Joe brings deep technical expertise in experimental and theoretical physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, and the design and fabrication of complex scientific instrumentation to the firm’s Chemical & Material Sciences practice group. He drafts and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications across a broad range of technologies, including: clean technologies, medical devices, batteries, microfluidics, artificial intelligence, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical compositions, and optics. He also provides technical support, due diligence review, and freedom to operate and patentability analyses for clients in a variety of technical areas at the interface of chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Joe earned a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Delaware and was an NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University.  His doctoral and postdoctoral research focused on the role of chemistry in global climate and the development of new spectroscopic and spectrometric instrumentation for the characterization of nanoparticles and molecular clusters.  Joe has authored and co-authored original research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Chemical Physics and Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.

Prior to joining L&A, Joe worked as a patent agent at a Boston-based IP law firm specializing in the biotechnology and life sciences fields.

Education and Prior Experience

  • University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, Candidate for J.D. (expected 2023)
  • NSF Centers for Chemical Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University
  • University of Delaware, Ph.D., Chemistry
  • Sacred Heart University, M.S., Chemistry
  • Sacred Heart University, B.S., Chemistry and Mathematics

Admissions, Memberships, and Acknowledgements

  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Wallace H. Carothers Graduate Fellowship, University of Delaware
  • Outstanding Masters’ Thesis Award, Sacred Heart University
  • Trustee Scholarship, Sacred Heart University
  • Member, Pi Mu Epsilon