Joseph Maenner



Joseph Maenner

Of Counsel Patent Attorney
Helping businesses protect their inventions and innovations with effective and efficient patent strategy and management.

Joseph 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. 
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, business methods, piezoelectric oscillators, respiratory devices, and neuropathy diagnostic tools.
Mr. Maenner is an adjunct professor at two local universities and frequently provides seminars on intellectual property to other university and high school students.  He has also conducted Continuing Legal Education 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 U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Practice Areas:
Patent Prosecution
Patent Opinion and Evaluation
IP Portfolio Management
Design Patents
Trademark Prosecution
Business Strategy

Bar Admissions:
US Patent and Trademark Office

Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D.
Drexel University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Professional Affiliations:
Adjunct Professor- Lehigh University’s Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Program
Adjunct Professor – Rowan University