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Background

John Conroy is a Principal in Fish & Richardson’s Munich office. Dr. Conroy is an American patent lawyer and registered European Patent Attorney who has extensive experience helping clients with IP issues in Europe and the U.S.  His practice emphasizes patent prosecution in the areas of semiconductors, electronics, nanotechnology, medical devices, software, and materials engineering.

His additional experience includes serving as Managing Counsel, Intellectual Property at Power Integrations, a publicly traded Silicon Valley-based innovator of high-performance energy-efficient integrated circuits.

Education

J.D., University of San Diego School of Law 2005
magna cum laude


Ph.D., University of Utah 1996
Bioengineering


B.S.E., Duke University 1990
Biomedical Engineering
cum laude

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • European Patent Office
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California

Languages

  • English
  • German

Other Distinctions

Fulbright Scholar, German Federal Military Academy, Munich, Germany (1995)

Selected Publications

"Toward a Microchip-Based Solid-Phase Extraction Method for Isolation of Nucleic Acids," with K.A. Wolfe, M.C. Breadmore, J.P. Ferrance, M.E. Power, P.M. Norris, and J.P. Landers, Electrophoresis, 23, 5, 727-33 (2002).

"Cells in Sol-Gels I: A High Hydrolysis Ratio, Aqueous Route for the Production of Macroporous Cytocompatible Silica Gels," with M.E. Power, J. Martin, B. Earp, B. Hosticka, C. Daitch, and P.M. Norris, Journal of Sol-Gel Science & Technology, 18, 173-187 (2000).

"Microscale Thermal Relaxation during Acoustic Propagation in Aerogel and Other Porous Media," with B. Hosticka, S.C. Davis, A.N. Smith, and P.M. Norris, Microscale Thermophyscial Engineering, 3, 3, 199-215 (1999).

"Surface Tension Effects in Tunneling Microscopy," with J. Janata, Applied Physics Letters, 68, 4, 569-571 (1996).

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