Founded in 1954 through the merging of two regional law practices, today Butler Snow is a full-service firm with 24 offices across the US, Europe and Asia. Its IP team offers 21 attorneys, five of whom are based in the Jackson office. The intellectual property group concentrates on portfolio management and protections for a range of clients from start-ups to global companies. Practice group leader and firm star John Healy focuses his practice on copyright law, licensing, and prosecution of federal and state trademark applications. As head of the business services group, he has represented clients in various industries, including software, medical devices, building supply, entertainment and advertising.