Joseph Farco, Esq
JPoseephn An. Fsarycol fvocausens ihais practice on intellectual property matters, including litigation
involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets, as well as prosecution and
transactions involving intellectual property.
As a trial patent lawyer, Joe represents patent owners, including inventors, and foreign
and domestic companies in United States district courts, the United States Patent and
Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and the International Trade
Commission. There is no litigation task Joe cannot handle, including drafting pleadings
(complaints, answers), arguing pre-trial motions, trial motions, and post-trial motions,
engaging in Markman hearings, taking and defending against discovery, including
electronic discovery (ESI), depositions, and facilities inspections, and preparing all types
of witnesses (expert, non-expert, and third parties) to make a case as favorable to his
clients as possible. Joe handles pre-filing due diligence for patent owners on how to best
assert their patents and advises on best practices to get infringers to cease and desist.
For clients who have been or face infringement concerns, Joe has helped these clients to
design around patents and/or found prior art to remove such patents as a concern. Joe
also prepares opinions on which his client could rely if they ever faced a threat of a lawsuit.
Joe makes advance preparation and efficient strategy development his priorities,
especially for witnesses who are not native English-speakers and where numerous
experts are involved. He has prepared foreign and domestic witnesses and experts for
As a registered patent attorney, Joe practices before the United States Patent and
Trademark Office. He counsels clients from all over the world under America Invents Act
(AIA) and pre-AIA rules to obtain patent protection in the form of utility and design patents.
He has helped clients to obtain patents on their inventions through appeals to the Patent
Trial and Appeal Board and been involved in challenges to patent rights under ex
parte reexaminations and inter partes review proceedings.
Joe uses his litigation and prosecution experience to provide opinions concerning
patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity, to help his clients make well-informed
intellectual property decisions for their business or avoid allegations of induced
infringement and/or willful infringement of patents.
Prior to his legal career, Joe was a project engineer for Hamilton Sundstrand Space
Systems, where he led a team of engineers to develop mechanical, electrical, and
materials test analyses for the life-critical Extravehicular Mobility Unit worn by astronauts
on space missions to and from the International Space Station.