John Weatherspoon PhD

John Weatherspoon, PhD, is an experienced U.S. patent attorney with nearly twenty years’ experience successfully obtaining patents for clients and managing clients’ patent portfolios.

He regularly advises clients on strategies for patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret protection, and he has served as outside legal counsel and in-house counsel for numerous clients.

Dr. Weatherspoon has extensive experience counseling clients on building and protecting their intellectual property (IP) portfolios, conducting patentability, freedom-to-operate and other IP opinions for clients, advising on trade secret protection, and enforcing IP rights.

He also regularly counsels clients with regard to the monetization of their IP portfolios. He has expertise in IP protection for companies in the life sciences (for example, biologics, genomics, etc), the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and other healthcare-related industries.

In addition, he has many years of IP litigation experience and transactional experience, and he regularly provides extensive IP due diligence for clients. Dr. Weatherspoon received his undergraduate (B.S.) degree in Neuroscience from Duke University, his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the George Washington University and his law degree (J.D.) from the George Mason University School of Law.

James D. O’Bryan

Director of Digital Marketing for The Happy Executive, James O’Bryan has helped improve client’s social media presence since 2016. He has also created hundreds of campaigns for his client’s, as well as written plans for the analytical side of Marketing. While watching how social media has grown, he has adjusted plans for each of his clients by studying analytics on all social media platforms weekly.