Joseph Mencher is an associate in the Intellectual Property and Social Media Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on intellectual property, including patent prosecution and portfolio strategy and trademark law.
Before joining the firm, Joseph conducted research in materials for flat panel displays at the University of California at San Diego. In addition to his law degree, Joseph holds an M.S. in material science and engineering and a B.S. in mechanical engineering.
Joseph's intellectual property law experience includes:
- Preparing and prosecuting U.S. utility, U.S. design, foreign and PCT patent applications covering a wide variety of technologies, including energy exploration and production equipment, medical devices, pipeline-related equipment, computer hardware and software, industrial and consumer lighting products, hydraulic systems, thermal management systems, and a variety of business methods in the fields of computer manufacturing, Internet based business services, and financial services including banking, insurance, and investing.
- Conducting product reviews, patentability, freedom of operation, validity and infringement investigations, and preparing related opinion letters.
- Preparing and prosecuting U.S. trademark applications, and conducting trademark clearance searches.
Recent Speeches and Publications
- "Kim Dotcom May Be Shooting Himself In The Foot," guest author, Law360, July 3, 2013.
- "Yahoo! v. Facebook: Clicking Through the Blogosphere Bias," Social Media Law Brief, March 28, 2012.
- "Counterfeiting and Piracy: Can It Be Quantified?" Financial Fraud Law Report, November 10, 2010.
- "Zipping Your Greentech Patent Application Down The Line," co-author, TechLaw, December 10, 2009.