Costa Mesa, CA WW/Press/June 10, 2019 – Joseph W. Price Jr., Attorney at Snell & Wilmer was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.
Snell & Wilmer traces its origins to 1938, when Mark Wilmer joined Frank L. Snell, Jr., Riney Salmon, and Charles Strouss, who had practiced together since 1934. Know the law firm has more than 400 attorneys in 12 locations throughout the United States and in Mexico. Established in 1989, their Orange County law office has grown to over 60 attorneys who serve a diverse range of business and individual clients, including real estate developers, financial and banking institutions, manufacturers, technology companies, small businesses, emerging organizations and entrepreneurs. At Snell & Wilmer their mission is to take a genuine interest in their clients, understand their objectives, and meet or exceed their expectations.
Joseph W. Price Jr, is an attorney at Snell & Wilmer located in Orange County. He has been practicing law since 1972. Mr. Price is admitted to practice law in the state of California and the United States Patent and Trademark Offices. His areas of concentration is intellectual property, and science and technology law including patent, trademark and copyright, licensing and litigation matters. He has been involved in litigation matters since 1969 in state and federal courts in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition matters. Joe’s experience includes patent work in internet communication systems, computer network systems, semiconductor processing, optics, plasma displays, telecommunications, and related software.
A most noteworthy patent case, Mr. Price was involved in was in the case of a Japanese client that was building a ramen noodle factory in California, a Japanese competitor with a factory in the same state announced in a Japanese newspaper that they had the rights to the ramen noodles brand, which created concern for the bank that help finance the business. As the business owner’s attorney, Mr. Price reviewed the competitors patent that listed their President as the sole inventor, he took action and filed a lawsuit to invalidate the patents. A federal judge ordered that the inventor appear for a deposition for one week within the next month. After the deposition, when the President was not able to answer technical questions on the claims, and delegate actual work to his employees in the lab that had not been listed as inventor on the patent, the patents were abandoned and the lawsuit was settled.
Prior to joining Snell & Wilmer, Mr. Price worked as a partner at law firms Price and Gess, Jackson, Jones and Price and as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent Office.
Mr. Price graduated from Villanova University (B.M.E., 1964), received his J.D., from Georgetown University Law Center, 1967 and obtained his M.S., Tax from Golden Gate University, 1987. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Patent Law Association, Founding President, Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association Howard T. Markey Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (2013-present). Mr. Price has published books on patent and trademark topics: “Practical Guidelines to U.S. Patent Prosecution for the Japanese Practitioner,” Patent Management (April 1992),”Price Restrictive Patent Licenses,” Journal Patent Office Society (February 1968).
Mr. Price holds the coveted AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®The Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Trademark Law (2006-2019) Orange County Lawyer of the Year, Patent Law (2013), Orange County Lawyer of the Year, Trademark Law (2019), The Best Lawyers in America®, Business Edition, Intellectual Property Law (2012) Southern California Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property (2007-2013) Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property – Business Edition (2007-2013), Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property – Business Edition (2011), Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property – Corporate Counsel Edition (2008-2010), and the Achievement Award, Orange County Patent Law Association (1992).
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