"As a patent attorney, I’m an engineer and scientist at heart and love working with never-before-seen technologies. I came to Fitch Even because we’re able to provide the technical experience and legal knowledge essential for thorough IP protection."
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Joseph H. Herron is committed to helping guide clients to focus not only on each specific patent matter, but also to understand how the individual patents impact their company’s overall bottom line and the full patent portfolio. With well over a decade of intellectual property experience, Joe assists his clients in achieving positive business results from technical innovation, representing them in patent prosecution, patent litigation, and opinion work, as well as other IP matters, in the U.S. and abroad. His strengths in patentability and clearance opinions, reexamination and reissue techniques, and due diligence analysis help clients generate and manage diverse patent portfolios.
Joe is skilled at complex patent prosecution and post-issuance matters in conjunction with his opinion work. He also has extensive experience prosecuting U.S. and foreign utility and design patent applications and has represented clients in patent litigation matters covering everything from water treatment chemicals to credit card processing and Internet transactions. Joe has worked with large companies in diverse technologies including fuel cells and reformers, pharmaceuticals, polymers, medical devices, and food manufacturing processes and compositions.
A practical understanding of the intellectual property development process is central to Joe’s ability to effectively counsel clients. Prior to his legal career, Joe worked as a chemical engineer researching and designing fuel cell applications, and had hands-on experience as a patent agent before receiving his law degree.
Prepares, prosecutes, and manages foreign and domestic patent portfolios for a global packaging and seal manufacturer. Provides due diligence for acquisitions of global patent portfolios and manufacturing facilities for this manufacturer.