Joseph W. Tucker

Equity Member

Service Specialties

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Copyrights
  • Litigation and Litigation Support
  • Client Counseling Services

Joe’s practice involves patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution, as well as IP litigation. Joe represents universities and private companies in patent matters. With a background in chemistry, Joe’s patent prosecution practice is focused in the chemical arts, with significant experience in small molecules, chemical processes, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and photovoltaics. Prior to joining the firm, Joe clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Joe maintains an interest in litigation, and his practice includes patent, trademark, and copyright litigation and litigation support, including in federal district courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Technology Areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry Science
  • Medical/Medical Devices/Biomedical
  • Pharmaceuticals/Formulations
  • Photovoltaics Technologies


  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit


  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Toledo Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Association of University Technology Managers


  • Juris Doctor (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), The University of Toledo College of Law
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (magna cum laude), The University of Toledo
  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (magna cum laude), The University of Toledo

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