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John J Davis III

Managing Member, Business & IP Attorney
  • Intellectual Property, Business Law, Patents ...
  • Texas
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John Davis is a founder and Managing Member at Kearney, McWilliams & Davis, PLLC. He practices and oversees the firm’s intellectual property, residential and commercial property, commercial transactions, and litigation practice areas. For his clients, John focuses on business problems and solutions, including entity creation, financing, mergers & acquisitions, entity reorganizations, dispute resolution, and corporate best practices and business strategy. His experience includes providing assistance in the creation of companies and commercialization of technologies, including identifying and filing appropriate intellectual property protections in patents, trademarks, and copyrights, as well as the enforcement of such rights. He also serves as counsel, mentor, or advisor to various companies and clients at several startup, incubator, and accelerator programs in Texas, including TMCx, JLABs, Station Houston, and Houston Exponential.

Dr. Davis represents a broad range of clients from early start-up companies and serial entrepreneurs to private funds or investment groups, as well as publicly traded corporations. Accumulating expertise from his own personal and professional experiences in academia, corporate pharma, small business, and now multi-member partnerships, John's preferred clients typically share his common interests and goals of starting, developing, successfully managing, and expanding their own businesses.

John completed his Ph.D. in Virology and Gene Therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2006, subsequently working for a local Houston pharmaceutical company designing and engineering translational medicines and biotherapeutics for cancer and immune disorders. He received his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2012. Prior to working as an attorney, Dr. Davis was a translational research scientist in oncology, immunology, gene therapy, and genetic engineering. He is also a small business owner, managing and operating an online ad company.

Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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  • German: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Associate Scientist
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals
Graduate Research Assistant
MD Anderson Cancer Center
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (2012) | Intellectual Property
• 2010 T. Gerald Treece Mock Trial Summer Academy: Finalist • 2010 Garland Walker Mock Trial Tournament: Best Advocate • 2011-2012 Intellectual Property & Technology Law Society: President • 2011-2012 Alternative Dispute Resolution Advocates: President • 2011 AIPLEF & AIPLA Jan Jancin Award Nominee • 2012 Earle Mack Inaugural Intellectual Property LawMeet: Semifinalist • 2012 4th South Texas College of Law Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot: Champion • 2012 19th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot: Round of 64
Honors: • 2009 Dean's Merit Award • 2012 Jim Alfini/Hans Lawton Award in Dispute Resolution • Dean's Honor List
Activities: Moot Court Varsity, ADR Varsity, Intellectual Property & Technology Law Society, Alternative Dispute Resolution Advocates, T. Gerald Treece Mock Trial Summer Academy, Garland Walker Mock Trial Tournament, Spurgeon E. Bell Moot Court Competition, ABA Law Student Division Arbitration Competition, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition, Earle Mack Intellectual Property Transactional LawMeet
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University of Texas - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Ph.D. (2006) | Virology and Gene Therapy
Activities: American Society for Gene Therapy, American Association for Cancer Research
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Baylor University
B.S. (2000) | Biology
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