With more than 25 years of Intellectual Property experience, Joel Beres was a natural choice for Regional Counsel to Microsoft Corp. He advises the technology giant on trademark and software copyright infringement issues in Kentucky, Tennessee and southern Ohio. He also provides counsel to other technology-related companies.
A founding member and former co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property and Technology Service Group, he actively tries cases in both state and federal courts. He manages all aspects of litigation for both federal and state courts, including trial and appellate practice. He has also prepared and prosecuted trademark and copyright applications, prosecuted and defended trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, negotiated and prepared trademark and copyright assignment and license agreements, and negotiated and prepared software licensing and consulting agreements.
Non-Infringement of Patents — Successfully obtained judgment as a matter of law for non-infringement of patents in jury trial before the Eastern District of Texas
Software Copyright and Trademarks — Successfully defended software copyright and trademarks in Microsoft v. Eagle Computer Systems, Inc.
Intellectual Property Protection Program — Successfully enforced patent rights in GLW Incorporated v. Euphonix, Inc., intellectual property protection program
Mark Transfers — Handled one of the biggest mark transfers ever for ELECTROLUX