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Joseph W. Price, Jr.

Joseph W. Price, Jr.

Orange County


Joe Price's practice is concentrated in intellectual property, and science and technology law including patent, trademark and copyright, licensing and litigation matters. He has been involved in litigation matters since 1969 in state and federal courts in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition matters. Joe's experience includes patent work in internet communication systems, computer network systems, semiconductor processing, optics, plasma displays, telecommunications, and related software.

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Representative Transactions
  • First patent lawsuit between two Japanese companies to enable Maruchan ramen noodles to be sold in U.S.
  • Represented NASA at Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1975
  • Represented inventor of hard drive systems in patent/licensing/litigation enforcement resulting in $30 million win
  • Generated Patent, Copyright Portfolio and licensed toy line with robots converted to vehicles with over $1 billion in royalties
  • Recovered $28 million losses in leveraged offshore US derivatives investment
Representative Cases
  • Motionless Keyboard Company v. Microsoft Corporation et al.,*2004 WL1274401 (D.Or.), USDC Oregon 2004, *2005 WL 1899377 (D.Or.), USDC Oregon 2005
  • Motionless Keyboard Co. v. Microsoft Corp., 486 F.3d 1376 (Fed Cir. 2007)
  • REFAC International Ltd. v. Hitachi, Ltd. et al., 921 F.2d 1247, US Court of Appeals, Federal 1990
  • DTA Corp. v. J & J Enterprises, 715 F. Sup. 290 (C.D. Cal 1988)
  • Angres v. Dioptics Medical Products, Inc., 2 USPQ 2D 1041 (C.D. Cal 1986)
  • Codex Corporation and Yellow Freight Systems, Inc. v. Milgo Electronic Corporation and International Communications Corporation, 1982 US Dist. LEXIS 13501, 1973 US Dist. LEXIS 19862, Massachusetts 1982; 1983
  • Novag Industries, Ltd., et al. v. Fidelity Electronics, Ltd., 221 USPQ (BNA) 190, C.D. Cal 1982
  • Fiberglass In Motion v. Hindelang, 216 USPQ (BNA) 1027, C.D. Cal 1981, Affirmed in 1984/738 F.2d 452; 1984 US App LEXIS 15524
  • Maruchan, Inc. v. Nissin Shokuhin Kabushiki Kaisha, Ltd. et al., 205 USPQ (BNA) 197, C.D. Cal 1979
  • Scovill Manufacturing Company v. Winnie Mae Manufacturing Com., (Inc.), 195 USPQ (BNA) 155, C.D. Cal 1976
  • Golden Gate University (M.S., Tax, 1987)
  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1967)
  • Villanova University (B.M.E., 1964)
  • American Bar Association
  • Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (2013-present)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Orange County Patent Law Association, Founding President
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
  • "Practical Guidelines to U.S. Patent Prosecution for the Japanese Practitioner," Patent Management (April 1992)
  • "Price Restrictive Patent Licenses," Journal Patent Office Society (February 1968)
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law (2006-2018)
    • Orange County Lawyer of the Year, Patent Law (2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Business Edition, Intellectual Property Law (2012)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property (2007-2013)
  • Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property - Business Edition (2011)
  • Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property - Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2010)
  • Achievement Award, Orange County Patent Law Association (1992)
  • Price and Gess, Partner
  • Jackson, Jones and Price, Partner
  • U.S. Patent Office, Patent Examiner
  • California
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Supreme Court of California
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Custom and Patent Appeals