Joseph M.Sauer (Joe)

Partner

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With more than 19 years of experience, Joe Sauer is actively involved in the PTAB Litigation group at Jones Day and has represented clients in more than 60 post-grant trials at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Joe provides clients with a broad range of patent services, including the development and management of international patent portfolios, freedom-to-practice opinions, ex parte and inter partes patent reexamination and post-grant reviews, prelitigation and general IP counseling, and patent litigation. In addition to his patent practice, he has experience in trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation.

Joe has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including Avid Technology, Blackberry, Bridgestone, Carnegie Mellon University, ClearCount Medical Solutions, Eastman Kodak, Gennum, Goliath Solutions, IBM, Marvell Semiconductor, MIM Software, Qualcomm, Quiksilver, Sandisk, SAS Institute, Semtech, SharkNinja, Synopsys, Xilinx, Visa International, and many others.

Before attending law school, Joe worked as a test engineer at Compunetix, Inc. in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, where he was responsible for the analysis and testing of digital and analog systems, including multimedia multipoint telecommunication systems. He is also active in civic and community affairs, serving on several local nonprofit boards.

Experience

  • SAS Institute builds patent portfolio for database, data mining, and data warehousing software applicationsJones Day provides IP advice to the SAS Institute Inc. and assists with the prosecution and management of its international patent portfolio related to database, data mining, and data warehousing software applications.
  • Marconi develops patent portfolio for telecommunications technologiesJones Day counseled Marconi Communications, Inc. and assisted with the prosecution and management of a global patent portfolio related to telecommunications technologies, including access systems, fiber optic circuits and systems, telecom power supplies, and software control systems.
  • Gennum defends against patent infringement claims over digital hearing aidsJones Day represented Gennum Corporation in a patent infringement action relating to digital hearing aids.
  • Gennum develops patent portfolio for digital hearing aids, high-definition television video processing circuits and digital data communication circuitsJones Day represented Gennum Corporation with respect to international patent prosecution, portfolio management, counseling on patentability, validity and noninfringement, and due diligence related to digital hearing aids, high-definition television video processing circuits and digital data communication circuits.
  • RIM builds global patent portfolio for wireless device and wireless network technologiesJones Day provided IP advice to Research In Motion, Ltd. and assisted with the prosecution and management of a global patent portfolio related to wireless device and wireless network technologies, including RF amplification and processing circuitry, antennas, wireless device structure and operation, operating systems, data compression and encryption, wireless network topologies, graphical user interfaces, power supplies, data storage, and mechanical designs.
  • Hand Held Products resolves patent infringement dispute over scanners and imagingJones Day represented defendant Hand Held Products in an infringement action on 12 patents and declaratory judgment on 36 other patents for scanners and imaging.
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