Thomas John


Education and Clerkships

J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 2019, cum laude

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2011

M.Eng., Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2005

B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2003


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Thomas John is an associate with years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution. He works with clients on strategic prosecution of pending patent applications in support of their patent portfolio development, licensing, and litigation efforts. Thomas drafts U.S. patent applications for various technologies, including radar and optical communications, signal processing in wireless telecommunications, semiconductor manufacturing and processing, electronic circuits and devices, data storage, and signal processing. Thomas also has experience prosecuting patent applications to grant before the USPTO, including, but not limited to, drafting elections, responses to Office Actions, pre-appeal briefs, and appeal briefs.

Professional and Community Activities

  • The Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Pupil, 2018-2019

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Automatic Functional and Anatomical Registration for FMRI Using Optimized 3D Flyback Echo Planar Imaging," co-author, Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010.
  • "An Effective Method to Increase Temporal or Spatial Resolution in Interleaved Echo Planar Imaging," co-author, Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010
  • "A Non-Resampling Sequential Monte Carlo Receiver for Coded OFDM Systems Based on Periodic Termination of Differential Phase Trellis," co-author, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 1846-1856, July 2006.
  • "On the Performance of LDPC-Coded OFDM System with Periodically Terminated Differential Phase Modulation," co-author, IEEE International Conference on Communications, Seoul, Korea, 2005.
  • "A Pilot-Aided Non-Resampling Sequential Monte Carlo Detector for Coded MIMO-OFDM Systems," co-author, IEEE GLOBECOM, St. Louis, MO, 2005.
  • "On the Performance of Chip-Interleaved Turbo Coded DS-CDMA System Under Impulse Noise," co-author, IEEE Conference on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Beijing, China, 2003.

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