As Of Counsel, John Rauch brings with him 27 years of law firm and in-house patent prosecution experience. John’s engineering background provides a sound base for the high tech focus of his career which has concentrated on helping his firm and clients to obtain the best possible scope of protection for their innovations. More on his background can be found in his firm bio on our attorney team page: https://ggip.com/team/john-rauch/
Outside of practicing law, John has taught as an adjunct professor. He also has an interest in becoming fluent in German and in traveling abroad.
John was recently featured in Condé Nast Traveler in an article about first time travelers. John made his first trip abroad at the age of 55. He chose to visit Madrid, Spain where long-time favorite musician, Neil Young, was giving a concert. The article talks about why John had not traveled before, what encouraged him to start now, and what he learned from the trip.
John’s story was later shared by Condé Nast contributing editor, Mark Ellwood, on the Today Show.
Click the link below to view the poignant clip about John’s trip. Listen as he personally narrates his inspiring experience on the TODAY show’s travel segment “Tips and Tricks for Your 1st Trip Abroad” (aired on June 21, 2019):
The Patexia Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report for 2019 reveals Guntin & Gust in the Top 10 of Best Performing Patent Prosecution Firms.
Guntin & Gust Rankings
#1 in Technology Sector
The IP Prosecution Report reviews and ranks the top IP law firms and companies based on activity, efficiency and performance. The data is provided based on different tech areas: High-tech, Bio-tech, and Overall. The following metrics were analyzed to determine ranking: filing activity, pendency of applications, number of extensions requested, number of office actions, allowance rate, changes in the claim language and length of claims.
Patexia, Inc. is comprised of Patexia Connect (recruiting and experts), Patexia Contest (crowdsourcing prior art), Patexia Research (IP databases), and Patexia Insights (IP reports). The company, founded in 2010, is focused on gathering key IP data that clients can utilize to better evaluate law firms, attorneys and companies.
Last year as part of our continued process improvement initiatives, G&G implemented data verification to our docketing process. Using Foundation IP’s IP One Data System, data is independently verified throughout the life cycle of the patent.
Quality Paralegal, Erik Boyd, who attended the CPA Global Ignite Conference, summarized the the new tool’s scope:
Our docket entries are now compared against a pool of IP data obtained from over 100 external data sources. The data pool obtained from these sources is updated over 200,000 times a month, which enables us to have a robust process to validate priority claims, publication dates, grant dates, and patent numbers, among other things.