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Joe is a partner in the New York Office of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation before the federal courts and the ITC. Joe draws from his background as a registered patent attorney with extensive experience prosecuting patent applications, working with inventors and start-ups, drafting opinion letters, and evaluating freedom to operate for major corporations.
In 2013, Joe was selected as a New York Metro Rising Star, an honor which will be featured in the New York Times Magazine on Sunday, October 6, 2013. Joe has now been selected by his peers as a Rising Star in IP litigation four times. In 2006 and 2007, while working as a prosecuting attorney and litigator, Joe was featured as a “Rising Star” in IP litigation as featured in Law & Politics Magazine. After moving to New York City and joining Quinn Emanuel to focus on trial practice, Joe was selected as a New York Metro Rising Star in 2011 and 2013. Over the past decade, he has litigated, prosecuted, and opined on matters involving a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor manufacturing and processing, DRAM and flash memory, digital signal processing, 802.11 (WiFi) and 3GPP wireless protocols, corporate actions software, and consumer products, including HDTVs, smartphones, and tablets. Joe has litigated in the areas of antitrust, trade secrets, and contracts.
Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. (a GlaxoSmithKline company)
Johnson & Johnson
Representing defendants Google, Samsung, and HTC in a patent case brought by Gemalto S.A. in the Eastern District of Texas (Tyler) involving three patents directed to virtual machines and code compilers.
Representing Samsung in its global intellectual property disputes against Apple, including recent trials in the ITC and the Northern District of California involving patents directed to smartphones and tablets. Conducted direct examination at trial of key Samsung fact witness. Defeated Apple’s motion for a permanent injunction against Samsung’s smartphones and tablets.
Represented defendant Hynix Semiconductor in a patent case brought by plaintiff Intellectual Ventures in the District of Delaware involving seven patents directed to pipelined memory chip design, latch timing circuitry, metal interconnects, multi-level memory cells, and single-chip memory device/controller. After Intellectual Ventures dismissed one of the patents in suit, the case settled.
Represented defendants Google and Yahoo! in a patent case brought by NTP in the Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond) involving eight patents directed to email communication systems utilizing RF wireless connections.
Represented Wockhardt Pharmaceuticals in Hatch Waxman patent litigation against Wyeth in the Central District of California arising out of Wockhardt’s submission of an ANDA referencing Wyeth’s branded product EFFEXOR XR® (venlafaxine HCl). Identified inequitable conduct counterclaim and defeated Wyeth’s motion to dismiss same.
Represented Stiefel Laboratories/Connetics Corp. in Hatch Waxman patent litigation against Pentech Pharmaceuticals in the Northern District of Illinois arising out of Pentech’s submission of an ANDA referencing Connetics’ branded product LUXIQ® Foam.
Represented a Tunisian software vendor in a trade secret misappropriation action in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Successfully recovered a favorable settlement from a major financial asset management firm.
Represented defendant Samsung in a patent infringement case brought by plaintiff Ring Technology in the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall) involving a patent related to improved memory access using shift registers.
Represented Sony Corporation against Vizio, AmTRAN, Chimei Innolux, LG Electronics, and Westinghouse in multiple lawsuits as part of Sony’s patent enforcement program, involving various patents related to interactive television, chrominance signal processing and voltage regulator technologies. Obtained a successful settlement for Sony as the plaintiff.
Represented defendants Sony and Marvell in patent case brought by plaintiff Wi-LAN in the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall) involving patents related to wireless technologies.
Represented defendant Sony Electronics Inc. and Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. in a patent infringement case brought by plaintiff Bandspeed in Western District of Texas (Austin) involving patents related to adaptive frequency hopping and asserted against Bluetooth-compliant products, including the Sony PlayStation 3.
Represented defendant Johnson and Johnson Vision Care (Vistakon) in a patent infringement case brought by Vision Advancement, LLC in the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall) involving patents directed to bifocal contact lenses; team succeeded in obtaining favorable settlement for Vistakon.
Represented defendant Microsoft at trial and on appeal in a patent infringement case brought by AT&T, in which the Supreme Court clarified the extraterritorial limitations of the patent laws and ruled in favor of Microsoft.
Represented Fisher-Price in a patent infringement case brought in the Central District of California involving patent directed to a toy water gun. After prevailing on motion to dismiss claims of indirect infringement, case settled favorably for Fisher-Price.
Represented Ohio Art in a patent infringement case brought by Larami in the District of New Jersey involving patents directed to toy water guns. Team defeated motion for preliminary injunction against Ohio Art’s ARM water gun.
Represented plaintiff LifeScan against Roche Diagnostics in a patent infringement case in the Northern District of California involving patents directed to glucose monitor test strips.