Joe Palys is a partner in the Intellectual Property practice at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He focuses his patent practice on IP litigation and post-grant proceedings, as well as patent portfolio monetization and management. Mr. Palys is a former USPTO supervisory patent examiner (SPE) and leans on his more than twenty years of patent experience to counsel clients regarding district court and Federal Circuit appeal matters, along with Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post Grant Review (PGR, CBM) proceedings implemented under the America Invents Act (AIA). He has extensive experience coordinating federal court and post-grant proceedings. He is the current chair of the recently-formed PTAB Bar Association’s Program committee, and routinely presents on AIA-related topics.
His cases involve complex technologies, such as microprocessor and digital signal processing systems, computer and network architectures and systems, mobile device communications, semiconductor technologies, touchscreen technologies, ERP and business software systems, computer and network security, operating systems, and business methods.
Paul Hastings Recognized in 2019 IAM Patent 1000 as One of the Most Sophisticated Patent Litigation Practices
June 07, 2019
Paul Hastings Recognized in 2018 IAM Patent 1000 For Superb Track Record in Patent Litigation
June 15, 2018
Paul Hastings Recognized For Pristine Patent Litigation Track Record in 2017 IAM Patent 1000
August 08, 2017
Paul Hastings Intellectual Property Practice Continues Leadership in PTAB Filings
February 09, 2017
CoreLogic Wins IPRs
May 26, 2016
Paul Hastings Leader in PTAB Filings, Naveen Modi Top Overall in Individual Filings
January 07, 2016
Nationally Recognized Technology Patent Trial Team Join Paul Hastings in Palo Alto and Washington, D.C.
March 30, 2015
Paul Hastings Continues IP Growth in Washington, DC with Leading Post-Grant Proceedings Partner
July 14, 2014
USPTO Proposes Changing Claim Construction Standard for IPRs, PGRs, and CBMs
May 10, 2018
A Divided Supreme Court Upholds Inter Partes Review’s Constitutionality but Constrains the Patent Office’s Authority
April 25, 2018
PTAB Section 315(b) Time-Bar Determinations Reviewable at the Federal Circuit
January 10, 2018
Aqua Products, Inc. v. Matal: Petitioners Bear the Burden of Establishing the Unpatentability of Amended Claims in IPR Proceedings
October 10, 2017
No Article III Standing Requirement for Appellees in Appeals From IPR Proceedings
August 08, 2017
Prosecution History Disclaimer Extends to IPR Proceedings
May 16, 2017
Supreme Court Upholds the BRI Standard and Provides Guidance on Judicial Review
June 23, 2016
Federal Circuit Provides Guidance on the APA’s Procedural Safeguards for PTAB Proceedings
June 16, 2016
More Rule Changes for PTAB Proceedings
April 04, 2016
Important Things You Should Know about the Patent Office’s New Guidance Regarding PTAB Proceedings
August 26, 2015
Federal Circuit Rules on Appealability in Post-Grant Proceedings and on What Is a CBM Patent
July 20, 2015
Quick Fixes Implemented, New Rules on the Way for PTAB Trial Practice
April 01, 2015
The Federal Circuit Offers Guidance on Appealability and the Claim Construction Standard in Inter Partes Review Proceedings
February 12, 2015
Recognized by Managing IP as the Life Sciences IP Litigation Firm of the Year
Paul Hastings was was recognized by Managing IP at their Americas Awards, which honored individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving the international IP market.
The firm was recognized as Life Sciences IP Litigation Firm of the Year in the United States.
April 05, 2019
Recognized as the 2019 Post-Grant Firm of the Year by IAM Magazine
Paul Hastings was recognized as the Post-Grant Firm of the Year at Intellectual Asset Management's inaugural Global IP Awards. The award recognizes the achievements of the firm's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Team, which practices before the US Patent & Trial Office. Over the past year, the team's accomplishments include numerous post-grant proceeding victories for technology and life sciences clients - four of which were affirmed by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
January 30, 2019
Recognized as the Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year by LMG Life Sciences
LMG Life Sciences announced that the firm’s Intellectual Property practice was honored at the LMG Life Sciences Awards as the Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year (Branded). The publication cited the firm for wins on behalf of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, which locked in compound patent protection for Latuda®, the company’s billion-dollar-plus-per-year schizophrenia and bipolar drug, after a judgment of infringement that was affirmed by the Federal Circuit; and for Orexigen Therapeutics after a trial victory where the judge found all three patents-in-suit to be valid and infringed. The firm was also noted for obtaining an unprecedented six walk-away consent judgments in a major pharmaceutical litigation.
The firm and its partners were also shortlisted for:
* Inter-Partes Review Firm of the Year
* Post Grant Proceedings Attorney of the Year: Naveen Modi
* General Patent Litigator of the Year – New York: Bruce Wexler
September 13, 2018
Paul Hastings IP Practice Honored in 2017 IAM Patent 1000
Intellectual Asset Management highlighted Paul Hastings' IP practice in IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals. The guide ranked the firm's practices Nationwide as well as in New York and Washington, DC. Paul Hastings partners were ranked in California: Yar Chaikovsky; New York: Joseph O'Malley; Gerald Flattmann; Preston Ratliff; Bruce Wexler; Samuel Waxman; Washington DC: Naveen Modi; Blair Jacobs; Joseph Palys; and Allan Soobert; and in Japan: Hiroyuki Hagiwara.
Paul Hastings attorneys were also recognized in IAM's Nationwide tables: Yar Chaikovsky and Blair Jacobs were recommended for International Trade Commission litigation; Jacobs was recommended for his experience in Federal Circuit appellate litigation; and Naveen Modi and Joseph Palys were both recognized for their strength in post-grant proceedings. Preston Ratliff was also noted in the IAM Strategy 300, which recognizes individuals for their work in protecting intellectual property as a key business asset.
June 06, 2017
Paul Hastings IP Practice Honored in 2016 IAM Patent 1000
Intellectual Asset Management highlighted Paul Hastings' IP practice in its IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2016. The guide ranked the firm’s Nationwide, New York, Washington, D.C., and Georgia IP practices; and partners Yar Chaikovsky, Gerald Flattmann, Blair Jacobs, Robin McGrath, Naveen Modi, Joseph O'Malley, Joseph Palys, Preston Ratliff, Samuel Waxman, and Bruce Wexler were recognized as leading lawyers.
May 27, 2016