Joseph R. Re

Joseph R. Re


Knobbe Martens

Recognized since 2007

Irvine, California

Practice Areas

Litigation - Intellectual Property

Litigation - Patent

Patent Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Patent Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Patent Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Litigation - Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2010 - Intellectual Property Law
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Joseph R. Re is a litigation partner in our Orange County office.Mr. Re is a nationally recognized trial attorney, representing clients in all type of intellectual-property disputes throughout the country. Mr. Re is also nationally known for handling high-stake patent cases for both patent holders and accused infringers. In addition to leading trial teams before juries and arbitrators, Mr. Re is also an appellate specialist, often selected to argue patent appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in cases handled by others. Mr. Re's successes have been extraordinary. In one of the largest medical-device patent cases in history, Mr. Re's success before the jury and on appeal led to a settlement which has thus far garnered over $700 million in royalties for the firm's client.Mr. Re served as the President of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and since 2005, has been serving as a member of the Federal Circuit’s Advisory Council. Mr. Re has also written and spoken extensively on patent law and trial practice and procedure. Since 1990, Mr. Re has authored numerous appellate briefs on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court of the United States and various appellate courts.In 2006, the National Law Journal named Mr. Re one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. That year, and repeatedly since, the Daily Journal has named Mr. Re as one of the top 100 Leading Lawyers in California. The California Lawyer awarded Mr. Re a “CLAY Award” as a 2004 California Attorney of the Year. Listed in Who’s Who in America and The Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Re has also been featured as one of the country’s leading intellectual-property lawyers by numerous other publications.Before joining the firm in 1987, Mr. Re served for two years as a law clerk to the Honorable Howard T. Markey, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.Mr. Re became a partner of the firm in 1990.Clerk ExperienceHonorable Howard T. Markey, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1985-1987

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Location

  • 2040 Main Street, 14th Floor
    Irvine, CA 92614

Education

  • St. John's University , J.D., graduated 1985

Bar Admissions

  • California, The State Bar of California
  • New York, New York State Bar Association

Knobbe Martens
Headquarters: Irvine, California

12 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

22 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Patent Law, Orange County (2021)
  • Patent Law, Orange County (2017)
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property, Orange County (2012)
  • Intellectual Property Law, Santa Ana (2010)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent Law

Special Focus

  • Litigation
  • Patent

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