Joel Gotkin is a Member in the firm’s St. Louis, Missouri, office. Joel focuses his practice generally on patent preparation and prosecution, and has broad experience across various technology areas, particularly within mechanical and computer science technologies. Joel has significant experience with all phases of patent prosecution in the United States, including patent application drafting, responding to Office Actions, and briefing and arguing appeals before the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Joel is also a part of the firm’s mentorship program and helps develop communication and patent prosecution skills for new attorneys.
Joel has experience working with both large corporations and individuals. He enjoys working closely with his clients to support their unique needs, including cultivating and strengthening their patent portfolios, working with foreign agents to prosecute applications and develop patenting strategies worldwide, preparing noninfringement and invalidity opinions, and assisting in litigation matters.
Before joining the firm, Joel spent a year at the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany, acquiring an LL.M. in intellectual property law, which he regularly puts to use counseling domestic and international clients. Joel also regularly conducts training exercises for international clients, educating them on a variety of aspects of U.S. patent practice and is a regular lecturer at the firm’s annual Intellectual Property Training Institute.
“The United States Bayh-Dole Act and its Effect on University Technology Transfer,” Munich Intellectual Property Law Center Studies, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, Volume 18, 2012