John’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution for both the domestic and foreign markets. He has extensive experience in semiconductors. John started his legal career as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and went on to serve as Senior Patent Counsel and Portfolio Manager for Intel.

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Composite Materials
  • Medical Devices
  • Semiconductor Packaging
  • Semiconductor Processing

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Utah Bar
  • Washington, DC Bar

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • Washington, DC Court of Appeals

Community and Professional Organizations

  • Volunteer Usher, Salt Lake County Arts & Culture
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association


  • The Catholic University of America, J.D.
  • University of Utah, B.S., Chemical Engineering
  • University of Utah, B.A., German


  • German

Prior Professional Experience

  • Of Counsel, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
  • Senior Patent Attorney and Portfolio Manager, Intel Corporation
  • Associate, Workman Nydegger, P.C.
  • Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Research Chemical Engineer, US Dept. of the Interior

Selected Publications & Presentations

  • L. D. Redden and J. N. Greaves, “The Technical and Economic Aspects of Producing High Purity Cobalt and Nickel from Superalloy Scrap Utilizing a Double-Membrane Electrolytic Cell<” Proceedings-The Ernest Peters International Symposium on Hydrometallurgy Theory and Practice, pp. 547- 565. W. C. Cooper and D. B. Dreisinger, Eds., Vancouver, B.C. Canada, June 1992. Hydrometallurgy vol. 29, No. 3, (1992) Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • J. N. Greaves, G. R. Palmer, and W. W. White III, “Recovering Gold from Refractory Ores by Carbon-in-Chlorine Leach”. The Journal of Metals, (42) 9, Sep.1990, pp 12-14. A Publication of the Metallurgical Society.