Joseph R Re – IP Protection for the Little Guy

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The massive growth in intellectual property issues has lead to a corresponding growth in IP litigation, but for California lawyer Joseph Re he’s the man who has stood up for the little guy, securing over $400 million in damages for patent infringement cases this year.

A partner in the Orange County IP firm Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, Re was a a recipient of the prestigious California Lawyer lawyers of the Year (CLAY) Awards, appearing in the magazine’s March 2005 issue. Certainly Re’s judgments have had a significant effect not just for his clients, but for patent and IP law issues for years to come.

Re has represented small companies against major firms such as Tyco International Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Logitech Inc., a $265 million settlement, plus $65 million in advanced royalty payments, for Masimo Corp. in a patent infringement suit against a Tyco unit, after having obtained a jury award of $134.5 million.