Senior Associate

John J. Wakeley

John's practice focuses on patent prosecution in the electrical and mechanical arts. He received an M.T.M. in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology (2001), an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Monmouth University (1995), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University (1990). John earned his J.D. from Seton Hall University (2007).

Before joining Seed IP, John served as an associate at an IP firm in New York City for six years. His patent prosecution work focused on a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, network communications protocols, medical devices, data encryption, integrated circuit manufacturing, optical systems, image processing devices, hydraulic pumps, and electric motors.

Prior to his work as an associate, John worked for one year as a patent agent at a Newark, NJ firm and served as a technical advisor at different New York City law firm for four years. During this time, John reviewed invention disclosures and drafted patent applications in technology fields, including analog and digital circuits, electromagnetic sensors, web-based business applications, electronic control systems, and hydraulic systems.

John also prepared patent prosecution correspondence with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and drafted patent infringement and validity opinions. Before law school, John worked as an electronics engineer for over ten years.

Seton Hall University - J.D. 2007
Stevens Institute of Technology - M.T.M. 2001
Monmouth University - Electrical Engineering - M.S. 1995
Rutgers University - Electrical Engineering - B.S. 1990

John is admitted to the New Jersey and New York state bars and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., the Washington State Patent Law Association, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the American Bar Association.

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