• University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Engineering, Physics (2018)
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. Intellectual Property Certificate (2022)


  • Illinois
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

John Walker


John leverages his unique technical experience and education to deliver sophisticated counsel to both patent prosecution and patent litigation clients. His broad background makes him effective in a wide range of technology areas and industries, including bioengineering, software, electrical and mechanical engineering, as well as high-level physics applications.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, John worked in-house at an automotive electronics manufacturer and as a law clerk at a patent holder-focused patent litigation boutique firm. During law school, John worked as a student assistant to the Chicago-Kent Patent Hub, where he composed over one hundred initial patentability opinions for low-income inventors seeking pro bono patent representation. John received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Video Game Law and served as the president of the Intellectual Property Law Society at Chicago-Kent. Prior to law school, John worked as a junior researcher aiding development of computational biophysics software.

John is an associate in Crowell’s Chicago office, where he splits his practice between the Patent and ITC Litigation and Patent Prosecution groups.