JD Wooten is an intellectual property attorney and former U.S. Air Force officer and engineer. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Group at the law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP where he specializes in helping clients secure and protect their creative rights in patent, trademark, and copyright matters. His primary focus on civil litigation and other forms of IP enforcement.
JD is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy where he earned his undergraduate degree in aeronautical engineering. While at the Academy, JD earned his parachute wings, commanded Cadet Squadron 40, raced for the USAFA Cycling Team, and was a 2007 Rhodes Scholar nominee. He was awarded the Gladys Noon Spellman Fellowship to attend the University of Maryland School of Public Policy after his graduation from the Academy, and while at UMD he earned a Masters of Public Policy in International Security and Economic Policy.
While on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, JD served as an engineer and program manager for various electronics and communications programs used extensively in close air support and homeland defense missions. He later served as the Commander’s Action Officer to Lt. Gen. CR Davis, managing all communications on behalf of General Davis for his +9,000 person, $5 billion per year organization operating from 28 international locations. JD also had the privilege to serve as Officer-in-Charge of the Patriot Honor Guard where he performed 108 military funerals and oversaw more than 1,200 funerals per year throughout New England.
After a decade of service, JD left active duty to attend Wake Forest University School of Law. Upon graduation, he joined Womble Bond Dickinson where is has practices intellectual property law ever since. JD serves as an Admissions Liaison Officer for the U.S. Air Force Academy in the Triad and as the President and Executive Board Member of the Old North State Council of the Boy Scouts of America. JD was the 2018 and 2020 Democratic Nominee for District 24 of the North Carolina Senate.