John Shumaker - Ph.D.

Patent Attorney - Partner - Austin

John Shumaker



University of Houston Law Center J.D. 2001

Baylor College of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular and Human Genetics

Rice University Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering

Rice University M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering

Vanderbilt University B.S., Electrical and Biomedical Engineering

Admitted to practice law in the State of Texas Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


John’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation matters. He manages complex patent litigation cases in federal district and the U.S. International Trade Commission, and inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

John has been involved in developing infringement, validity, and inequitable conduct positions for patent litigation matters spanning a wide array of technologies, including medical devices, computer hardware and software, web-based technology, and biotechnology. He drafts Markman and dispositive briefings and performs due diligence analysis for new case assessments. He interacts extensively with expert witnesses, including drafting infringement, validity, and trade secret expert reports and develops discovery plans for complex patent litigation cases.

Prior to becoming a patent attorney, John completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in molecular and human genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine. He was also employed at the Baylor College of Medicine as an instructor. John is admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas.