For major corporations in the electrical, mechanical, and software technology areas, John McKearin assists in preparing and prosecuting patents. His multidisciplinary background provide extensive knowledge in a wide range of areas including robotic devices, image processing, and system control.

Background and Credentials

Drawing on his electrical engineering background and his working knowledge of validity, infringement, and patentability analysis, Mr. McKearin prepares and prosecutes patent applications and manages patent portfolios. Previously, Mr. McKearin worked at a global intellectual property services firm, where he performed searches encompassing freedom to operate, patentability, and validity searches. He also prepared numerous written opinions of the international search authority for PCT international patent applications related to novelty, inventive step and industrial applicability.

Mr. McKearin received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a concentration in analog and digital communications.


  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office