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Joseph A. Greco

Joseph A. Greco

Practice areas:

Litigation, Intellectual Property

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Litigation: 80%
    33 years
  2. Intellectual Property: 20%
    33 years

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Christopher Muir Neumeyer

    When I was in-house with a major global tech company, we retained Joe's firm to represent us in very complex federal court litigation. Joe did an outstanding job drafting the pleadings -- he's one of the best legal writers I've encountered -- and his firm got excellent results for us. I've retained and supervised many outside counsel, but Joe was one of the best.

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    Christopher Neumeyer Contracts & Agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Madison C. Jellins

    Joe and I were colleagues at a Silicon Valley intellectual property law firm for several years. Joe is an exceptional lawyer who inspires trust and confidence. He has vast experience in all phases of intellectual property litigation, including appellate matters before the Federal Circuit. He is a master in patent litigation strategy, complex case management and efficient dispute resolution. His meticulous and practical approach to litigation results in positive outcomes and satisfied clients. In addition, his collegiality makes him a highly valued colleague and an excellent team leader. I highly endorse Joe Greco.

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    Madison Jellins Life Sciences & Biotechnology Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Beck, Ross, Bismonte & Finley, LLP

50 West San Fernando Street, Suite 1300
San Jose, CA, 95113-2434

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198205/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Northern California Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTOWNSEND and TOWNSEND and CREW LLP2006 - 2010
DirectorHoward, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin1997 - 2001
PartnerSkjerven, Morrill, MacPherson, Franklin & Friel1989 - 1997

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sierra On-Line, Inc. v. Phoenix Software, Inc.Appellate victory affirming preliminary injunction
Martin v. Marvlee, Inc.Plaintiff patent infringement judgment
In re Certain Integrated Telecommunication Chips and Products Containing Same, Including Dialing ApparatusITC trial victory; settlement

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
FindLaw.comProtecting Trade Secrets is Important to Your Business: How to Implement a Trade Secrets Program2003

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Dartmouth CollegeEconomicsA.B.1979

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
The Patent ParadoxPatent Litigation2012
San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of CourtUnringing the Bell: Golan v. Holder and the Privatization of the Public Domain2011
San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of CourtTelevision Networks Demand Satisfaction from the Cable Companies2009
San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of CourtCan Secret Art Be Prior Art?2006
San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of CourtJury Voir Dire in Federal IP Cases2005
San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of CourtThe Proposed New USPTO Rules of Professional Conduct2004
Guest Lecturer, Patent LawDoctrine of Equivalents2004
San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of CourtNorthern District of California Patent Jury Instructions2003
Protecting Trade Secrets is Important to Your Business: How to Implement a Trade Secrets ProgramTrade Secret Protection and Litigation2003
San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of CourtRecent Developments on the "On Sale Bar"2002
Guarding Trade Secrets in Litigation: Do Protective Orders Really Work?Protective Orders in Trade Secrets Cases2000