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As a Shareholder at Volpe Koenig, 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.

IP Goes Pop Joshua is also a co-host of the firm’s lively podcast IP Goes Pop! where along with guest colleagues, inventors, writers, and creators, they discuss how patents, trademarks, and copyrights are often referenced in popular movies, television and songs.

Recent Articles by Joseph Gushue

IP Goes Pop! Season 3, Episode 5: IP Goes Pop! Plays Ball – The IP of Baseball Cards and NFTs

IP Goes POP! takes you out to the ball game (and the blockchain) for this episode of the podcast, which looks at the shift from “collectible trading cards” to “collectable NFTs”. Podcast co-hosts, Volpe Koenig Shareholders, and intellectual property lawyers, Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue round the bases and pull out their most memorable sports cards as they slide home to talk about the intellectual property (IP) of baseball cards, collecting, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

IP Goes Pop!: Abracadabra! – The Spellbinding IP of the Harry Potter Universe

“We solemnly swear we are up to….intellectual property!” From the words that laid out a fictional universe on the page, to a real-world merchandising, film and interactive theme park experience, the Harry Potter universe has become a pop culture staple of the last two decades. In this episode of the IP Goes Pop!® podcast, hosts and Volpe Koenig Shareholders, Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue, put on their ‘sorting hats’ and pull back the curtain to reveal the intellectual property (IP) of the ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’.

The Birth of a Brand: IP Goes Pop! Has a Side Order of French Fries

This episode of IP Goes POP! traces the development of a brand from its inception to a seminal trademark. No matter the size of a business, it is important to grow your brand and establish goodwill in your name – and for that you need a strong trademark. In this podcast episode, IP Goes Pop! co-hosts, Volpe Koenig Shareholders, and intellectual property lawyers, Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue, welcome Philadelphia’s own Pete Ciarrocchi, founder of Chickie’s & Pete’s Sports Bar and Crab House.

IP Goes Pop! Season 3, Episode 2: The Shortest Yard – IP in the End Zone

American football is a sport that permeates the popular culture, but what intellectual property is involved between the end-zones? In this episode of the IP Goes Pop! podcast we explore the movies, toys, patents, and trademarks that have shaped the sport in modern times. From the technology built into the players’ helmets, to the glowing first-down line you see on television, intellectual property has a huge impact on the way we interface with football.