Joseph Hajjar works with clients in the technical fields of mechanical and biomedical engineering, focusing on medical device technology. His practice encompasses several areas of intellectual property law, including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution as well as conducting right-to-use and patentability investigations.
He first gained an inside perspective on patent prosecution while participating in the Patent Experience Externship Program at the USPTO. After a USPTO crash course on patent examination and examining applications on combustion engines and rocket propulsion, Joseph gained valuable insight on analyzing novel technology and understanding how examiners think, which he uses advantageously in the course of prosecution.
He also learned how to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse group of clients through his pro bono work in law school. He was a member of the Health Justice Clinic where he assisted clients and their families with healthcare directives and insurance claims. Joseph also volunteered for the Essex County Legal Aid Association where he assisted attorneys in advising low-income tenants facing legal action against their landlords.
Joseph expressed a strong interest in intellectual property throughout law school, earning the Intellectual Property Law Concentration in his studies while serving as Vice President of the Intellectual Property Law Association to foster an interest in others. He further honed his research and writing skills as an associate editor of the Seton Hall Circuit Review law journal.
2019, New Jersey Bar
2019, U.S. Patent Bar
J.D., Seton Hall Law School, 2019
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University, 2014