Joseph P. Anderson III is a member of the Mechanical Technologies (including Medical Device and Ornamental Design) Team in the firm's Patents Group. He has particular experience in advising clients on infringement risks, and design changes in advance of large-scale product launches, in the industrial, consumer product, and medical device technology sectors. Joe also has extensive experience in opinion preparation, client counseling, and patent portfolio analysis. Joe is licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Joe has widespread experience in preparing, filing, and prosecuting utility and design patent applications, both domestically and internationally. His representative technologies include catheters, surgical systems and tools, prosthetics, tissue products, heart valves, medical imaging, drilling systems and methods, packaging materials and systems, agricultural equipment, flooring products, control panel assemblies, pipe couplings, delivery vehicles, conveyor systems, and orthopedics.
Atlanta Bar Association
Atlanta IP Inn of Court, Barrister
IPO Committee, Industrial Designs
Recognition & Accomplishments
Recognized as an "IP Stars" Notable Practitioner by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, 2020
Named to Georgia Trend's 2018 "Legal Elite" list
Speaker, "Strategies for Approaching New Restrictions on Patentable Subject Matter in the U.S.," USPTO Design Day 2017, Alexandria, VA, April 25, 2017
"Distinguishing Patentable Process Claims from Unpatentable Laws of Nature in the Medical Technology Field," Alabama Law Review, Volume 59, Issue 5
University of Alabama School of Law (J.D. 2008)
Editor, Alabama Law Review; Member, John A. Campbell Moot Court Board; Member, Intellectual Property Moot Court Team; Member, Intellectual Property Society
Vanderbilt University (B.E., biomedical engineering, 2004, cum laude)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office