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John Fry

John P. Fry

Partner, Retired

John P. Fry was a Partner in the Technology and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. He is a former member of the Management Committee, the former Chair of the Litigation Department and the Technology and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group Leader and served as chair of MMM's UAS/UAV/Drone Practice Group.

John practiced primarily in the areas of patent, trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition and trade secret litigation with a secondary emphasis on the strategic acquisition and management of intellectual property, particularly in the international context, and on complex patent, trademark and copyright license agreements, technology and software development agreements and concept evaluation agreements. He also counseled clients on antitrust issues, particularly in the area of the antitrust implications of intellectual property enforcement and licensing. He also counseled clients on laws and regulations applicable to UAS/UAV/Drone operations as well as on IP strategies relating to enabling UAS/UAV/Drone technologies. John’s practice covered a wide variety of industries, including information technology, electronics, electrical distribution, telecommunications, manufacturing and chemical. 

John served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta from 2003 to 2009. In 2010, John retired as a Captain from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of combined Active and Reserve Service.