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John G. Froemming


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  • The George Washington University, Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science (M.S. in Computer Science 2011); Northwestern University (J.D. 1985); Dartmouth College (A.B. cum laude 1982)

Bar Admissions

  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and admitted to: District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Fifth and Ninth Circuits, and U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado, District of Columbia, District of Maryland, and Eastern District of Virginia

John Froemming is a trial lawyer with 34 years of experience in intellectual property and false advertising litigation and has been undefeated in all his trademark and design trials and district court cases over the past 10 years.

In 2018 The National Law Journal named John one of 25 "IP Trailblazers" in the country. Corporate counsel have recognized him in the 2016 BTI Client Service survey as one of the top 30 U.S. "All-Stars" in intellectual property, one of only three such IP All-Stars to be named an "MVP." He is also ranked as one of the top U.S. trademark litigators by The Legal 500 survey, as an "IP Star" by Managing IP Magazine, and is listed in Super Lawyers for intellectual property litigation.

John has won jury and bench trials as well as preliminary injunction evidentiary hearings for clients in federal courts across the country. He also has resolved many cases short of trial, including a summary judgment dismissal of one of the highest stakes design patent cases in U.S. history.

John is co-leader of the Firm's Intellectual Property Litigation group and is a registered patent attorney. He chairs the International Trademark Association's Designs Emerging Issues Subcommittee and headed its 3D Printing Task Force. He has published and spoken in Europe and the United States on a variety of topics involving intellectual property litigation before U.S. courts.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Cutting-edge cases are a forte of "go-to litigator" John Froemming. "His instincts, work ethic, courtroom demeanour, insight, intellect and knowledge of the law are second to none." — World Trademark Review (2017)


John Froemming