John R. Thomas Esq.

Georgetown University Law Center

John R. Thomas is Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he joined the faculty in 2002. He has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Congressional Research Service and he was named the inaugural Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011.

Professor Thomas was previously a member of the faculty of the George Washington University Law School and has served on the visiting faculties at Cornell Law School and the University of Tokyo. He is the author of six books and numerous articles on the subject of intellectual property law. He served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Helen W. Nies of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Professor Thomas earned his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his LL.M. from The George Washington University Law School.