AREA OF PRACTICE

Litigation

Biography

Joseph Mercadante is an experienced patent litigator with a focus on cases in the field of electronics, including computer hardware and software, automotive technologies, telecommunications and networking, and semiconductors. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of patent litigation, including pre-suit investigations, validity and infringement analyses, discovery, Markman proceedings, expert reports and depositions, all forms of motion practice, and trial. In addition to practicing in federal courts and the International Trade Commission, he has litigated at the Patent Office, including inter partes review and reexamination proceedings. He served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr. (Ret.) of the United States District Court for he District of New Jersey and has significant technical experience including a background in electrical engineering. 

Representation

Defended a multinational computer technology company in patent litigation related to DRAM technology. Achieved a favorable settlement after claim construction.

Successfully represented an LED manufacturer in patent litigation and inter partes review in an 11-patent case regarding LED replacements for fluorescent tubes.

Successfully defended an automobile manufacturer in multiple patent infringement lawsuits and inter partes review proceedings regarding automotive cruise control, passenger restraint, engine control, lighting, and navigation technologies.

Successfully defended a consumer electronics company in patent litigation and related reexamination related to CMOS image sensors.

Represented a closely-held corporation in patent, copyright, and trade secret regarding telephone routing technology. Successfully invalidated the asserted patent in district court.

Education

Seton Hall University School of Law– J.D., 2009
Villanova University– B.S.E.E., 2006

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Awards and Honors