John E. Carlson

John E. Carlson

P:  248.988.8681


  • Patent Prosecution
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Clearance and Due Diligence


  • J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School, 1994
  • BSE, Electrical Engineering, cum laude, University of Michigan, 1991


  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • Successfully defended respondent Canadian furniture manufacturer in U.S. International Trade Commission investigation, obtaining a determination of noninfringement, invalidity, and estoppel after trial
  • Won summary judgment in favor of Defendant in patent infringement action regarding plastic bakery trays
  • Secured injunction, attorney fee award and contempt sanctions for Plaintiff in trademark lawsuit
  • Achieved reversal of PTAB decision in reexamination before the CAFC
  • Obtained stipulation vacating PTAB decision for telematics manufacturer before the CAFC, avoiding cost and delay of full CAFC appeal
  • Obtained early dismissal on behalf of Defendant, a refuse container manufacturer, in a patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Defended vitamin company in a patent infringement lawsuit (obtained favorable settlement during trial)