John Salazar

Principal Partner

(502) 625-2756

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John is a registered patent attorney and concentrates his legal practice in intellectual property, particularly in patents, trademarks, copyrights and computer law. His practice includes portfolio management and strategic decision making for competitive benefit. He spends most of his time advising his clients in prosecution matters, litigation and portfolio analytics.

He files and prosecutes patent applications in multiple technology areas including machine learning, autonomous driving, machine automation and control systems, medical imaging systems including treatment and device control, image processing, and lighting systems.  John frequently works with the engineers and software developers that are directly implementing today’s leading edge techologies.

Prior to entering law school, John worked for several years at IBM in product development, computer software engineering and hardware control. After law school, he was employed in the legal department of a multi-national corporation working with domestic and international patent prosecution and portfolio management. John is active in the AIPLA and regularly presents at various national seminars.

In his spare time, John loves to travel, walk in the mountains and spend time with his wife Colleen and their family.

John Salazar Experience

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Louisville Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky

Brandeis School of Law, University of Louisville, J.D., 1994

University of Louisville Speed Scientific School, M.Eng., with Honors, Engineering Mathematics and Computer Science,1989

University of Louisville, Speed Scientific School, Bachelor of Science in Engineering with Specialization in Computer Science and Engineering Mathematics, with Honors, 1988

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Patent; Patent Law, since 2007

Kentucky Super Lawyers® in intellectual property, 2009 – 2022

Chambers USA as a leading lawyer in intellectual property in Kentucky, 2013 – 2022

Managing Intellectual Property, IP Stars, 2015 – 2022

2019 & 2020 Louisville Lawyer of the Year, Patent Law

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