Joseph P. Gushue
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.
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).
Joe has prosecuted US and domestic patents related to:
- Wireless communication systems
- Network architectures
- Computer systems and software
- Video cards and components
- Computer Architecture
- Computer Components
- Computer Imaging
- Data Processing
- e Commerce
- Hardware and Electronics
- Software & Computer Services
- Video Codecs
- Quantum computing
Honors and Activities
- Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® - Rising Star list, published by Thomson Reuters, (2013-2020)
- American Bar Association, International Patent Law Committee, Vice-Chair
- Intellectual Property Owners Association, Foreign Practice Committee
- Philadelphia Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, J.D.
Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Computer Engineering
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office