Joe Farley focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, particularly patent disputes in federal court and at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). He has also prosecuted hundreds of patent applications and made numerous successful arguments before the USPTO. Joe's litigation and prosecution experience spans a variety of technologies ranging from pharmaceuticals to mechanical devices.
Before joining Jones Day, Joe clerked at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. Court of Federal Claims. During this time, he gained vast experience at the trial and appellate levels, which he uses to craft effective arguments and offer practical insight. He also worked as a mechanical engineer, primarily designing industrial equipment for applications in the oil and gas industry.
- The George Washington University (LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law with highest honors 2017); Northern Kentucky University (J.D. summa cum laude 2015; First in class; Executive Editor, Northern Kentucky Law Review); University of Cincinnati (M.B.A. 2010; B.S. in Civil Engineering 2010)
- Ohio, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- Law Clerk to: Judge Lawrence VanDyke, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2021-2022); Judge Evan J. Wallach, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (2019-2021); and Chief Judge Susan G. Braden, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2017-2018)