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Joseph M. Walker

Associate

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5267
Fax: (312) 460-7243
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Mr. Walker is an associate in the Litigation Department in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Walker concentrates his practice in all areas of intellectual property law and technology.

Mr. Walker provides litigation support in patent litigation matters and has experience analyzing patent claims, prosecution histories and developing infringement and non-infringement positions.  He has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a broad range of technologies, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic arts, biomedical devices, medical device, mechanical, and computer technology fields.  Mr. Walker has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for complex biological, small molecule pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical formulations, therapeutic agents, chemical agent detection systems, microfluidic centripetal devices, laboratory instrumentation, diet and nutrition systems, heart pumps, valves, and microelectronic devices.  Mr. Walker is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Before joining Seyfarth as an associate, Mr. Walker was a law clerk for the Intellectual Property Practice Group, assisting in a number of copyright, trademark, and patent prosecution and litigation matters.  Prior to attending law school to pursue a career in patent law, Mr. Walker worked as a chemical engineer.

Mr. Walker is an associate in the Litigation Department in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Walker concentrates his practice in all areas of intellectual property law and technology.

Mr. Walker provides litigation support in patent litigation matters and has experience analyzing patent claims, prosecution histories and developing infringement and non-infringement positions.  He has experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in a broad range of technologies, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic arts, biomedical devices, medical device, mechanical, and computer technology fields.  Mr. Walker has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for complex biological, small molecule pharmaceutical, pharmaceutical formulations, therapeutic agents, chemical agent detection systems, microfluidic centripetal devices, laboratory instrumentation, diet and nutrition systems, heart pumps, valves, and microelectronic devices.  Mr. Walker is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Before joining Seyfarth as an associate, Mr. Walker was a law clerk for the Intellectual Property Practice Group, assisting in a number of copyright, trademark, and patent prosecution and litigation matters.  Prior to attending law school to pursue a career in patent law, Mr. Walker worked as a chemical engineer.

Education

  • J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center (2010)
  • B.S., University of Illinois (2006)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Chemical Society
     

Publications

  • Co-Author, "Preserving the Strength and Presumed Validity of Patents: Implications of Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited Partnership for Life Sciences", BNA Life Sciences Law & Industry Report, Vol. 5, No. 17, pp. 895-98 (September 9, 2011)