John D. Ritchison has been a registered Patent Attorney since 1993 and is a registered Professional Engineer in Indiana. He is a member of State Bar of Indiana Bar, Northern and Southern US Federal District Court, US Seventh Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Indiana State Bar Association, former Member of the ABA, and the Intellectual Property Section. John has also opened and run six small businesses as well as sits on several company Boards.

Mr. Ritchison past experience includes Former employment at BF Goodrich, Delphi and General Motors with extensive experience globally as manufacturing and product engineers and operations. He was Staff and Chief engineer as well as Plant Manager in Indiana Operations and General Director of Operations (in Portugal for 4 years) where he had full P and L and Balance Sheet responsibility and authority. He is fluent in English and Portuguese, and can read much Spanish.

John is married with two children, two step-children and six grandchildren.


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence Indiana University School of Law
  • Indianapolis McKinney School of Law; M.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Rose Hulman Institute of Technology; BS. Mathematics
  • Rose Polytechnic Institute; Finance
  • INSEAD, Fountain Bleau, France