John W. Boger

John W. Boger graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law.  John also received cum laude, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Syracuse University and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Utah.  Previous to joining Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C., he was Senior Counsel at Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc.  Prior to attending law school, John worked for 8 years at DePuy, Inc. as a product development engineer and product manager specializing in orthopaedic implant design.  He also worked for DePuy–DuPont Orthopaedics, Inc. as the venture project manager, focusing on the development of advanced implantable biomaterials.  John is admitted to practice in New York and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

John has been involved with the Saratoga Youth Lacrosse League and The Double H Ranch.  He also serves on the board of MedTech.  During his free time, John enjoys participating in many outside activities, including running, biking, skiing, hiking and golf.

John is associated with the Albany and Rochester Offices.

Past and Present Professional Memberships: MedTech, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Eastern New York Intellectual Property Law Association, The Orthopaedic Research Society and Saratoga County Bar Association.


Boger, J.W.: Truth or Myth: Does an International Patent Exist?, BONEZONE, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Fall 2010.

Boger, J.W.: Psst . . . It’s a Secret . . . Don’t Tell Anyone, BONEZONE, Vol. 9, Issue 2, Summer 2010.

Boger, J.W.: Filing a Provisional Patent Application- Applicant Beware, BONEZONE, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Spring 2010.

Boger, J.W.: Strike Back at the Recession by Auditing Your Intellectual Property, BONEZONE, Vol. 8, Issue 4, Winter 2009.

Boger, J.W.: Laboratory Notebooks: Why They Are So Important, BONEZONE, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Fall 2009.

Boger, J.W.: What to Do When You are the Target of an Intellectual Property Due Diligence Investigation, BONEZONE, Vol. 8, Issue 2, Summer 2009.

Boger, J.W.: The Why, When and What of IP Due Diligence Investigations, BONEZONE, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Spring 2009.

Boger, J.W.: What You Need to Know about Patent Marking and Your Invention, BONEZONE, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Winter 2008.

Boger, J.W.: Recognizing Trademarks as a Source of Commercial Value, Part 2, Orthopaedic Product News, Jan./Feb. 2007.

Boger, J.W.: Recognizing Trademarks as a Source of Commercial Value, Part 1, Orthopaedic Product News, Nov./Dec. 2006.

Boger, J.W.: A Brief Review of Two Pedicle Screw Patents, Orthopaedic Product News, Sept./Oct. 2006.

Boger, J.W., Evans, B.G., Dunn, H.K., Daniels, A.U.: A New Design for Treatment of Thoracic Kyphosis: A.K.I.S., Trans. Ortho. Res. Soc., Vol. 10, 1985.

Schultz, R.S., Boger, J.W., Dunn, H.K.: The Use of Wire in Orthopedics: A Biomechanical Assessment, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 198: 304, Sept. 1985.

Dunn, H.K., Glass, J., Gemperline, P.L., Evans, B.G., Boger, J.W.: Intraoperative Harrington Rod Force Measurements Using a New Force Transducer, Trans. Ortho. Res. Soc., 1985.

Schultz, R.S., Boger, J.W., Daniels, A.U., Dunn, H.K.: Strength of Tension Band Wiring Systems, Trans. Ortho. Res. Soc., 1984.


Moderator- MedTech 2010-Bioscience Industry Summit- International Market Opportunities- Is This The Road You Want to Travel?, October 2010.

Presenter- OMTEC 2010, Chicago, IL- Intellectual Property Audits and the Critical Role of R & D Engineers, June 2010.

Presenter- 6th Annual Meeting on Innovation Technologies in Spine Surgery- Introduction to Intellectual Property What the Surgeon Needs to Know, October 2009.

Panelist- MedTech Bioscience Leadership Summit- Innovative versus Iterative Change: How To Best Fill The Pipeline In Challenging Times, October 2009.

Presenter- OMTEC 2009, Chicago, IL- Hints and Tips for the Product Development Professional in Maintaining Adequate Documentation When Inventing, June 2009.

Presenter- Department of Bioengineering, RPI- An Introduction to Intellectual Property, March 2009.

Presenter- BioConnex/LES Meeting- Introduction to IP Due Diligence Investigations, December 2008.

Presenter- MedTech Meeting on “Navigating the Mysterious Waters of IP”- Inventorship: How to Determine, November 2008.

Presenter- Grand Rounds for the Department of Orthopaedics, SUNY Upstate- A Primer on Intellectual Property: How to Protect your Interests and the Interests of the University, November 2008.

Presenter- 5th Annual Meeting on Innovation Technologies in Spine Surgery- Introduction to Intellectual Property What the Surgeon Needs to Know, June 2007.

Moderator-UVANY- Albany Capital Forum- The Nuts and Bolts of IP Due Diligence, May 2008.

Presenter- Department of Bioengineering, RPI- An IP Overview, March 2008.

Presenter- North American Spine Society-Pre Course titled Your Innovative Idea- Intellectual Property- What You Need to Know, October 2007.

Presenter- BioConnex/TechConnex- Commercializing an Invention, October 2007.

Panelist- Albany Law School- Patenting for Entrepreneurs, September 2007.

Boger, J.W., Kelman, D.C.: An In-vitro Test For Comparison of Commercially Available Tibial Trays, 10th ASME Winter Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 1989.

Boger, J.W.: A New Design for Treatment of Thoracic Kyphosis: A.K.I.S., Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 1985.

Schultz, R.S., Boger, J.W., Vernon Thompson Award 1984, Western Orthopedic Association, The Use of Wire In Orthopedics: A Biomechanical Assessment.


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