Overview

Joe has been the firm’s Managing Partner since 2016, and previously served as the firm’s Managing Partner in 2004-2005. His practice focuses on intellectual property counseling and litigation, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation, post grant and reexamination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and advising clients on issues of patent infringement, validity, enforceability, and licensing. Joe also represents clients on trademarks, trade dress, and copyrights matters.

Joe has litigated patent disputes in district courts throughout the United States and has handled Markman and summary judgment hearings. As a registered patent attorney and a member of Klarquist’s Post Grant Group, he also represents clients in Inter Partes Reviews (IPR) and reexaminations proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including hearings before the Patent Trials and Appeal Board (PTAB). With extensive experience in both litigation and post grant practice, Joe routinely advises clients on how to balance parallel proceedings in courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Joe understands the complex technologies of his clients. In addition to prosecuting patent applications in the chemical and mechanical arts, he has litigated and advised clients on patent issues relating to Internet technologies, software, processors, video game technology, smartphones, and medical devices and imagining technology.

Joe joined Klarquist in 1993 as an associate and became partner in 1997.

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