Registered Patent Attorney
& Partner at CLS

As a partner for Connor Lee & Shumaker, Dr. John Shumaker focuses his practice on intellectual property asset creation and enforcement and complex commercial litigation. He has litigated on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of technologies, including the electrical, computer, mechanical, and biological arts. Additionally, John has a trademark practice. His clients range from individuals to large corporations.

John addresses the individual merits of each case, not in a vacuum, but laser focused on the client’s goals. His strategy and approaches are based on part on his deep analytical and technical experience to each matter. He received a Juris Doctor degree from University of Houston. Before law school, Dr. Shumaker received a Bachelor’s of Engineering Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University, as well as a Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University. Additionally, John did a post doctoral fellowship from Baylor College of Medicine in Human and Molecular Genetics.

John lives in Austin, Texas with his wife. They have two children. When not practicing law, he enjoys an active lifestyle involving running and weight training. See John’s full CV here.

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2001
M.S. and PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University, 1992
B.E., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 1987

Partner, Lee & Hayes PC, April 2014 – January 2019
Partner, McKool Smith, February 2007 – April 2014
Associate, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, May 2004 – January 2007
Associate, Baker Botts, September 2001 – December April 2004

Areas of Practice
Intellectual Property Asset Creator
Enforcement and Complex Commercial Litigation
Trademark Practice

Bar Admissions
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas