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About John

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 and opposition proceedings 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.

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).

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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Legal Alert: EU Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent Update
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August 14, 2019
German Justice Ministry to Await Brexit before Proceeding with UPC
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June 14, 2017
Three Developments Delay UPC Agreement & Unitary Patent
Authors: Herbert Kunz, Ph.D., John F. T. Conroy, Ph.D., John B. Pegram
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January 17, 2017
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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
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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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April 22, 2016
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October 5, 2015
Italy Joins the Unitary Patent Scheme; Unified Patent Court Protocol & Target Date Announced
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