Joseph P. Gushue

Shareholder

Overview

Clients of all sizes praise Joe’s attentiveness as he helps them monetize their patent portfolios through the strategic prosecution of US and foreign patents and participation in licensing programs. Whether the client is a publicly traded corporation or a private equity firm, Joe provides guidance and assists them with the full spectrum of their intellectual property needs.

Joe’s experience includes analyzing patent portfolios for the most valuable assets, taking part in licensing meetings, and performing strategic patent prosecution to support patent licensing efforts. He also works with technical experts and develops test plans to determine if intellectual property assets are infringed by commercial products. An example of his recent work includes counseling a client through the marketing and sale of a large patent portfolio.

Among other work, Joe has extensive experience prosecuting and licensing patents directed to standards for wireless, video, and computer architecture technology. He has prepared claim charts with mappings to standards and commercial products. He additionally prepares arguments that rebut proposed mappings in claim charts. On behalf of clients, Joe regularly performs due diligence work across a wide swath of technical areas in order to better evaluate business transactions.

He is a contributor to the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Division (YLD) newsletter and also contributes to The Legal Intelligencer and presents at CLEs held in the area.

Life Beyond Law

Joe is a comic book collector, aspiring home brewer, amateur movie critic, and Philadelphia sports fan.  He will rarely be found without his cell phone and spends too much time on Twitter.  When he is not in front of his computer, he can be found playing with his daughters or out enjoying one of the many golf courses in the Philadelphia area.

Newsroom

Podcasts

  • 06.09.2021

    This week on IP Goes Pop! Volpe Koenig attorney and Ph.D., Douglas Bucklin joins co-hosts and shareholders Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue to travel back in time, and somehow also to the future, to explore intellectual property interests in the area of genetic engineering.

    In this episode, Michael, Joe, and Doug discuss, among other pop culture icons, the Jurassic Park movies and how the genetic engineering in those movies relates to science and intellectual property in the real world. They also explore the current status and methodologies of genetic engineering, how intellectual property laws consider DNA, and how close science may be to bringing back the dinosaurs…

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  • 05.19.2021

    What is an NFT (Non-Fungible Token)? How are they created? Why would you collect digital files that anyone can obtain or view for free? This week on IP Goes Pop! fellow Volpe Koenig Shareholder Joseph Gushue returns to the podcast and joins Michael Snyder to talk about the ABCs of NFTs.

    Michael and Joe break down some of the technical jargon behind NFTs and the basics of the blockchain, as they explore the current trends and future prospects of this technology and how it could impact the pop culture world.

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  • 02.03.2021

    What happens when someone believes a movie is based on their original idea? What sets one Zombie film apart from another? In this episode of IP Goes Pop! intellectual property attorney and host, Michael Snyder, is joined by his fellow shareholder at Volpe Koenig, Joseph Gushue, for a trip to a Hollywood writer’s room.

    Michael and Joe explore the intellectual property issues surrounding the stories that make it to the silver screen, and who really created them.

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  • 09.02.2020

    BAM! POW! This week on IP Goes Pop! Volpe Koenig intellectual property Joseph Gushue joins fellow intellectual property attorney and host Michael Snyder to talk about comic book characters!

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  • 06.24.2020

    This week on IP Goes Pop!, Joseph Gushue, Shareholder with Volpe Koenig, joins fellow Shareholder Michael Snyder to talk about IP “urban legends.” What is an IP urban legend? That would be misinformation circulating about patents, trademarks, copyrights, or trade secrets that sounds right, but is not quite right (certainly not from a legal standpoint).

Experience

Experience

Joe has prosecuted US and domestic patents related to:

  • Wireless communication systems
  • Network architectures
  • Computer systems and software
  • Video cards and components
  • Batteries
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Components
  • Computer Imaging
  • Data Processing
  • e Commerce
  • Hardware and Electronics
  • Semiconductors
  • Software & Computer Services
  • Telecommunications
  • Video Codecs
  • Quantum computing
  • Blockchain

Honors and Activities

Recognition

  • Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® - Rising Star list, published by Thomson Reuters, (2013-2021) View methodology used for selection.  
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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, International Patent Law Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, Foreign Practice Committee
  • Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division

Education

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.

Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Computer Engineering

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
    New Jersey
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
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