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John Paul Davis | Partner

 
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Practice Areas: Categories: Copyrights, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Patents, Post Grant Options, Trademarks

John Paul Davis is a Partner with the firm and has appeared in federal courts from coast to coast, representing clients in a variety of copyright, trademark, trade dress, and patent litigations. Mr. Davis has represented clients in various matters before federal appellate courts, as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 
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 is a member of the Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps Reserve where he holds the rank of Colonel. As a reservist, he has appeared in the military courtroom and has provided legal technology training at the Air Force JAG School, the Army JAG School, and at various military installations throughout the country. Mr. Davis resides in Northern Kentucky with his wife and children.

Bar Admissions
The District of Columbia
Illinois
Minnesota
Ohio
U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education:
Regent University Law School, J.D.
Purdue University, B.S., Electrical Engineering

Professional Affiliations:
The Cincinnati Bar Association
The Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
The American Intellectual Property Law Association

Notable Representations:

Gaymar Industries, Inc. v. Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products, Inc., et al.
(W.D.N.Y.), Case No. 1:08-cv-00299-WMS
Result: The USPTO issued a Re-examination Certificate cancelling all 134 claims of the patent in suit. Our client’s claim for attorneys’ fees under Section 285 remains pending.

Martin Kampitch, et al., v. Robert Lach, et al.
(D.R.I.), Case No. 05-351
Result:  Successfully obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all claims of all the plaintiffs, by successfully opposing the pro hac vice motion of plaintiff’s lead attorney.  The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice within six months of being filed, and prior to the taking of discovery by any party.

Neil Sater D/B/A/ Wind Wonders By Neil Sater, v. Red Carpet Studios, LLC, et al.
C.D. Cal., Case No. SACV-03-00906-CJC(RCx)
Result:  On behalf of defendants, negotiated settlement as to initial accused product, but then devised and implemented “design around” strategy to obtain a U.S. design patent on a modified product, thus defeating copyright infringement allegations against the modified product.

Dr. Tassilo Bonzel v. Pfizer, Inc., et al.
Minn. App. – Case No. C9-03-47, Fed. Cir. – Appeal No. 05-1114
Result:  Successfully mediated one of the contract claims, resulting in a settlement payment of $80 million to the client.

Invisible Fence, Inc. v. Perimeter Technologies, Inc.
N.D. Ind., Case No. 1:05-cv-361
Result:  Summary judgment in favor of the defendant.

Zenith Electronics Corp. v. PDI Communication Systems, Inc.
N.D. Ill., Case No. 04 CV 4796; Fed. Cir. – Appeal Nos. 2007-1288, 2007-1321
Result:  Summary judgment in favor of the defendant.

PacTool International Ltd. v. DeWalt Industrial Tool Co., et al.
W.D. Wash., Case No. C06-5367BHS
Result:  Favorably settled.

Jedson Eng’g, Inc. v. Spirit Construction Services
(S.D. Oh. 2010), Case No. 1:08cv413
Result: Highly favorably settled.

West v. Quality Gold, Inc.
N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:11-cv-02531
Result:  Granted Dismissal.

West v. Quality Gold, Inc.
N.D. Cal., Case No. 1:11-cv-00891
Result:  Highly favorably settled.

West v. Quality Gold, Inc.
N.D. Cal., Case No. 4:10-cv-3124
Result:  Highly favorably settled.

Community Involvement:
Boone County Businessmen’s Association
Florence Rotary Club
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Member – Board of Advisors


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John Paul Davis | Partner

 
Photo of John Paul Davis

Practice Areas: Categories: Copyrights, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Patents, Post Grant Options, Trademarks

John Paul Davis is a Partner with the firm and has appeared in federal courts from coast to coast, representing clients in a variety of copyright, trademark, trade dress, and patent litigations. Mr. Davis has represented clients in various matters before federal appellate courts, as well as before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). 
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 is a member of the Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps Reserve where he holds the rank of Colonel. As a reservist, he has appeared in the military courtroom and has provided legal technology training at the Air Force JAG School, the Army JAG School, and at various military installations throughout the country. Mr. Davis resides in Northern Kentucky with his wife and children.

Bar Admissions
The District of Columbia
Illinois
Minnesota
Ohio
U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
United States Patent and Trademark Office

Education:
Regent University Law School, J.D.
Purdue University, B.S., Electrical Engineering

Professional Affiliations:
The Cincinnati Bar Association
The Cincinnati Intellectual Property Law Association
The American Intellectual Property Law Association

Notable Representations:

Gaymar Industries, Inc. v. Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products, Inc., et al.
(W.D.N.Y.), Case No. 1:08-cv-00299-WMS
Result: The USPTO issued a Re-examination Certificate cancelling all 134 claims of the patent in suit. Our client’s claim for attorneys’ fees under Section 285 remains pending.

Martin Kampitch, et al., v. Robert Lach, et al.
(D.R.I.), Case No. 05-351
Result:  Successfully obtained a dismissal with prejudice of all claims of all the plaintiffs, by successfully opposing the pro hac vice motion of plaintiff’s lead attorney.  The lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice within six months of being filed, and prior to the taking of discovery by any party.

Neil Sater D/B/A/ Wind Wonders By Neil Sater, v. Red Carpet Studios, LLC, et al.
C.D. Cal., Case No. SACV-03-00906-CJC(RCx)
Result:  On behalf of defendants, negotiated settlement as to initial accused product, but then devised and implemented “design around” strategy to obtain a U.S. design patent on a modified product, thus defeating copyright infringement allegations against the modified product.

Dr. Tassilo Bonzel v. Pfizer, Inc., et al.
Minn. App. – Case No. C9-03-47, Fed. Cir. – Appeal No. 05-1114
Result:  Successfully mediated one of the contract claims, resulting in a settlement payment of $80 million to the client.

Invisible Fence, Inc. v. Perimeter Technologies, Inc.
N.D. Ind., Case No. 1:05-cv-361
Result:  Summary judgment in favor of the defendant.

Zenith Electronics Corp. v. PDI Communication Systems, Inc.
N.D. Ill., Case No. 04 CV 4796; Fed. Cir. – Appeal Nos. 2007-1288, 2007-1321
Result:  Summary judgment in favor of the defendant.

PacTool International Ltd. v. DeWalt Industrial Tool Co., et al.
W.D. Wash., Case No. C06-5367BHS
Result:  Favorably settled.

Jedson Eng’g, Inc. v. Spirit Construction Services
(S.D. Oh. 2010), Case No. 1:08cv413
Result: Highly favorably settled.

West v. Quality Gold, Inc.
N.D. Cal., Case No. 5:11-cv-02531
Result:  Granted Dismissal.

West v. Quality Gold, Inc.
N.D. Cal., Case No. 1:11-cv-00891
Result:  Highly favorably settled.

West v. Quality Gold, Inc.
N.D. Cal., Case No. 4:10-cv-3124
Result:  Highly favorably settled.

Community Involvement:
Boone County Businessmen’s Association
Florence Rotary Club
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Member – Board of Advisors

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