John Swingle focuses his practice on intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets; IP assessment, acquisition, licensing, and enforcement. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2007, John spent three years in California as an associate in one of the country’s largest IP law firms. More recently, John worked as an associate in Williams Mullen’s Intellectual Property Section.


  • Patent prosecution, including drafting and filing provisional and non-provisional patent applications
  • Trademark prosecution
  • Drafting and negotiating intellectual property licenses
  • Client counseling regarding a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including infringement, invalidity, and commercialization issues; IP portfolio assessment and strategy; and freedom-to-operate searching and analyses
  • Preparation of formal opinion letters
  • Representing plaintiffs and defendants in connection with intellectual property litigation

He earned his undergraduate degrees from Duke University in 2003, a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science. He earned his juris doctor from Harvard Law School in 2007.

John is admitted to practice law in the states of California, Virginia, and Florida. He is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


John Swingle

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