Sr. Patent Agent
Joe Acayan brings 14 years of in-house and law firm experience, focusing his practice on patent portfolio development and strategic patent counseling. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized companies, and startups in Silicon Valley.
He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in a wide range of technologies, including digital circuitry, analog circuitry, computer architecture, computer systems, server technology, storage systems, databases, wireless networks, cloud computing, software applications, Internet-related applications, social media applications, semiconductor devices, semiconductor processes, nanotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical arts.
Joe also has experience in organizing patent harvesting sessions to procure invention disclosures; performing prior art searches; evaluating and analyzing patents in the contexts of licensing, due diligence, competitive intelligence, and litigation; and reviewing technology licensing, joint development, software license and ser- vices agreements. Prior to his patent practice, Joe worked for 4 years as an electrical engineer at Advanced Micro Devices.
Joe is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 1993, and received his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University in 2000.