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  • University of Toledo College of Law, J.D.
  • Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (now Philadelphia University), B.S., Textile Engineering,
Anthony S. Volpe
Professional Experience

Tony’s practice specializes in the analysis of client business models and the design of legal strategies that complement and advance client objectives.

Client Work

A longtime leader in the intellectual property (IP) field, Tony has corporate and private practice experience in all aspects of IP rights. His current practice focuses on client counseling and the development of an IP strategy that yields the best value from a client’s portfolio and, to the extent possible, avoids the IP rights of third parties. When needed, Tony negotiates inter parte matters and provides seasoned representation in state and federal litigation and before administrative agencies including the International Trade Commission, the Office of Unfair Competition and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Tony has expert experience in foreign intellectual property matters, including litigation, administrative proceedings and licensing of territorial and global rights. He also conducts intellectual property due diligence reviews for domestic and foreign transactions. In addition, he has prosecuted patent and trademark applications and rendered opinions regarding patentability, availability, validity, enforceability and licensing of patent, trademark and trade secret rights concerning optical identification systems, dimensioning systems, labeling equipment, fiber optic arrays, electrical connectors, circuit board structures and housings, CATV signal taps, storage batteries, papermakers fabrics and equipment, synthetic fiber, games, toys, drug delivery systems, material handling equipment, motor vehicles, automotive parts, lift and recline chairs, personal mobility devices, prefabricated wall structures, medical equipment, fluid containment structures, container lids, distribution systems, hand tools, molding equipment, personal care items, fire retardant materials and fire safety equipment.

Previous Work

Tony started his career as the first in-house attorney at the Allen Organ Company and later joined the in-house staff of AMP Inc. In the late 1970s, he returned to his home city of Philadelphia and entered private practice. In 1987, he joined Fred Koenig as a founding shareholder of Volpe and Koenig, P.C.

Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

Tony is a frequent presenter at intellectual property seminars in the United States, Canada and Europe, and he was a Scholar-in-Residence for Legal Studies at Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, published by Thomson Reuters, (2005-2019)
Best Lawyers in America®, published by Best Lawyers LLC, (2006-2019)
Martindale-Hubbell’s top rating of “AV Preeminent”, published by Martindale-Hubbell®, (2001-2017) signifying the highest level of professional excellence.
Leader of Innovation Medal Recipient, published by the American Bar Foundation, (2015)
America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, (2020), signifying the highest level of litigation in high stakes legal matters.

Tony is a regular contributor to The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania’s oldest daily law journal, and he has been a featured author in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Newsletter.

Professional Activities

Scholar-in-Residence, Legal Studies, Temple University Fox School of Business
Philadelphia Bar Association, 2018 Chair of the Mid-Size Firm Management Committee
American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Federal Circuit Bar Association
Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Bar and Court Admissions

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States Supreme Court
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal, Third, Fourth and Ninth Circuits
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
U. S. States Patent and Trademark Office
Canadian Patent Office

Life Beyond the Law

Tony has always believed in giving back to the community that has afforded him so many opportunities, and today he serves as a trustee of the Bucks County Historical Society and as a dedicated mentor to a new generation of young attorneys. When he has a free afternoon, you’re more than likely to find him cheering on his grandkids at their soccer games.