Joseph Shapiro Associate

Intellectual Property
Business/Contract Disputes
General Litigation
Business Law

Real Property Law

Joseph’s experience covers a broad range of areas: intellectual property (patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing), business/contract disputes, general litigation, business law, family law, and real property law. Joseph has worked for a three-attorney general practice law firm in Draper, Utah, and a six-hundred-attorney corporate law firm in Los Angeles, California. He understands different clients, different needs, and different solutions. With this experience, Joseph is able to counsel clients of any size on what approach makes sense while also avoiding unnecessary, expensive, and time-consuming distractions.

Joseph has prosecuted and litigated patents in a wide range of technologies including medical devices, wireless networking, software, exercise equipment, fuel additives, automobile traffic sensing and management, laser surgery, and more. Joseph counsels on obtaining trademark and copyright protection and resolving trademark and copyright disputes. He also negotiates, drafts, and counsels on intellectual property licensing agreements, and prepares legal opinions for intellectual property matters.

In addition to intellectual property, Joseph is an experienced litigator in contractual and other disputes. He has litigated intellectual property, contract, family, real property, bankruptcy, and other issues in small claims court, state court, and federal district court.

Applying his belief that an attorney is a problem solver, Joseph seeks to understand his clients’ business and personal needs and then advocates their causes efficiently, effectively, and confidently.

Before attending law school, Joseph worked as a software engineer and also as a network protocol/technology analyst for the National Security Agency in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to joining the firm, Joseph was patent litigation associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Los Angeles, California.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association

Representative Litigation Matters

White Knuckle IP, LLC v. Electronic Arts, No. 1:15-cv-36 (D. Utah) (represented patentee in infringement action for video game technology)

SyncPoint Imaging, LLC v. Nintendo of America Inc. et al., No. 2:15-cv-247 (E.D. Tex.) (represented patent holder in infringement action against Nintendo)

ATEN Int’l Co, Ltd. v. Uniclass Tech. Co., Ltd., No. 2:15-cv-4424 (C.D. Cal.) (represented accused infringer of patents relating to keyboard-video-mouse switches)

My Health, Inc. v. Alere, Inc. et al., No. 2:14-cv-652 (E.D. Tex.) (represented patentee in infringement action regarding remote health monitoring technology)

PetAware, LLC v. Premier Pet Products, LLC et al., No. 2:14-cv-656 (E.D. Tex.) (represented patentee in infringement action regarding electronic marketing technology)

InterDigital, Inc. v. Samsung et al., ITC Inv. No. 337-TA-868 (ITC) (represented holder of standards essential wireless phone patents in ITC 337 action against Samsung, Huawei, ZTE, and Nokia)

Parallel Networks, LLC v. F5 Networks, Inc., No. 1:13-cv-2001 (D. Del.) (defended manufacturer of switching hardware and software against patent litigation claims)

WaveTronix LLC v. Smart Microwave Sensors GMBH, No. 2:13-cv-702 (W.D. Pa.) (represented manufacturer of traffic sensors in asserting patents against foreign competitor)

Icon Health and Fitness v. Johnson Health Tech, No. 10-cv-209 (D. Utah) (represented patentee in infringement action against competitor for exercise equipment technology)

Lodsys, LLC v. Novell, Inc., No. 2:11-cv-90 (E.D. Tex.) (defended Novell against patent infringement)

Tranxition v. Novell, No. 3-12-cv-1404 (D. Or.) (defended Novell against patent infringement)

Bascom v. Novell, No. cv-12-1113 (E.D. Va.) (defended Novell against patent infringement)

Softvault v. Novell, No. cv-12-5541 (N.D. Cal.) (defended Novell against patent infringement)

Joseph Shapiro