CL&M Mourns Passing of Partner John M. Johnson

Our Partner John Johnson died on Wednesday, July 11 at age 46, after a long struggle with cancer. John was a talented patent lawyer who specialized in prosecuting patents in the chemical, biotechnical, computer and mechanical areas. John's scientific studies were wide-ranging, with a degree in chemistry, minor undergraduate concentrations in computer science and mathematics, and graduate studies in genetics, microbiology and immunology. John had a wonderful sense of fun - he was proud of the many patents he obtained for our client Marvel Characters Inc., such as a utility patent on a SPIDER-MAN toy action figure that automatically swings from building to building, and a design patent for the HULK HANDS toy, large green foam gloves that resemble the fists of Marvel 's HULK action hero. Friends describe John as knowledgeable, cooperative, decent, easy to work with, and a great partner. We will miss him.

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