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Attorney John Arnott


  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1994
  • Carnegie Mellon University, M.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1988
  • University of Texas at Arlington, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, with highest honors, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

John J. Arnott


Patents, Trademarks, Oppositions and Cancellations

John Arnott, registered U.S. Patent Attorney, draws from his extensive experience in law and engineering to assist clients with patent preparation, patent prosecution and related matters including patentability studies and liability assessment. In addition, Mr. Arnott heads the firm’s trademark practice, assisting clients in matters of brand identity, development and protection. Mr. Arnott has experience in the following exemplary technologies:

  • Aircraft gas turbine engines
  • Automotive systems
  • Commercial measurement devices
  • Automation equipment
  • Sports equipment
  • Business methods
  • E-commerce

Mr. Arnott has assisted clients with all aspects of the patent-acquisition process, including initial invention disclosures, evaluations of patentability, preparation, filing and prosecution of patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and post-issuance procedures in the Patent Office such as reissue and reexamination. He has also assisted clients with the filing of international patent applications via the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), and assisted with client coordination of foreign patent counsel as required.

In the trademark arena, Mr. Arnott has assisted clients in the preparation and filing of U.S. trademark applications, and has assisted clients (both plaintiffs and applicants/ registrants) in opposition and cancellation proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He has negotiated trademark co-existence agreements between clients and other trademark owners. Mr. Arnott also managed a successful program to invalidate a foreign trademark registration that unfairly imitated a client’s famous U.S. trademark, which program involved appeals to the Korean Patent Court and Korean Supreme Court.

Mr. Arnott has also served as a consultant to companies (both patentees and licensees) involved in patent licensing negotiations in the U.S., Japan and China.

Prior to his legal practice, Mr. Arnott was active as an engineer in the fields of oil and gas exploration, pipeline engineering, gas treating and processing, and military systems evaluation. This engineering experience facilitates technical communication with inventors and client’s technical representatives.

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered U.S. Patent Attorney
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Dallas Bar Association