John Weatherspoon, J.D., Ph.D.

Intellectual Property Strategy

John Weatherspoon is a Patent Attorney and the Director of Intellectual Property at Bibby, McWilliams & Kearney, PLLC. He practices intellectual property law, commercial transactions, and complex litigation.

He completed his Bachelor of Science at Duke University and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology at The George Washington University Medical Center in 1998. He subsequently worked as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 2002. Prior to working as an attorney, Dr. Weatherspoon was a scientist conducting research on the electrophysiological properties of neuronal systems.

John has extensive experience counseling clients on developing their intellectual property portfolios, preparation, prosecution and management of patent portfolios, intellectual property counseling, enforcing intellectual property rights through licensing, litigation, or settlement, providing competitor intelligence, as well as conducting patentability analysis, freedom to operate, infringement assessments, patent validity, and product clearance analyses for commercial and research activities.