John G. Posa
Mr. Posa has been a Patent Attorney for over 20 years. He came to Belzer PC from Dinsmore & Shohl, where he was a partner and member of the Intellectual Property (IP) Department, with a practice that included patents, trademark and copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, and IP licensing and litigation. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and admitted to the Michigan and Georgia State Bars. He has prosecuted several hundred patents in the fields of electronics, computer software, medical/ surgical/dental, optics, mechanics, robotics, audio/video, telecommunications, consumer products and designs. He has experience with complex patent procedures including numerous appeals to the Board of Appeals and the Federal Circuit.
He received his Juris Doctor from Lewis & Clark Northwestern College of Law in Portland, Oregon, and became a member of the Patent Bar during law school. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he worked as an electrical engineer at RCA Consumer Electronics and as a research engineer for Ann Arbor Terminals. He left engineering for technical journalism, and became a senior editor of McGraw-Hill’s Electronics magazine in New York City, covering solid-state electronics, integrated circuits, and software. He later became a senior editor at High Technology magazine based in Boston. He was a founder of Lattice Semiconductor Corp., a Portland, Oregon company specializing in the design of memory and programmable logic chips, where he served as Vice President of Marketing. He is named as inventor or co-inventor on over 35 U.S. Patents. Prior to entering law school, he received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the Portland Museum Art School, with an emphasis on painting and printmaking.