John R. Thompson is a partner of Stoel Rives who practices in the Technology and Intellectual Property section, focusing on electrical, computer and software patent preparation and prosecution in the United States and in foreign countries. John counsels clients on patent matters, including patentability, validity, and infringement, and on strategic intellectual property planning. He also assists with trademark prosecution, which includes protecting marks and domain names, and obtaining registrations.
John’s areas of concentration are energy storage systems, smart grid components, database management systems, network communication systems, Internet quality-of-service; solid-state architecture, laser measurement systems, Internet commerce security, power adapters, telecommunication broadcast systems, and renewable energy systems.
While at Arizona State University, John worked as an intern on the telemetry systems of the space shuttle’s rocket boosters. Following graduation, he accepted a position with Arizona Public Service as a design engineer in the instrument and control division of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station.