John Zimmer focuses his practice on various patent-related matters including patent prosecution and counseling in the chemical and materials science areas. He also has experience in medical imaging and semiconductor device design and fabrication. Dr. Zimmer has advised clients in the fields of chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, biotechnology, bioengineering, medical imaging, medical devices, solar energy, telecommunications, and mechanical engineering.
Dr. Zimmer holds six patents related to colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals and has co-authored 13 papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Medicine and Angewandte Chemie International Edition. In addition, Dr. Zimmer has authored three papers published by the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal and the South Carolina Law Review.
In 2011, Dr. Zimmer was recognized as an Emerging Legal Leader by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly. In 2012, he received the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award from the Council for Children's Rights in Charlotte for his work representing children in high conflict custody cases. And, in 2013, Dr. Zimmer received the Mecklenburg County Bar Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Individual Attorney.
In addition, Dr. Zimmer was selected for inclusion in North Carolina Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition each year from 2014 to 2017, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of North Carolina lawyers who are under 40 or in practice for 10 years or less.
In 2015, Dr. Zimmer was selected by the Charlotte Business Journal as a "40 under 40" award winner.