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Joseph M. Sauer (Joe)


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  • Duquesne University (J.D. cum laude 1999; Recent Decisions Editor, Law Review); West Virginia University (B.S.E.E. 1993)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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.

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