Fitch Even partner Joseph F. Marinelli has over 15 years of experience litigating complex patent, trade secrets, and trademark cases in a variety of industries including consumer electronics, financial products and services, and medical devices. He has honed his trial skills through extensive experience in popular patent venues including the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern District of California, and the Western District of Wisconsin.
Additionally, Joe provides counsel on intellectual property portfolio management and transactions, including structuring and negotiating IP licenses, joint ventures, and technology agreements. He advises clients across a broad spectrum of technologies, including liquid crystal displays, DRAM microprocessors, media players GUIs, lithium ion batteries, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, polyethylene films, food ingredients, garage door openers, and banking systems. In addition to his trial work, Joe regularly counsels clients on patent infringement avoidance, which often involves providing validity opinions.
Joe has handled appeals to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals and to the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and has unique experience in successfully representing clients in post-grant proceedings in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under the America Invents Act.
While attending the University of Wisconsin Law School, Joe interned for the Honorable Barbara B. Crabb, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.