For the past 22 years, Joe has practiced law in the Intellectual Property arena, and recently joined the firm of Evans and Dixon, to help develop a new Intellectual Property department. Prior to joinging Evans and Dixon, he spent the past ten years at Thompson Coburn, LLP. He is experienced in all aspects of intellectual property law, including the preparation of confidentiality, license, assignment, trade secret and other agreements, and in preparing patentability, validity and infringement/freedom-of-use opinions. Joe has prepared and prosecuted patent and trademark applications in the United States and in many foreign countries.
His years of experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications has resulted in the issuing of hundreds of U.S. Patents in various different technical fields. His past experience as a Patent Office Examiner gives him a special insight into the prosecution of patent applications and the procedures practiced at the Patent Office in the handling of applications from their filing to their issuance as patents and thereafter.
Joe has first-hand knowledge and experience supporting his own family living with autism spectrum disorder, which includes his wife, Leigh, a daughter, and a son on the autism spectrum. He plays a critical role as supportive husband and father in this family system, which contributes signifcantly to the overall balance in the family. As a board member, he handles all LoveU2Pieces intellectual property matters and contributes hours of time and energy in the organization’s effort to support other families in their journeys.