Joseph Venier works with clients with a variety of needs – patents, trademarks, prosecution, and litigation. Joseph’s background is in mechanical engineering, but he can quickly pick up any technology area he needs to. He is experienced in working with clients in the fields of surgical implants, aerospace engineering, oil and fuel delivery, automotive products, electronic security systems, HVAC, and electrochemical cells.
Joseph knew he was interested in intellectual property early on, and he went to work as a patent clerk as soon as he completed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. As patent clerk, he continued assisting with patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation throughout his time at law school, where he also served as the Vice President and Jobs Chair of the Intellectual Property Students Association as well as an Associate Editor with the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. These experiences enabled Joseph to advise clients with knowledge and confidence.
Joseph’s current practice focuses on patent prosecution and opinion work in the medical devices industry. Additionally, he is experienced in litigation and trademark matters, recently helping an industrial goods distributor accused of several violations of the Lanham Act obtain summary judgment granted in its favor as to all claims asserted by the plaintiff.
Trademark and Trade Dress Procurement
2017, Admitted to Bar in Michigan
2018, United States Patent & Trademark Office
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2017
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2014