Joe has extensive experience in both patent acquisition and enforcement. Joe played significant roles in patent litigation at every stage from pre-suit investigation though trial and appeal, including a patent jury trial lasting over thirty days. Joe uses his patent litigation experience to prepare and prosecute patents that can be effectively licensed or otherwise enforced. He has prepared, filed, and prosecuted hundreds of domestic and foreign patent applications. A large part of Joe’s practice involves analyzing patentability and product clearance issues and providing design-around guidance.
Joe uses his Mechanical Engineering background to handle patent-related issues for a wide variety of technologies, including biomedical tools, automotive and motorcycle components, heavy machinery, water management systems, footwear constructions, firearms and accessories, outdoor gear, hunting accessories, archery components, sporting equipment, heating and cooling systems and semiconductor inspection equipment. Joe’s clientele ranges from solo inventors to large entities, such as 3M, Microsoft, Motorola, Honda, Donaldson Company, ADC Telecommunications, Red Wing Shoe Company, Vermeer and Rudolph Technologies.
Joe has been issued a United States patent on his own invention directed to a long range reactive shooting target that he designed, built, and filed patents on. Below is a demo video of one of the prototypes he tested.
Outside of the office, Joe enjoys various activities, including rock climbing (trad lead, sport lead and bouldering); riding his Triumph Daytona 675 on the track, Honda CRF250R on trails, and touring on his Harley Fatboy; backpacking, canoeing, snowboarding and backcountry skiing, bareboat sailing in the Caribbean, boxing, TIG welding, paddle boarding with his dog, mountain biking, hockey, reading and adventure travel.