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Joseph A. Farco is a partner in the Firm's intellectual property law group, and specializes in litigation and transactions involving patents and trade secrets.
As a trial patent lawyer, Joe represents patent owners, including inventors, and foreign and domestic companies in district court and the International Trade Commission. In this capacity, Joe handles pre-filing due diligence for patent owners on how to best assert their patents, handling cease-and-desist correspondence to avoid litigation, drafting complaints, answers, 12(b) motions, discovery and discovery motions, spearheading electronic discovery and strategies for electronically searchable information (ESI), taking and defending fact, expert, and 30(b)(6) depositions, handling all aspects of Markman proceedings and oral arguments related to same, summary judgement briefs and oral arguments related to same, pre- and post-trial memoranda and oral arguments related to same, technical and damages expert preparation and discovery, accounting and costs motions, appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, petitions for certiorari to the Supreme Court of the United States. As trial counsel, Joe makes advanced preparation and efficient strategy development a priority, especially for witnesses who are not native English speakers and where numerous experts are involved. Joe has prepared foreign and domestic witnesses for trial as well as experts.
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