John Thuermer focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including Section 337 investigations at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Before joining Fish, John worked at the ITC for five years—three as an attorney advisor to Commissioner Rhonda K. Schmidtlein and two as an attorney advisor to Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw. While at the ITC, John assisted on over 50 Section 337 investigations spanning a wide variety of technologies and allegations, including patent and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and other theories of unfair competition. He also assisted on advisory opinion, enforcement, and modification proceedings. John’s experience at the ITC encompassed investigations that presented ITC-specific issues, such as the domestic industry requirement, redesigns and the scope of exclusion orders, and the effect of the Commission’s orders on the public interest.

In private practice, John has handled many facets of Section 337 investigations and District Court litigation. John’s experience includes crafting technical and domestic industry arguments; drafting pre-hearing briefs, post-hearing briefs, and petitions for review; assisting witnesses in preparing testimonial witnesses statements; taking and defending depositions; working with technical experts; and preparing written discovery requests and responses. He has also assisted clients with patent prosecution, inter partes review proceedings, and trademark and trade secret matters.

During law school, John was a judicial extern to the Honorable Christopher A. Boyko of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.