Joe Bird is a registered patent attorney and combines an active patent prosecution practice with technology- and science-related disputes and litigation. He attended UAB’s graduate program in Vision Science and completed the coursework for an M.S. degree, studying a combination of neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, physiological optics, biochemistry and genetics.
Joe has prosecuted or worked on numerous patents and related IP matters, including licensing, trademarks, copyrights and noncompetition covenants. His patent prosecution experience includes optical and audio devices, software and manufacturing processes, cognitive neuroscience inventions, neurotechnology, biotechnology and sundry mechanical devices. He also has significant experience in patent litigation and the determination of patentable subject matter in software and other process patents, including neurotechnology. With his experience, Joe can add value to virtually any litigation or IP matter, and his cross-training in these areas makes him more valuable to clients in the areas litigation and IP prosecution.
Joe has tried more than 30 cases to final verdict in state and federal courts, and has been lead counsel or a team member in large-scale commercial and national pharmaceutical litigation involving alleged neurological and neurodevelopmental injuries, including claims related to autism, Thimerosal and vaccines.