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  • Widener University School of Law/Widener Commonwealth, J.D., cum laude
  • College Misericordia, B.S., Computer Science
  • Pennsylvania State University, A.S., with highest distinction, Computer Science
Joseph P. Boos
Professional Experience

Joseph’s practice focuses on evaluating and securing patents, analyzing patents relating to industry standards, counseling clients on patent portfolio acquisition and protection, evaluating patent portfolios from both a technical and legal viewpoint, and identifying and developing evidence of use and infringement positions.

Client Work

Joseph counsels large clients in the wireless communications and computing technologies industries.

Joseph counsels clients on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution strategy including identifying client goals, and developing a strategy to secure a patent. Joseph has experience in the Patent Rules in the U.S. and also across the globe, including China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Israel, India, Mexico, Malaysia, Norway, Singapore, and Venezuela. As the rules vary in each country, Joseph works with associates in each country to secure a patent in the most effective manner based on the client’s goals. Joseph also has experience in counseling clients regarding patent prosecution strategy in the European Patent Convention and the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Once a patent prosecution strategy is developed, Joseph implements the strategy by prosecuting the patent application. This includes analyzing and responding to Office Actions from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, conducting telephone and in-person interviews with Patent Examiners, and re-evaluating the patent prosecution strategy based on U.S. and Foreign prosecution progress.

Joseph counsels clients on patent portfolio acquisition by evaluating the strengths or weaknesses of individual patents and patent portfolios as a whole.

Joseph also provides licensing and litigation support to clients by creating claims charts relating to industry standards or products, evaluating file histories, and identifying strengths and weaknesses of a patent claim.

Joseph also counsels clients in identifying and submitting patents to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), which is a European Standards Organization.

Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, published by Thomson Reuters, (2006-2007, 2013)

Professional Activities

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, Secretary

Bar and Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Life Beyond the Law

I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, both of whom are active in numerous athletic endeavors. I’m a member of the National Ski Patrol and am a ski patroller at Montage Ski Resort near Scranton, PA.  Lastly, I enjoy flight dynamics and aspire to get a private pilot license one day.