Joe McPartland focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications and the strategic development and management of patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad. Joe also conducts IP due diligence investigations in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and renders opinions on various issues, such as patentability, patent infringement, validity, and enforceability. Joe handles contested proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well, and counsels clients on issues relating to litigation, licensing and collaboration agreements in a wide range of technologies.
Prior to embarking on a career in patent law, Joe worked as an electrical engineer developing hardware, firmware, and software components of airborne radar systems. For over a decade, Joe has drawn from his practical and business-minded experience as an engineer in employing a hands-on approach to harvesting and protecting the IP of companies ranging from small start-ups to multi-national corporations.