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John C. Donch, Jr., Shareholder, Volpe and Koenig, PC to Speak at KCís Patent Term Adjustment: 2015 Final Rules Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 22, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that John C. Donch, Jr., Shareholder, Volpe and Koenig, PC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Patent Term Adjustment: 2015 Final Rules LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for May 27, 2015 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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About John C. Donch, Jr.

Professional Experience
John focuses his practice on securing, licensing and optimizing the value of intellectual property rights. His practice includes portfolio strategy, SDO compliance, claim charts, domestic and foreign patent prosecution, patent validity and infringement analysis, state-of-the-art and patentability opinions, IP landscaping analysis, licensing, and due diligence. John is vice chair of the Firm’s electrical practice group.

Client Work
John enjoys working closely with clients and counseling them on IP strategies for realizing their business objectives and maximizing the value of their IP assets. John regularly counsels clients on patent portfolio development and strategy, patent prosecution strategy, patent acquisitions, patent divestitures, and monetization of currently owned patent assets. He focuses on securing, managing and protecting intellectual property rights to optimize their value and developing/implementing results-oriented strategies on behalf of clients.

Though his technical experience is varied, John’s particular area of focus includes wireless communications, computer hardware, computer software, interactive entertainment systems and processes, semiconductors, and electronics.

John earned his J.D. from Widener University School of Law, which he attended at night while employed as an Engineer.

John has a Master of Science in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Drexel University.

About Volpe and Koenig, P.C.

Founded in 1987, Volpe and Koenig, P.C. is a full service boutique intellectual property law firm. With over 50 attorneys, patent agents and technical advisors, Volpe and Koenig, P.C. specializes in all areas of technology and serves a diverse roster of U.S. and global clients.

Our team of attorneys and professional staff have advanced technical degrees and experience working within a wide range of industries – including computer technology, electrical components and life sciences. This blend of expertise in technology and law allows us to take a proactive approach in our services and strategic advice.

Event Synopsis:

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issued a final rule regarding the effect of filing a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) on Patent Term Adjustment (PTA). In the case of Novartis v. Lee, the Federal Circuit generally agreed to limit the PTA after the filing of an RCE. The Federal Circuit also held that the time from patent application allowance to issuance is not equivalent to the time spent in examination since that period ends when a Notice of Allowance (NOA) is issued. The patent statute nominally guarantees that a patent will issue within three years of filing. If the USPTO delays in issuing the patent, the patentee will be awarded PTA of a day for each day of delay by the USPTO.

Key topics include:

Patent Term Adjustment (PTA)
Novartis AG v. Lee: Consequences
Revisions in the Rule
Request for Continued Examination (RCE)
Potentiality to Create Precedent
B-term Delay
Recent Regulatory Updates
Non-Compliance Risks

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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