John Linderman is an American lawyer who specializes in intellectual property law. He is a member of McCormick, Paulding & Huber and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
He has extensive experience in a broad array of intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark and copyright litigation. He also handles contracts and licensing involving technology transfer and the sale or exchange of intellectual property.
Early Life and Education
Born in Rotterdam, Holland, John Linderman lived through the German occupation of his country as a child. The experiences of that time shaped his life and helped him become a strong and intelligent person.
He went on to become a carpenter by trade and became an expert craftsman. He built furniture, houses and swimming pools as well as bomb shelters.
He also served as a soldier in the Dutch Army and was an officer in the Navy. He later earned a doctorate degree in social science from the University of Michigan. He is also credited with being an early pioneer in the study of community development.
John Linderman has provided strategic consulting services for a wide range of clients over the past 20 years. Earlier in his career, he held marketing positions at several leading consumer packaged goods companies, including Nabisco.
In addition to his commercial real estate and economic development career, he has served as Executive Director of the Cary (NC) Chamber of Commerce and as an industrial development representative for the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a paratrooper and a devoted family man.
Achievements and Honors
Despite his lack of formal education, Lindeman authored one of the first books on community development. He also pioneered the four-act play and was an early explorer of group work.
In the commercial real estate arena, he is best known as President of Grubb & Ellis, a position he has held for 27 years. He has also been recognized six times as a national top performer in the field with the Grubb & Ellis Circle of Excellence Award and the Pillar Award from his peers.
Other notable achievements include a number of notable academic accolades, such as a doctorate from the University of Michigan and being named a member of the Hall of Fame for his contributions to limnology. Other honors have been earned by alumni and students for their efforts to further the University’s reputation for excellence in research, scholarship, service and community.
John Linderman, who died in the spring of 1994 at the age of 86, was a great man, a wonderful husband and devoted father. He was also a fine friend and a good role model.
He was a very shrewd businessman, as evidenced by his successful career in the wholesale grocery industry. He also worked for the Wilmington & Northern Railroad as conductor, losing his leg in the process.
He also was an excellent writer, publishing a number of books on the American West. Many of these were illustrated by his friend Charlie Russell. He was also a member of the American Rodeo Association. His efforts helped to create the National Finals Rodeo. He was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 1979.
John Linderman is an American musician and author. He has a net worth of $5 million. He is best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist of the Dead Milkmen, a band that was formed by his friend Joe Genaro in the 1980s.
The group blended folk, Celtic, Pogues-styled punk and gothic music with an occasional psychedelic or rock edge. They had modest MTV-based success and released eight studio LPs.
John Linderman is also the founder of Burn Witch Burn, a musical group that blends American roots music with Celtic and punk leanings. The band was active from 1985 to 1995 and has released a number of albums. He also worked as an actor, appearing in films such as “My Bodyguard” and “Full Metal Jacket.” Linderman has a son, Adam Baldwin, and a daughter, Vienna.