Patent litigator Joseph Lavelle joins DLA Piper in Washington, DC
10 May 2012
DLA Piper today announced that Joseph Lavelle has joined the Intellectual Property and Technology practice and Patent Litigation group as a partner in the Washington, DC office.
Previously a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, Lavelle’s practice focuses on patent litigation and matters where intellectual property and antitrust law intersect. He has extensive experience in bench and jury trials and federal district court proceedings, as well as cases before the US Court of Federal Claims and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has also tried several Section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission, handled interference proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office, and represented clients in matters before the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
“With more than 25 years of patent litigation experience, Joe has a well-established reputation for his representation of technology clients involved in high-stakes matters,” said John Allcock, global co-chair of DLA’s Piper’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice. “His versatility also extends into antitrust law, which will be key to the expansion of our practice in Washington, DC, where several federal agencies continue to be active patent litigation venues."
Lavelle’s litigation and counseling experience involves a variety of complex technologies, including memory modules, microprocessors, CCD arrays, computers, image processing equipment, electronic voice mail systems, and acrylate polymerization, among others.
Lavelle served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught courses on patent, antitrust and misuse law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, summa cum laude, and a B.S. from Wilkes College.