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Joseph Wolfe

Joseph Wolfe


Joseph Wolfe is an associate in the patent development and strategy group. Joseph concentrates his practice on the rapidly evolving realm of artificial intelligence technology. With a deep understanding of the intricacies of artificial intelligence and its applications, Joseph brings a unique blend of technical expertise and legal acumen to the patent group.

Joseph practice extends to domestic and foreign patent prosecution and preparation, patent validity and infringement analyses, post-grant proceedings, freedom-to-operate analyses, due diligence, and strategic portfolio development. With a commitment to staying at the forefront of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, Joseph ensures his clients receive informed and strategic guidance, safeguarding their intellectual property rights in this dynamic technological landscape. 

In addition to artificial intelligence, Joseph’s practice extends to a wide variety of technology areas, among them computer software and hardware, financial technologies (business methods), blockchain, quantum computing, virtualization technology, electrical products and integrated circuits, semiconductor manufacturing equipment and processes, and mechanical fields.

Bar admissionsNew JerseyPennsylvaniaUnited States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Deep learning processes for predictive modeling of sporting event outcomes given spatial event data from sporting events.
  • Predictive modeling via conditional variational autoencoders for simultaneously predicting trajectories of players during a sporting event given live player tracking data.
  • Classification of offensive and defensive team alignments given image data of a sporting event using a convolutional neural network.
  • Predictive modeling of player shot attempts using artificial neural networks and personalized embeddings.
  • Multi-modal prediction for a plurality of attributes of a subsequent possession using previous play-by-play information and a mixture density network.
  • Predictive modeling of a target team executing a target play using a combination of a variational autoencoder and neural network.
  • Applications directed natural language processing (NLP) technology for intelligent financial assistants.
  • J.D., Villanova University 2014
  • B.S., Mathematics, Physics Minor, University of Scranton 2011
    magna cum laude


  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings) (2023)
  • Super Lawyers
    • Rising Star in Intellectual Property (Pennsylvania – 2022)
    • Rising Star in Intellectual Property (Pennsylvania – 2023)


  • Co-author, "Subject Matter Eligibility Challenges With Requirements for Functional Claiming,", March 25, 2020 (with William Bartow)
    Protecting AI technologies through patents: A US guide, 6 May 2020
  • Eligibility guidance in the wake of Alice: Clarity at the examiner stage, uncertainty in the Federal Circuit 22 December 2020
  • Understanding the USPTO guidance on patenting AI technologies, 29 March 2021
  • Claim drafting strategies for artificial intelligence innovations, 28 June 2021
  • Enter the metaverse: Seeking patent protection for metaverse innovations, 28 February 2022


  • “Artificial Intelligence - Coming to a Law Firm or Business Near You 2021” PBI CLE 2021;
  • “Patent Protection for Metaverse Innovations: Subject Matter Eligibility, Novelty, and Non-Obviousness Requirements” Strafford Publications 2022;
  • “Roundtable: Patents and non-fungible tokens” USPTO 2023;
  • “What’s Patentable in AI” WIPR Summit 2023;
  • “IP Challenges in AI” WIPR Summit 2023.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Joseph was employed at an intellectual property boutique firm where he gained experience in various aspects of intellectual property law, primarily domestic and foreign patent preparation and prosecution.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, SJP…Men for Others, Inc.