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  • Education
    • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, 2012
    • B.S., North Carolina State University, 2007, Electrical Engineering
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • California
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office

As a former operator of a small company in technology transfer, Joe understands the business objectives of startups, investors and companies that view intellectual property as a core business driver. He focuses his practice on preparing and prosecuting both U.S. and foreign patent applications in a variety of industries including:

  • Software
  • Telecommunications systems
  • Microelectronics
  • Electronics hardware
  • Control systems
  • Medical devices
  • Aerospace systems
  • Automobile systems
  • Electromechanical systems

Joe also provides legal opinions regarding patentability and intellectual property infringement, provides legal opinions regarding patentability, freedom-to-operate and intellectual property infringement, prepares and prosecutes trademark applications and negotiates and drafts license agreements.

Prior to attending law school, Joe worked as an engineer designing hardware and firmware for satellite and land-based communication systems and developing technology solutions for multiple electronic device platforms.
  • Prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to: chip-level RF communication systems, cell phone communication technology, RF transceiver and antenna systems, RF power and surge protection systems, RFID sensor technology, new signal protocols, and design, fabrication, and implementation of microelectronics (including LED)
  • Worked as an engineer designing FPGAs for use in RF-based satellite communication systems, and fixing hardware and software problems related to voice over IP systems