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Joseph A. Farco is a member of the firm’s intellectual property law group, and has considerable experience in patent litigation, ITC proceedings, and patent prosecution. Mr. Farco has been involved in numerous aspects of the patent trial, including initial settlement discussions, fact and expert discovery, summary judgment, post-hearing briefing, and appeals. He has prepared initial pleadings, discovery motions, Markman briefs and presentations, trial and post-trial motions, and appeals and briefs for rehearing en banc to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also has experience in cases involving local patent rules and procedures and is acquainted with ITC practices. Mr. Farco also prosecutes patent applications for large and small corporate clients in a diverse range of technology areas. He engages in a variety of actions before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, including Board appeals and ex parte reexaminations. Mr. Farco also provides opinions to clients, including patentability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions, to assist clients in making well-informed intellectual property decisions for their business.
Mr. Farco has been engaged to provide services to clients in the following technological areas: medical devices and prosthetics, commercial electronic and mechanical products, websites, digital cameras, furniture, home appliances, wireless and other remote-access communication systems, insurance and other business method algorithms, internal combustion engines, and turbo machinery.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Farco was a project engineer for Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems where he led a team of engineers to develop mechanical, electrical, and materials test analyses for the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) utilized by astronauts on space missions. The EMU serves as a critical component of the space suit worn by those traveling to and from the International Space Station.
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