Joseph Haag, a vice chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Department, is an experienced intellectual property lawyer who focuses his practice on patent litigation, patent prosecution and client counseling for patent matters. Since joining WilmerHale in 2001, Mr. Haag has successfully represented a variety of technology clients, including in technical areas such as electronic circuitry and devices, semiconductor fabrication and packaging, cellular telephone and wireless devices, and software. Over the course of his career, he has advised on many aspects of intellectual property and has represented clients in patent litigation in federal courts and before the International Trade Commission.
Mr. Haag has extensive patent prosecution experience for mechanical, electromechanical and software inventions. He also has extensive experience in due diligence investigations for corporate transactions.
With respect to patent litigation, Mr. Haag has extensive experience in all aspects of IP litigation. Mr. Haag's recent patent litigations have involved technologies such as IT service management, electrochromic glass, cellular telephone and wireless devices, electronic devices and circuitry, non-volatile computer memory, lithography systems, and semiconductor fabrication and packaging.
Named a Northern California Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property Litigation
Recognized as an IP Star
Recommended for Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets and Patent Litigation
The Legal 500 United States
- Selected as a 2013-2018 IP Star by Managing IP, a guidebook that identifies leading IP lawyers in the United States
- Recommended in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Legal 500 United States for intellectual property: trade secrets and intellectual property: patent litigation: full coverage
- Recognized in the 2010-2017 editions of Northern California Super Lawyers for his intellectual property litigation practice
- Named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyers' Rising Star" in intellectual property law in the May 2005, 2006 and 2007 issues of Boston Magazine
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JD, University of Minnesota, 1997magna cum laude Minnesota Law Review, Order of the Coif
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 1994
United States Patent and Trademark Office