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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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January 17, 2017
Legal Alert: European Unified Patent Court & Unitary Patent to Open in 2017
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September 19, 2016
Legal Alert: A Path to the UPC
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June 27, 2016
Fish's John Conroy Quoted in Law360 Article, "5 Things IP Attorneys Need To Know About Brexit"
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April 22, 2016
Legal Alert: Update on EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Developments
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May 5, 2015
Spain Fails to Block the EU Unitary Patent System
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April 22, 2016
Legal Alert: Update on EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Developments
Legal Alert: Update on EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Developments
Authors: Herbert Kunz, Ph.D., John F. T. Conroy, Ph.D., John B. Pegram
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October 5, 2015
Italy Joins the Unitary Patent Scheme; Unified Patent Court Protocol & Target Date Announced
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October 5, 2015
Legal Alert: Italy joins the Unitary Patent Scheme, UPC Protocol & Target Date Announced
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September 23, 2015
Update on EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Developments - September 2015
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May 11, 2015
New Fee Proposals for the EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court
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May 4, 2015
Principal John Conroy Featured in Metropolitan Corporate Counsel's "Patent Practice: A View from Munich"
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April 13, 2015
Fish & Richardson Announces John Conroy, Ph.D., Rejoins Firm as a Principal in Munich, Germany
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