Joseph W. Dubis, Ph.D.

3200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
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Mitchell Hamline School of Law
   J.D., summa cum laude, 2016
   Salutatorian (William Mitchell Legacy)
   Cybaris®, an Intellectual Property Law Review, Executive Editor

Washington University in St. Louis
   Ph.D. Biological and Medical Sciences (Neurosciences), 2013

University of St. Thomas
   B.S. Biology, 2008

Bar and Court Admissions

Minnesota, 2016
United States Patent & Trademark Office, 2012

Awards & Recognition

Attorney of the Year - Groups, by Minnesota Lawyer, 2017
Eagle Scout

An associate in Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis office, Joseph practices all areas of intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent litigation, appellate work and post grant proceedings. Joseph’s motivation to become a lawyer was partly to help bridge the gap between inventors, scientists, and developers and the intellectual property protection they deserve.

Joseph is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a degree in biology. While at St. Thomas, Joe studied abroad in Italy, was a member of the class council, was a resident advisor, and was a member of Tri-Beta, a biology honor society. Following undergrad, Joseph received a doctorate in biology and biomedical science with an emphasis in neurosciences from Washington University in St. Louis. While there, he used functional magnetic resonance imaging to investigate how groups of regions of the human brain, known as networks, manifest task instructions during tasks. His attention-focused research on adults may be used to help diagnose attention disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and Tourette syndrome in children.

Joseph graduated summa cum laude and salutatorian from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. At Mitchell Hamline, he was a staff member on the Cybaris® Intellectual Property Law Review, publishing an article entitled “Inter Partes Review: A Multi-Method Comparison for Challenging Patent Validity,” and was later an executive editor for the journal.

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Joseph was active in soccer, high school band, and the Boy Scouts of America. In his free time now, Joseph enjoys participating in and watching a variety of sports and being outdoors and on the lake fishing and boating. He also likes to cook and bake when time allows.