Joseph Mencher

Practices

Education and Clerkships

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

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1998

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2003

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004

Profile

Joseph Mencher is a partner 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.

Professional and Community Activities

  • State Bar of Texas


  • Austin Intellectual Property Law Association


  • United Way

Growth

Class of partners 2015

Haynes and Boone Presents Largest Class of New Partners in Its History

Haynes and Boone, LLP is proud to announce promotion to partnership of 13 lawyers representing the firm’s Austin, Dallas, Houston, New York, Orange County, Richardson, and Washington, D.C. offices. It is the largest class of new partners elevated in the firm’s 44-year history.

Selected 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.

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