John W. Zerr is an Intellectual Property attorney who has a strong background in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications across a wide variety of mechanically-related fields including: medical devices; railway technology, tooling and manufacturing; mining, industrial, construction and agricultural machinery; and design patents. Prior to joining The Webb Law Firm, where he is involved with patents, trademarks and copyrights on a daily basis, he served at a local law firm as a summer intern with responsibility for prosecution of patent applications related to the computer technology, electrical, business methods and mechanical fields. Earlier, as a patent intern with a large corporation specializing in the manufacturing of tooling for the metalworking, coal and construction industries, he formulated and implemented patent prosecution strategies for U.S. patent applications.
Before attending law school, John was a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he examined patent applications in several mechanical fields. He also was an engineering intern with the Werner Company, a well-known climbing equipment manufacturer, where he helped to develop new products, analyze material investments and enhance productivity. John received a J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo.
Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2007 J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Research and Citation Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
University at Buffalo (The State University of New York), Buffalo, New York, 2000 B.S.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, University Honors Program, Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
Activities: Chair of Tutoring Program for Tau Beta Pi
Professional Associations and Memberships
Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
Past Employment Positions
Kennametal Inc., Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Patent Intern (2005)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Arlington, Virginia, Patent Examiner (2001-2004)
Werner Company, Greenville, Pennsylvania, Engineering Intern (1999-2000)