Joseph Fraresso


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Joe holds a degree in electrical engineering and began his intellectual property practice in Canada. His practice is focused on technology litigation, and includes patent litigation in a wide array of areas, including wireless communications, semiconductors and software. His experience includes collaborating with technical and economic expert witnesses, witness preparation, and motion practice in many federal district courts. Joe is a registered patent agent in Canada, and has helped clients secure patent protection in both Canada and the United States.


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada, J.D.
  • Queen’s University, Canada, B.Sc. Electrical Engineering, First Class Honors

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Ontario, Canada

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Vir2us, Inc. v. Invincea, Inc. et al. Secured favorable settlement on behalf of patent holder in litigation involving secure storage technology.

Ericsson Inc. et al. v. Apple Inc.  Represented Ericsson in two patent lawsuits alleging that Apple’s iPhone line of products infringed Ericsson’s security, user interface, and platform architecture patents.  Ericsson secured a global patent license agreement and settlement of all pending proceedings on highly favorable terms. 

Mediostream v. Microsoft et al.  Bunsow De Mory Smith & Allison was hired on shortly before trial to prepare and try this patent case involving video encoding technology, and successfully resolved without the need for a trial. 

MOSAID Technologies Inc. v. LSI Corporation. Represented MOSAID Technologies Inc. in a breach of contract action involving an assignment of WLAN patents. Secured a favorable settlement after obtaining a judgment of liability.

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