Joseph P. Anderson III

Partner He / Him / His

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.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

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, 2020-2022; Patent Star, 2024

Named to Georgia Trend's 2018 "Legal Elite" list

Member of Leadership Georgia, Class of 2023

Speaking Engagements

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