For over a decade, Joe McPartland has drawn from his practical and business-minded experience as an engineer, employing a hands-on approach to harvesting and protecting the IP of companies ranging from small start-ups to multi-national corporations.
Joe’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications and the strategic development and management of patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad. He also conducts IP due diligence investigations connected with mergers and acquisitions, rendering opinions on various issues, such as patentability, patent infringement, validity, and enforceability. With experience in contested proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Joe also 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.