Born and raised in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, John Paul received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with minors in Mathematics and Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) in 2019. After working for one year as an engineer in the medical device field with Abbott Laboratories and Tactile Medical, John Paul decided to pursue a degree in law in hopes of a career in Intellectual Property. During his summer following 1L, John Paul worked as a law clerk in the office of Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. where he learned the basics in practicing patent prosecution. In his free time, John Paul enjoys golfing, woodworking, and cheering on the Irish.