Recent Publications

Finally, the Post-Alice Federal Circuit Finds a Computer-Implemented Business Method Patent-Eligible

As noted in our previous client update, judicial rulings on the patent-eligibility of software and business method patents under section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act have run heavily against patent owners since Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. ___, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014). >>



Joseph R. Mencher

Associate

Austin


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Áreas de Practica

Educación

  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 2003, with honors
  • M.S., Material Science and Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2000
  • Mechanical Engineer, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2003
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004
Joseph R. Mencher

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.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
  • United Way 

Online Publications

12/08/2014 - Finally, the Post-Alice Federal Circuit Finds a Computer-Implemented Business Method Patent-Eligible
As noted in our previous client update, judicial rulings on the patent-eligibility of software and business method patents under section 101 of the U.S. Patent Act have run heavily against patent owners since Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, 573 U.S. ___, 134 S. Ct. 2347 (2014).

03/20/2014 - Pragmatists vs. Academics: The Lighting Ballast Control Decision

07/03/2013 - Law360 Guest Article: Kim Dotcom May Be Shooting Himself In The Foot
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom recently claimed via Twitter that he is the inventor and patent-holder of a two-step authentication method employed by social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google.

06/05/2013 - The IP Beacon, June 2013
A Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law.

04/30/2012 - The IP Beacon, April 2012
A Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law.

11/10/2010 - Counterfeiting and Piracy: Can It Be Quantified?
Haynes and Boone associate Joe Mencher summarizes some Government Accountability Office insights from a report on counterfeiting and piracy.

10/01/2010 - The IP Beacon, October 2010

09/08/2010 - Counterfeiting and Piracy: Can It Be Quantified?

01/19/2010 - The IP Beacon, January 2010
A Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law.

01/11/2010 - Zipping Your GreenTech Patent Application Down the Line

06/12/2009 - The IP Beacon, June 2009
"The IP Beacon" is a Haynes and Boone Newsletter highlighting current issues in Intellectual Property Law.