Joseph (Joe) H. Paquin, Jr., focuses his practice on patent litigation, counseling and protection. He has significant patent litigation experience representing patentees and accused infringers, particularly Asian companies.
Among Joe’s successes is his defense of a major Hong Kong textile manufacturer from claims of patent infringement relating to the manufacture of wrinkle-free shirts. In addition to finding the patents-in-suit invalid and not infringed, the court held the patents unenforceable due to inequitable conduct and awarded attorneys’ fees and costs totaling nearly $6.8 million.
As an adjunct to his litigation practice, Joe represents parties before the US Patent and Trademark Office in post-grant proceedings, including inter partes reviews and patent reexaminations. He has experience in a wide variety of technologies, including consumer electronics products, telecommunication systems, semiconductor memories, computer displays, printers, disk drives, smoke alarms, food products, dental products, athletic and injection-molding equipment, magnetic resonance imaging scanners, lithium ion batteries, power tools, institutional furniture products and plastic bottles.
Joe is an experienced intellectual property (IP) strategist and has developed and exploited patent portfolios for clients. He routinely performs patent infringement and validity analyses and counsels clients on avoidance of patent infringement. He also has wide-ranging experience in patent licensing and has assisted clients in developing and implementing corporate IP programs.
Joe received a BS in electrical engineering from Ohio State University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.