John L. Wood

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John L. Wood


(865) 525-5293


John Wood practices in Technology, Corporate and Commercial Law. His work primarily consists of the following:

  • Software Licensing
  • Privacy Issues (GDPR and US privacy issues) CIPP/US
  • Advising Technology Companies
  • Business and Entity Formations
  • Trademark registration
  • Copyright registration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Investments in existing businesses
  • Defend companies in BSA, SIIA, and AutoDesk software audits

Due to John’s background in software development and management he assists technology companies with outsourcing arrangements, licensing agreements, privacy issues, reseller agreements, entity formation, and various other matters. John also actively advises companies on trademark, trade secret, and copyright law.

Prior to attending law school, John worked for 14 years in the computer software industry. He worked for IBM before joining startup company NetIQ/Ganymede Software in Raleigh, where he held various programming and managerial positions. He and his family then moved to Calabasas, California, where John held a directorial position at Ixia, an IP performance testing corporation. Notably, John is co-inventor for five patents.

While a law student, John was Student Materials Editor of the Tennessee Law Review. John also served as Co-coordinator for the UT Pro Bono Homeless Project, partnering with the law school and Legal Aid in offering legal counsel to constituents of Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries.

Areas of Practice

Business Law: Software Licensing SaaS Privacy Issues Trademarks Technology/E-commerce Corporate/LLC,


J.D., University of Tennessee, summa cum laude

M.S. Computer Science, magna cum laude, Clemson University

B.S. Computer Science, magna cum laude, Clemson University




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Adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law – Software Licensing 2015-2018