John F. Vodopia has been handling intellectual property matters for over 30 years, where his practice focuses on patent prosecution, patent litigation, including inter partes review (IPR), trademark prosecution, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB), including cancellations/oppositions.
Sample technical fields include electronics, electrical systems, digital signal processing, medical imaging including computer-aided detection (CADe) and computer-aided diagnostic (CADx) systems, medical systems and devices, agricultural harvesting systems including computer-vision and sensor-centric navigation systems, mobile communication devices and technologies including 5G radio access technology, semiconductors, display devices including interactive display devices, massively parallel computer design (IBM Blue Gene/P), and mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies.
Mr. Vodopia holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Polytechnic University (now New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering), 1987, and a Juris Doctor from New York Law School, 1992.
Professional Work History
Previously associated with the New York IP law firm Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser, where Mr. Vodopia prepared and filed numerous Appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences (BPAI). (Under the America Invents Act, the BPAI was replaced with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), effective September 16, 2012). He served as Senior Intellectual Property Counsel for Philips Electronics NA Corp., Briarcliff Manor, NY, and In-house Patent Counsel for Collaborative Laboratories, Inc., Stony Brook, NY.
Prior to entering IP law in 1989, Mr. Vodopia worked as an electrical and computer engineer in underwater navigation applications at Sperry Corporation, and in sonar-related technology (ASW), at Norden Systems, between 1984 and 1989.
Admissions to Practice
Member of the New York State Bar and New Jersey State Bar since 1993, and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the New York State Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent attorney.