Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle

Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox
John P. McGroarty

Mind + Muscle

John P. McGroarty


  • John P. McGroarty
  • p 202.772.8882
  • f 202.371.2540
  • jmcgroarty@skgf.com

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Mr. McGroarty's practice focuses on the procurement, licensing and enforcement of patent rights, and advising clients on the creation and management of high-value patent portfolios, freedom-to-operate and patentability issues, validity and infringement issues, and due diligence investigations in connection with licensing transactions and mergers/acquisitions. 
Mr. McGroarty works with clients involved in a wide range of mechanical and electromechanical technologies, including electronic devices, semiconductor devices, semiconductor packaging, organic materials, optics, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and medical instruments.  His practice has involved more than 100 in-person interviews with patent examiners and dozens of telephone interviews; he has found that such interviews significantly increase the rate at which patents are allowed.
Mr. McGroarty has advised clients involved with litigation before the federal courts, as well as in proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.  
  • Admissions
      • District of Columbia

      • New York

      • United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Education
    • J.D., Georgetown University

    • M.S., Materials Science Engineering, Cornell University

    • B.S., Materials Science Engineering and Finance, University of Pennsylvania dean's list


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