• University of Oregon School of Law J.D., concentration in Intellectual
  • Property Law
  • University of Washington M.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, George and Anita Snyder Fellow
  • University of Washington B.S., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering


  • Admitted to practice law in the states of Washington and Montana
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office

Joel counsels clients on intellectual property rights and leveraging IP strategies. He is well versed in analyzing patent portfolios, drafting and prosecuting patent applications, performing patentability searches, and writing associated opinions. Joel researches and drafts detailed and substantive motions including summary judgment motions seeking copyright infringement, motions for attorney’s fees, and motions to strike. Joel’s breadth of technical experience spans from internet commerce, software, aircraft, electrical energy management, internal combustion engines and valves, to digital imaging devices. Prior to becoming an attorney, Joel worked as a Project Engineer for Aerojet, GenCorp Company where he developed new rocket chamber technology. He was an advisor on the manufacturing process refinement of electrochemical metal deposition and oversaw the assembly and hot-fire testing of optimized bipropellant engines.