An attorney with three decades of successful practice in the fields of trademark, copyright and patent enforcement, John Cone now focuses on providing expert witness testimony in trademark litigation and as a mediator in disputes involving intellectual property issues. In addition, he provides advice on a variety of brand strategy and management issues for a distinguished clientele in such diverse industries as healthcare, food and beverage, software, sports equipment and apparel. He also acts as local counsel in IP litigation in all the Federal District Courts in Texas. John has served for many years as an adjunct professor at the Dedman School of Law of Southern Methodist University, teaching a course on trademarks and unfair competition law.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Admitted to Practice

State Bar of Texas
United States District Courts:
Eastern District of Texas
Northern District of Texas
Southern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
United States Courts of Appeals:
Federal Circuit
Fifth Circuit
Other Admissions:
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States Supreme Court


Oxford University, B.A.
Oxford University, M.A.
Southern Methodist University, J.D.

Recognition, Honors, and Achievements

Who's Who Legal: IP 2023
Chambers ranked, 2014-2022
Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine, 2006-2012
Recognized by Who’s Who Legal – Texas Edition, 2007-2008
International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, 2006