John Hylton is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Trial and Appellate Practice Group. John focuses on litigating patent disputes in the Federal District Courts.

John graduated from Harvard Law School. While at law school, John served as an editor on the Harvard Law and Policy Review. After his second year of law school, John postponed his final year to work on a pro bono litigation team for plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit against the organizers of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA in 2017. The jury awarded the plaintiffs more than $25 million in damages. After law school, John worked for the Solicitor General’s Office of Virginia, helping to litigate complex and appellate cases on behalf of the State of Virginia.

Prior to law school, John received his B.S., double majoring in biology and psychology from Virginia Tech, where he was a member of the Honors College. After undergrad, John worked at the National Institute of Mental Health in the Dietmar Plenz lab in the Section on Critical Brain Dynamics.

  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.S., Biology and Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, magna cum laude

  • District of Columbia

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