Alumni 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 - Board of Advisors