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Joseph E. Maenner

Patent application Attorney at Downingtown, PA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1996
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Joseph Maenner founded Maenner & Associates, LLC in 2011 after practicing in intellectual property boutique firms and general practice firms, as well as serving as in-house counsel for a small high-technology startup company. He has taken the "best practices" from all of those experiences and has molded them together to produce his firm. In addition, he has eliminated the "billable hour” that all clients loathe, and has replaced it with a fixed fee that is quoted to and agreed upon by the client prior to each phase of his work.

Mr. Maenner graduated from the Dickinson School of Law (now part of the Pennsylvania State University) in 1996 and began actively practicing intellectual property law in 1998. His client base has ranged from Fortune 500 companies, to large research universities, to small, privately held companies, to independent inventors.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Maenner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 1986. He had a seven-year career as an engineer, working for the U.S. Department of Defense at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, located in Philadelphia, PA. His practical engineering experience has been an invaluable tool in assisting his clients through the years in refining their inventions.

Some examples of the technologies in which Mr. Maenner has drafted patent applications are pump action water guns, remote-controlled vehicles, automotive fuel injectors, polymer optical devices, hemodialysis catheters and other implantable medical devices, rechargeable lithium-ion battery chemistry, computer software, piezoelectric oscillators, respiratory devices, and neuropathy diagnostic tools.

Additionally, Mr. Maenner has significant experience in counseling clients in the selection and use of trademarks and in obtaining federal trademark registrations. While in law school, he served as an intern in the U.S. Trademark Office. He has also obtained copyright registrations for artistic designs and three-dimensional articles.

Mr. Maenner frequently provides seminars on intellectual property to local university and high school students and has conducted CLE courses on intellectual property for local bar associations.

Mr. Maenner is a member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Joseph E. Maenner
2723 Stockley Ln
Downingtown, PA, 19335-6017


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Posted by Judith | October 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A true advocate
Dealing with the legal system can be intimidating and confusing.We all hope never have to need the assistance of a lawyer. But if anyone does, by all means, call Joe Maenner, you will find an ally to treasure. When I had an intellectual property dispute a year ago, I turned to Joe for help and found the most amazing person one can ever hope for. Joe understood and identified with my problem instantly.He discussed options and sprung into action immediately. He is kowledgable without any pretense, personable in his approach without a trace of ego. He gave me good strategic advice, communicated constantly and directly. I felt very positive and trusting throughout the process until the conflict was resolved. Even if my case would have lost ( we won!) I was convinced that I had the best help possible. Joe Maenner is a true advocate, the best representative of his field, the kind of person who makes his profession shine. He reminds us and shows us by example how noble and truly helpful the best lawyers can be.
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Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Rowan University
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Lehigh University
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Maenner & Associates, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Boutique Firms
  • 1996 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • U. S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • 1994 - 1994
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  • Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law
  • JD,
  • 1996
  • Drexel University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986


  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Intellectual Property
  • 2005
  • Montgomery Bar Association CLE
  • Intellectual Property For the Corporate Attorney
  • 2004

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Intellectual property Attorney | Apr 02
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"Joe is proficient in intellectual property matters and the attorney I send my clients to when there is any patent issue involved. He is a savvy attorney and business person."

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Downingtown Patent application Lawyer Joseph E. Maenner
Joseph E. Maenner
Patent application Attorney
Downingtown, PA
Licensed for 27 years
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