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About John

John Conroy, Ph.D., is a principal in the Munich office of Fish & Richardson P.C. Dr. Conroy, a patent attorney registered to practice before both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the European Patent Office, has extensive experience helping clients with IP issues.  His practice emphasizes patent prosecution and opposition proceedings in the areas of semiconductors, electronics, nanotechnology, medical devices, software, and materials engineering.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Conroy served as managing counsel for intellectual property at Power Integrations, a publicly traded Silicon Valley-based innovator of high-performance energy-efficient integrated circuits.  He was also a Fulbright Scholar and attended the German Federal Military Academy, Munich, Germany (1995).

Publications

  • Legal Alert: Unified Patent Court and Unified Patent Moving Ahead in Europe,” Fish & Richardson (January 20, 2022)
  • “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 Thermophysical 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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Focus Areas
Education

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


Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Utah (1996)


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

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

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May 17th, 2022 | 9:00 am PDT
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) Presentation | EPO Patent Prosecution Year in Review (for U.S. practitioners)
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January 20, 2022
Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent Moving Ahead in Europe
Legal Alerts
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March 4, 2020
Legal Alert: EU Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent Update
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August 14, 2019
EPO Developments—Summer 2019
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August 14, 2019
German Justice Ministry to Await Brexit before Proceeding with UPC
Legal Alerts
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Blog
June 14, 2017
Three Developments Delay UPC Agreement & Unitary Patent
Authors: Herbert Kunz, Ph.D., John F. T. Conroy, Ph.D., John B. Pegram
Uncategorized
News
January 17, 2017
Legal Alert: European Unified Patent Court & Unitary Patent to Open in 2017
Legal Alerts
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September 19, 2016
Legal Alert: A Path to the UPC
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July 14th, 2016 | 2:00 pm EDT
IP Chat Channel: European Patents and Design Rights After Brexit
Webinar
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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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Blog
April 22, 2016
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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April 22, 2016
Legal Alert: Update on EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court Developments
Legal Alerts
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