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Joseph M. Kuo

Joseph Kuo is a partner in the Intellectual Property Law Group of Arnstein & Lehr’s Chicago office. His practice encompasses a broad range of experience in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, unfair competition, copyrights, false advertising, and trade secrets. Mr. Kuo has counseled a wide array of clients ranging from large established companies, to young start-up operations, to individuals, regarding planning and executing effective strategies for obtaining and maintaining maximum protection of their intellectual property and trade secrets. Mr. Kuo’s experience encompasses all aspects of patent law, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications; validity, infringement and patentability opinions and analyses; and representation of both patent holders and accused infringers in patent litigation. He has represented clients in patent litigation matters in numerous district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit in technologies including computer software, automotive related products,  physiological sensors, medical devices, agricultural equipment, sporting equipment, window coverings, heavy machinery, building products, GPS transceivers, and design patents. Mr. Kuo’s experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications includes mechanical devices and processes, computer and Internet related innovations, biomedical devices, and electrical devices.
Mr. Kuo has also been involved in all aspects of copyright and trademark practice, including prosecution, litigation and licensing. His trademark experience includes opinions on trademark availability, preparation of trademark applications and prosecution of those applications before the Patent and Trademark Office. He has also litigated trademark infringement actions in the federal courts. He has also represented clients in cases related to copyright and claims of unfair competition in federal and state courts. Mr. Kuo has also successfully handled several ICANN domain name disputes before the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) against parties registering domain names that are identical or confusingly similar to clients’ trademarks.

Professional Activities and Achievements:

American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Publications and Speaking Engagements
“The Digital Copyright Act – A Balancing Act to Promote the Arts,” 17 CBA Record 40, May 2003


Tulane University of Louisiana (J.D., 1993)
Northwestern University (B.S.,1990)
Bar Admissions
State of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (including Trial Bar)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office