An attorney with three decades of successful experience, John Cone largely focuses on trademark, copyright and patent enforcement; state and federal intellectual property litigation; and a variety of brand strategy and management issues for a distinguished clientele. Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of state and federal intellectual property cases on both sides of the aisle has made him a sought-after litigator. John has represented clients in such diverse industries as healthcare, food and beverage, software, sports equipment and apparel. Having tried cases in many different federal court districts in Texas, he is familiar with the nuances of each court’s requirements. He has served as both an expert witness and mediator. John also finds time to serve as an adjunct professor at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.

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