Joseph R. Re

Joseph R. Re graduated from the College of Engineering at Rutgers University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  He was admitted to the Chi Epsilon Honorary Society.

In 1985, Mr. Re received his Juris Doctorate degree from St. John’s University School of Law.  As the Notes and Comments Editor of the St. John’s Law Review, he published “The Stage of Publication as a ‘Fair Use’ Factor: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc. v. Nation Enterprises,” an article on copyright law cited with approval by the Supreme Court of the United States in the Harper & Row case.

From 1985 to 1987, Mr. Re was a Law Clerk to the Honorable Howard T. Markey, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Upon completion of his clerkship, Mr. Re joined the firm and became a partner in 1990.

Mr. Re’s practice primarily includes the handling of patent litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.  Mr. Re has written and spoken extensively on patent law and litigation procedure.  He co-authored a chapter on practice and procedure before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in 8 West’s Federal Forms – National Courts (West Group 2001), and he keeps that chapter current by writing its annual pocket parts.  Mr. Re is also a co-author of the latest editions of a classic book on appellate advocacy entitled Brief Writing and Oral Argument (8th ed. Oceana Pubs. 1999).

Mr. Re also authored numerous articles including “Parallel Prosecution: Effect of Patent Prosecution on Concurrent Litigation,” 73 J. Pat. Off. Soc’y 965 (1991), for which he was awarded the Patent Office’s 20th Annual Rossman Memorial Award.  For that same journal, he co-authored “Vacating Patent Invalidity Judgments Upon an Appellate Determination of Noninfringement,” 72 J. Pat. Off. Soc’y 780 (1991), an article cited by the Supreme Court.  Mr. Re has also authored “Litigating Under Both Markman Decisions,” 1997 Patent Litigation 283 (PLI); “Using Rule 30(b)(6) for Corporate Depositions,” 3 Prac. Litigator 83 (No.4) 1992; “Federal Circuit Jurisdiction Over Appeals From District Court Patent Decisions,” 16 AIPLA Q.J., 169 (1988); and numerous other articles, which have appeared in various legal and business journals.

Mr. Re is currently serving on the Board of the Federal Circuit Bar Association.  He has also served as the chairman of the Amicus Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, for whom he has authored numerous appellate briefs concerning patent law and litigation procedure.

In addition to being a member of various other legal associations, Mr. Re is a member of the Bar of the State of New York, the State of California, the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and numerous other federal appellate and trial courts.  Since 1984, he has also been licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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