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  • Widener University School of Law/Delaware Law School, J.D.
  • Drexel University, M.S., Computer Engineering
  • Drexel University, B.S., Civil Engineering
John C. Donch Jr.
Professional Experience

John focuses his practice on securing IP rights and counseling clients regarding IP issues to support each client’s business objectives and protect their market share. He has a deep commitment to customer service and is very active in the areas of patent prosecution, patent acquisitions, portfolio mining, claim charts, claim construction and validity reviews, licensing and litigation counseling and assessments.

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, medical devices and systems in the areas of robotic surgery, corrective eye surgery, and health monitoring, computer hardware/software, computer memory systems, interactive entertainment systems and processes, semiconductors, and electronics.

Publications, Presentations and Recognitions


Intellectual Property at the Supreme Court 2017

The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax

BASCOM Global Internet Servs. v. AT&T Mobility LLC: Another Glimpse into the Eligibility of Software Patents

Maintenance Fees: Trends, Anecdotes, and Strategy

Michael Jackson Tells Technology Firms to Beat It

He has spoken on intellectual property issues to the Penn Intellectual Property Law Group at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, to Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management, and to the Association of Corporate Counsel, Delaware Valley Chapter (DELVACCA).


Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®, published by Thomson Reuters, (2013-2014, 2017-2018)
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, published by Thomson Reuters, (2006, 2008, 2010-2012)
Best Lawyers in America®, published by Best Lawyers LLC, (2014-2019)

John also represented Volpe and Koenig’s IPromise Charitable Giving Fund as a guest speaker on Philadelphia Agenda with Brad Segall.

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Bar Association
New Jersey Bar Association
Licensing Executives Society
Intellectual Property Owners Association, Standards Setting Committee

Bar and Court Admissions

New Jersey
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Life Beyond the Law

I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My hobbies include basketball, golf, and home improvement projects.