Foley Adds IP Attorney Joseph Teja Jr. in Boston

28 September 2010 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News

Nationally Recognized IP Attorney Brings Extensive Experience in Electronics, Optics and Clean Technology.

Foley announced today that Joseph Teja Jr. has joined the firm as a partner in the Boston office, working with the Intellectual Property Department in the Electronics Practice and with the Emerging Technologies Industry Team. Prior to joining Foley, he was co-chair of the Cleantech practice at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.

Teja has significant experience in counseling clients with substantial and complex portfolios on their IP protection strategies. His practice is primarily focused on patent counseling and litigation work in the areas of electrical engineering, computer science, physics and clean energy. Teja routinely represents clients in a variety of technical areas including solar energy-related technologies and photovoltaics, flexible electronics, biomedical imaging, digital image sensors, telecommunications, complex event processing, GPS technology and intelligent instrumentation, energy demand management, and energy-efficient lighting technologies. Additionally, he has a wealth of experience in assisting academic institutions in protecting their IP assets.

“Joe has a well-deserved reputation as a leading patent attorney throughout the country,” said Susan Pravda, managing partner of Foley's Boston office. “His extensive experience assisting clients in aggressively building their IP portfolios coupled with his broad technical background will serve to further strengthen our high-tech practice here in Boston and nationally, making him a valuable addition to our team.”

Additional areas in which Teja has technical experience are optoelectronic devices and optical communications. Prior to law school, Teja spent over 10 years as a researcher and engineer in electronics and optics. He previously served as an electrical engineer with Rheometrics Incorporated and went on to perform research at Hoechst Celanese Corp.

“Joe is a seasoned attorney whose wealth of experience in the electronics industry will make him a tremendous resource for our clients,” said Stephen Maebius, chair of Foley’s Intellectual Property Department. “We are pleased to welcome him to the firm and look forward to his contributions.”

Teja is a member of the Boston Patent Law Association; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; the Massachusetts Bar Association; the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge; the MIT Entrepreneurship Center; the MIT Energy Club; and the New England Clean Energy Council. He is also recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer “Rising Star” by Law & Politics Media, Inc.

Comprised of nearly 240 attorneys, Foley’s Intellectual Property practice is a recognized leader in IP legal services. For the eighth consecutive year, Foley was ranked by IP Today as one of the top 10 firms for the number of patents issued and by IP Law & Business magazine as one of the top patent litigation firms in the nation. These rankings make Foley the only general practice firm to appear in the top 10 for both patent litigation and patent procurement.

Foley & Lardner LLP continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of our clients. In a recent survey of Fortune 1000 corporate counsel*, Foley ranked first for superior client service and value. We also were named to the InformationWeek 500 list for four consecutive years for our client-focused technology. With nearly 1,000 attorneys in 21 offices and more than 60 practices, Foley strives to provide high-caliber business and legal insight. Our team-based approach, proprietary client service technology, and practice depth enhance client relationships while seeing clients through their most complex legal challenges.

*The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts)

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