John became CEO of IPValue in August 2017. Prior to joining IPValue, he spent 10 years as the President and CEO of Conversant Intellectual Property Management in Ottawa, Ontario. For the first five of those years, Conversant was a publicly traded company called MOSAID Technologies, Inc. After becoming the first publicly traded patent licensing company to be taken private, MOSAID changed its name to Conversant. Prior to joining Conversant, John enjoyed a 20-year career with Texas Instruments Incorporated in Dallas and Tokyo. He was a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel when he left the company, and his entire career there focused on patent licensing.
John holds a Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and was editor-in-chief of the SMU Law Review. He earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University School of Engineering and Applied Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University School of Engineering. John is a member of the Texas, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark bars. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Center for American and International Law and is a member of the board of the Ashbury College Foundation.