Joseph Mencher


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas 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



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Joseph Mencher is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Blockchain Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on intellectual property, including patent prosecution and portfolio strategy.

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, crypto currency and blockchain 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.

Professional and Community Activities

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

Intellectual Property

The Intellectual Property Law 2018 Year In Review

We are pleased to highlight some of our representative intellectual property-related client successes and publications over the past year that might be relevant to your business success in the coming year. We represented clients in 74 inter partes review/PTAB proceedings that were filed in 2018, and our patent prosecution team filed over 2,300 U.S. patent applications and helped issue more than 1,650 U.S. patents just in 2018. We also helped close the IP issues in dozens of financings, M&A transactions, and joint venture/licensing arrangements.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "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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