John R. Thomas Esq.

Georgetown University Law Center
Thomas, John R.

John R. Thomas is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he joined the faculty in 2002. Professor Thomas has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Congressional Research Service for the past decade and was named the inaugural Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011.

He previously was a member of the faculty of the George Washington University Law School, and has served on the visiting faculties a Cornell Law School and the University of Tokyo.

Professor Thomas was a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and Comparative Patent, Copyright and Unfair Competition Law in Munich, Germany; and research scholar at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo, Japan. Professor Thomas has published numerous articles and six books on the subject of intellectual property law.

He served as law clerk to Chief Judge Helen W. Nies of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Professor Thomas earned his B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, his J.D. from the University of Michigan and an LL.M. from the George Washington University Law School.