John Podobinski is an associate focused on patent, trademark and intellectual property matters.

John has experience in prosecuting patent applications, advising worldwide prosecution strategies, and prosecuting trademark applications. He has also conducted intellectual property due diligence matters, including freedom-to-operate, patentability and market exclusivity analyses.

A former research associate, John’s scientific background makes him invaluable to U.S. and international clients in the areas of biotechnology, stem cell biology, neuroscience, devices and materials sciences.

Licensed as shown under admissions. Not licensed in Missouri.


Prior to joining Armstrong Teasdale, John was an associate in the East Coast office of an intellectual property firm. He also has experience as a technical specialist and as a senior research associate for multiple biotechnology companies, where he developed new technologies and invented novel formulation compositions and devices.

John holds multiple patents related to generating and fabricating nanoparticles, as well as formulating and delivering nucleoside, nucleotide and nucleic acid compositions.


  • Suffolk University Law School  (J.D., 2018)
    • Patent Law, Trademark Law, Trade Secrets, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Licenses
    • Giles S. Rich Patent Law Moot Court (2018)
  • University of Iowa  (M.S.)
    • Organic/Medicinal Chemistry
  • University of Minnesota  (B.S.)
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Minor in Philosophy


  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (Patent Legal Fellow, 2018)
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