Contact the Law Firm of John R. Nelson, P.A. for help in New Smyrna, Port Orange, Edgewater, Oak Hill

Committed to Professional and Personal Attention

The Law Office of John R. Nelson, P.A. understands success is defined not only by final resolutions achieved for clients but on the counseling and guidance provided throughout their matter. Often the process is filled with tensions. Through accessibility and availability to clients, including maintaining frequent and continuing dialogue with them throughout their matter, a satisfactory litigious experience can be had. The firm’s founding attorney, John R. Nelson, is experienced in a wide variety of personal and business matters and brings a seasoned approach to his law practice.

About me - John R. Nelson, P.E., Esquire

I am a registered patent attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). I focus on providing affordable, flat fee, patent solutions to my clients. You have a budget up front and can determine the value of your invention. I have an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. Before entering the field of Intellectual Property Law, I practiced engineering in the specialty chemicals and environmental fields. At the same time, I started an aviation software company which I sold in 2006. I continue to develop software solutions and write code for web and mobile applications. I have advanced knowledge of SQL, Java, C#, Json, and other languages. My unique perspective as a Patent Attorney with practical experience as an Engineer and Software Developer will help ensure I that your invention is properly detailed in your patent application.


As a longtime competitive athlete, including being a member of the Gator track team and an avid long-distance bicyclist, I understand that success requires planning, building, and execution. The same applies to my legal philosophy and as a client advocate. I am an expert software developer and has used those skills to start and sell three applications, having one application used by hundreds of multi-million dollar businesses. As a Professional Engineer, I wrote one of the first CAAA1990 Title V Air Permits approved by the state of South Carolina in addition to using his engineering expertise to improve chemical process operations and have multi-million dollar impacts on profitability.

Outside the law, I enjoy spending time with my daughters and three sons, working out, road cycling, flying airplanes, and challenging myself with new experiences. I have been a member of the Volusia County ECHO Board and is an active leader in my sons’ cub scout and boy scout packs.

Bar Admissions

Florida State Bar, 2017
United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2019
United States District Court, M.D. FL, 2020
United States District Court, N.D. FL, 2021


Barry University - School of Law Juris Doctor - 2017
Clemson University Masters of Business Administration - 1993
University of Florida Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering - 1990

Professional Achievements and Experience

Professional Engineer - Florida License #55820
USPTO Application 20050246275 – “Real Time FBO Management and System”
Wrote and sold software rights in 1992 for application to manage industrial steam traps
Negotiated sale of my company, Cornerstone Logic, Inc., to premier, global aviation company in June 2006
Author: Nelson, John R., Clearly Ambiguous, Copyright 2011, ISBN: 1463535562
FAA – Commercial, Instrument Rated pilot.

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John R. Nelson, P.E.

Attorney at Law