John Guerra



John Guerra is a registered patent attorney with broad experience obtaining and managing intellectual property rights.  His practice focuses on patent preparation, prosecution, patentability opinions and validity/infringement analysis. John has experience utilizing accelerated patent prosecution strategies to obtain patent rights quickly for his client. He has technical proficiency with a variety of telecommunications standards, computer software, and networking technologies.

Before joining the law firm in 2012, John most recently worked as a patent attorney in the Standards and Licensing department at Research In Motion Corporation. During his employment at Research In Motion Corporation, John obtained direct drafting and prosecution experience, while also managing the external drafting of several critical patent applications. His experience as in-house counsel involved portfolio management, U.S. and foreign prosecution strategy, categorization and ratings of patent assets, prior art analysis, and intellectual property mining projects with developers.

Prior to his career as a lawyer, John was an engineer for Sprint Nextel. He obtained broad experience with technical problem solving and customer counseling in both wireline and wireless networking. While at Sprint, John worked with several government and private sector customers to deploy creative telecommunications solutions adapted to their particular needs. John previously served as a volunteer with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and the Knights of Columbus.


  • Southwest Missouri

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • Missouri
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (Dallas, TX, 2009, J.D., cum laude)
  • Texas A&M University (College Station, TX, 1999, B.S. Eng. Tech. (Telecommunications))
  • McAllen Memorial High School (McAllen, TX, 1993, H.S. Diploma, Salutatorian)

Past Employment

  • Research In Motion Corporation (2008-2012, Patent Attorney, Patent Agent)
  • Sprint Nextel Corporation (1999-2008, Solutions Design Engineer, Network Engineer)
  • Applied Materials (Engineering Coop, 1998)