John B. Scherling, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, Selected As 2014 Southern California Super Lawyer

SAN DIEGO, CA, February 13, 2014 -- Sughrue Mion, PLLC, is pleased to announce that litigation Partner, John B. Scherling, has been selected as a 2014 Southern California Super Lawyer. Mr. Scherling was recognized for his work in intellectual property litigation. Previously, Scherling was also selected as a 2012 and 2013 San Diego Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation.

To compile the annual Super Lawyers listing, researchers with Thomson Reuters' legal division solicit nominations from more than 70,000 attorneys across California. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each nominee is evaluated on 12 indicators or peer recognition and professional achievement.

John Scherling is a Partner in the San Diego office of Sughrue Mion, PLLC. Scherling's practice focuses on litigation and resolution of intellectual property disputes, primarily relating to patents, trademarks and trade secrets for Sughrue's domestic and international clients. Scherling completed his undergraduate studies at Iowa State University (B.S. with Honors and Distinction) and received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University, where he was Order of the Coif and Associate Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

"I am honored to be selected this year as a Southern California Super Lawyer. Through my practice in the San Diego office of Sughrue, I enjoy working with clients across the United States and all over the world in protecting their intellectual property," said Scherling.

Sughrue Mion, PLLC, is a leading global intellectual property firm; helping thousands of companies from around the world navigate the complexities of patent and trademark law since 1957. Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in San Diego and Tokyo, Sughrue’s practice is focused solely on intellectual property law, and the firm has helped its clients secure more patents than any other U.S. patent firm. Many of Sughrue’s attorneys have worked as Examiners in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and more than 95 percent of the firm’s attorneys are licensed to practice before the USPTO. Sughrue brings unmatched experience in patent interference proceedings and Post Grant Review, including ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings. This expertise provides the firm’s clients with a clear advantage navigating the new America Invents Act (AIA). In addition to their legal expertise, Sughrue’s attorneys have technical and scientific backgrounds ranging from biosimilars to nanotechnology, allowing for a true understanding of their clients’ businesses and business challenges. For more information, please visit