Joseph LavelleRetired Partner
Joseph Lavelle is an experienced patent lawyer, focusing primarily on the preparation and trial of patent infringement cases.
Joseph also has handled a number of successful appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Joseph has more than 25 years of experience litigating patent cases, including many bench and jury trials. He has litigated in most areas of technology, including semiconductors, computers, computer software, telephony, Digital Signal Processing, telematics, waveform encoding, automotive technology, financial services, biotechnology and many others.
In addition to federal district court proceedings, Joseph has tried a number of Section 337 proceedings before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), as well as handled cases before the US Court of Federal Claims and appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also is licensed to practice before the USPTO and has successfully handled interference proceedings.
Joseph has vast experience handling litigation and counseling matters at the intersection of competition laws and antitrust laws. He has participated in many of the leading matters in the area of standard setting. Also, he has represented clients in patent-antitrust matters before the FTC and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.
- J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law 1982
Order of the Coif
Managing Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review
summa cum laude
- B.S., Physics, Wilkes University 1979
- Chambers USA
2012-2019 - Band 4, District of Columbia Intellectual Property: Litigation
2012 - Band 4, District of Columbia Intellectual Property
- The Legal 500 United States
2015, 2017 - Recommended, Intellectual Property Patent Litigation: Full Coverage
2016-18 - Recommended, Intellectual Property Patents: Litigation (International Trade Commission)
Joseph is a well-respected author and lecturer regarding the antitrust/IP interface.
"34 DLA Piper lawyers in nine countries ranked among The World's Leading Patent Professionals," DLA Piper, October 30, 2019
Joseph has served as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught courses on patent/antitrust and patent misuse law.
Memberships And Affiliations
- American Bar Association, Intellectual Property and Antitrust Section
- Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science
- American Physical Society