John Graves concentrates his practice in the field of intellectual property, with a focus on domestic and international mechanical patent prosecution. Mr. Graves’ practice encompasses conducting patentability studies, infringement and invalidity analyses, portfolio and competitor analyses, as well as drafting and negotiating intellectual property license agreements. Mr. Graves has significant experience in procuring design patent protection and copyright registrations. Additionally, he has successfully represented independent entrepreneurs and large corporations in mechanical, electromechanical and textile technologies.

Prior to pursuing a career in law, Mr. Graves used his mechanical engineering background in a variety of capacities. As a manufacturing engineer with Fenner Dunlop, he designed and installed processing equipment in a large manufacturing facility. Prior to that, he was a quality manager for Gardner Denver and an advanced process engineer for Milliken & Co.


State Bar of Georgia

Georgia Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section



Georgia State University College of Law, JD, cum laude, 2007

Georgia Institute of Technology, MS, Mechanical Engineering, 1994

Tulane University, BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1993

Bar Admissions


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office