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Joseph R Meaney

Intellectual property Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

I am a registered patent attorney and a licensed professional engineer in Arizona. I represent clients in all aspects of intellectual property, including patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright law. His practice includes patent and trademark prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, litigation of intellectual property disputes in both federal and state court, and the preparation of various documents, including licensing agreements and assignments. I am admitted in both the state and federal courts of Arizona.

Prior to attending law school, I was a structural engineer for more than four years with a mid-size engineering firm in Massachusetts and New York.

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Posted by Cassie | December 31, 2016
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Hired an attorney in 2007 who file for my patent, 5 years later hired another to no avail. Hired Joseph Meaney a couple years ago, my patent is being issued, WON THE APPEAL!
Posted by Mark | July 7, 2014
Excellent Legal Advice and Service
Joseph Meaney has been my patent attorney for 11 years. He has always been committed and dedicated to solving issues pertaining to achieving issued patents as well as maintaining them. We have (2) issued patents on our technology and several patent pending.


  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Parner
  • Venjuris, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Litigation attorney
  • Mohr, Hackett, Pederson, Blakely & Randolf, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2001


  • Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Tufts University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • In Re Ex Parte Reexamination of U.S. Patent No. 5,867,422 (BPAI 2009)
  • Reversed initial decision rejecting all claims; 13 out of 20 claims now allowable; currently awaiting Board's decision on appeal
  • MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. et al
  • 9th Circuit reversed and remanded back to District Court; outcome still pending


  • United States Patent Bar
  • Patent Attorney
  • 1999 - Present
  • Board of Technical Registration
  • Civil Engineer
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Torts
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1995
  • Criminal Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1994


  • Jurimetrics
  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus: A Closer Look
  • 1996
  • Jurimetrics
  • Frye to Daubert: Is a Pattern Unfolding?
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Presentation
  • On Your Mark, Get Set . . . Register! The Anatomy of a Trademark and the Nuts and Bolts of the U.S. Trademark Application Process
  • 2017
  • CLE Presentation
  • Top Ten Questions Every Estate Planning Attorney Should Ask Innovating Clients
  • 2015
  • CLE presentation
  • Attacking Patent Trolls with Sword & Shield: Effective Offensive & Defensive Strategies to Arm Against & Deal with Troll Litigation
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is a very conscientious professional. His care for his client's bests interests is unparalleled. Joe will take the extra step that many others will not take."
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Phoenix Intellectual property Lawyer Joseph R Meaney
Joseph R Meaney
Intellectual property Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 27 years