Jessica John Bowman

Associate(918) 574-3046 | | Tulsa
Jessica  John Bowman

Jessica John Bowman is a patent attorney and trial lawyer whose practice is primarily focused on intellectual property and appellate litigation. In addition to drafting claim-construction briefs, participating in Markman hearings, and conducting discovery in patent infringement cases for clients in the oil and gas industry, product manufacturers and service providers, she has successfully defended clients charged with trademark infringement, false advertising, and CAN-SPAM violations. She has also advised national corporations in the foodservice industry on compliance with federal food-labeling requirements and avoidance of state-law false-advertising claims, and has counseled and defended clients who have been targeted by class-action plaintiffs challenging the clients’ use of descriptive terms on product labels.

Jessica also maintains an active appellate practice, participating in a wide variety of appeals from state agencies, state courts and federal courts.

Jessica’s achievements have earned her inclusion in Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

Prior to joining McAfee & Taft, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Judge Kenneth Ripple on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Gregory Frizzell at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.


Representative Experience

  • Drafted Markman brief proposing claim constructions for six disputed terms, the majority of which were adopted by the court or otherwise construed in client’s favor, resulting in stipulation of dismissal by opposing party.
  • Successfully opposed motion for preliminary injunction seeking to prohibit alleged misuse of confidential information, trademarks and trade dress by current client.
  • Opposed out-of-state trademark infringement action on standing and mootness grounds which, together with an offer of judgment, resulted in favorable stipulation of dismissal of the action for Oklahoma client.
  • Submitted numerous responses to office actions by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, obtaining registration of various trademarks over the initial objection and rejection of the examining attorneys.
  • Responded to demand letter brought against client under the CAN-SPAM Act, opposing numerous claimed violations and ultimately obtaining favorable settlement terms prior to the filing of a civil action.
  • Advised oil and gas client on advertising policy based upon the Federal Trade Commissions’ recently revised “Green Guides.”
  • Counseling and defending large national food manufacturer in dispute challenging use of the term “natural” on food product labels.
  • Provided feedback on company’s inquiry concerning the use of event photos and images on social media websites.
  • Advised quasi-governmental venue regarding potential First Amendment claims that may arise as a result of client's policy governing conduct of guests and licensees, and assisted with the development of a policy that would prevent such claims.
  • Advised private entity of potential First Amendment and Due Process claims available to it in a pending matter.
  • Participated in the briefing of two petitions for certiorari before the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
  • Obtained asylum for pro bono client based on prior persecution for religious beliefs.

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Oklahoma Super Lawyers’ list of “Oklahoma Rising Stars,” which recognizes the state’s up-and-coming attorneys

Professional Organizations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Civic Involvement and Leadership

  • Sustainable Tulsa (Board Intern)
  • Tulsa Performing Arts Center (Volunteer)
  • Tulsa Zoo (Volunteer)



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Comment period for FDA's draft nutrition, menu labeling guidance ends Nov. 2

McAfee & Taft Food Industry Alert | October 20, 2015
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Gavel to Gavel: Ambiguity poses risks

The Journal Record | October 15, 2015
New ‘.bank’ domain available in mid-2015

New ‘.bank’ domain available in mid-2015

McAfee & Taft tIPsheet | March 2015
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Product labeling requirements aren't all black and white

McAfee & Taft tIPsheet | January 2015

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The Journal Record | June 19, 2014

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