John Bush's practice focuses on technology and intellectual property issues, particularly litigation to protect, prosecution to obtain, and licensing to leverage intellectual property assets. Mr. Bush is a registered patent attorney with a background in computer science. He also holds a CIPP/US data privacy certification.
Mr. Bush works with clients to solve complex business problems. He achieves solutions through negotiation and, where necessary, litigation. In supporting the daily business needs of clients, he regularly negotiates inbound and outbound software and technology agreements with sophisticated counterparties. He has helped software and technology clients develop licensing frameworks to monetize unique products. He further counsels clients on product development and deployment, including compliance with regulatory and data privacy obligations, as well as with open source software, API, and SDK licenses. In supporting clients facing adversarial disputes, Mr. Bush leverages his experience with patent, trademark, and general commercial litigation, ideally to navigate a solution and also to fight back. Mr. Bush has guided clients through demand letters and, when suit is filed, led clients to prevail in court. The subjects encountered in Mr. Bush’s practice include encryption, electronic health records software, mobile apps, hosting systems, testing devices for cable networks, interactive call processing systems, and industrial systems.
In law school, Mr. Bush, who received an honor scholarship, served as an articles editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review, as a member of the Moot Court Board, and as vice president of the Honor Council. He also externed with the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals. In college, Mr. Bush served terms as editorial page editor of The Chronicle, where he managed the editorial board and oversaw two full pages of content each weekday and, later, as online editor, where he led the consolidation of a paid 10-person programming and content staff into a single content editor. As a senior, Mr. Bush was a semifinalist for the Young Trustee position on the Duke University Board of Trustees.
Mr. Bush, a graduate of Lakeside High School in DeKalb County, Georgia, is active in his hometown’s community. Through the State Bar of Georgia, Mr. Bush has served on the Georgia Bar Journal’s Editorial Board for more than a decade. In prior years, Mr. Bush co-chaired Young Lawyers Division’s Ethics & Professionalism Committee. In 2010, Mr. Bush graduated from the YLD’s Leadership Academy, and from 2011-2014, he served as a YLD representative. Mr. Bush regularly participates in pro bono cases through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the Cobb Justice Foundation. Mr. Bush is a master in the Lamar Inn of Court. In addition, he currently serves as church clerk and as a deacon at his church.