Joseph D. Cohen


Technology Background and Legal Experience

Calagator, Contributor, Ruby on Rails code, project administration, site content 2008-11;
Division of Sponsored Research systems programmer, MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, 1969-78;
Bedford Computer Corporation, systems programmer, 1979

Legal Employment History

  • Retired Lawyer; Stoel Rives LLP, 1982-2011;
  • Law clerk to the Honorable James T. Giles, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1980-82.

Law Practice

Intellectual property; patent disputes and analysis, including patent litigation, counseling, opinions, appeals, reexamination, and interferences; new ventures.

Legal Experience

  • Semiconductor / Component Processing: semiconductor handing equipment; automated testing and sorting of miniature electronic components; focused ion beam systems
  • Electronic / Hardware/Software / Telecommunications: automated, self-calibrating smoke alarms, intrusion alarms, switchable external hard disks and peripherals, oscilloscope signal sampling, computerized food-inspection and processing, signal processing for electronic test equipment, oscilloscopes display processing, videotape encoding, data compression, intelligent video surveillance, neural networks , interactive telephonic transportation information systems, telecommunications for alarm reporting, prepaid phone cards and phone systems, credit authorization systems; bar-code scanners

Professional Activities

Oregon State Bar Committee on Federal Practice and Procedure, 1989-92 (chair, 1991-92).


Author, “What’s Really Happening in Inter Partes Reexamination,” 87 Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society 207 (2005); author, “Judicial Enforcement and Review of Arbitration Awards,” Arbitration and Mediation (Oregon CLE 1996); author, “Copyrights,” Advising Oregon Businesses (Oregon CLE 1991 & Supp 1995); co-editor Federal Civil Litigation in Oregon (Oregon CLE, 1994).


J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1980, Comment editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1979-80
B.A., Franconia College, 1972,
Bronx High School of Science, New York, NY, 1964

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