Joseph B. Palmieri


  • JD, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2016; High Technology Law Certificate with honors; technical editor, Santa Clara University Law Review ; lead research editor; Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal
  • MS (Physics), Boston College, 2013
  • BA (Physics), College of the Holy Cross, 2010; Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society


  • California, 2016

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2017
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2017

Joseph B. Palmieri


Joe joined Ropes & Gray in 2016 as an associate in the firm’s intellectual property litigation group. Joe represents companies in district court and at the PTAB in a wide range of industries and technologies, including semiconductors, wireless communications, computer software, telecommunications, and consumer products. His district court experience ranges from pre-suit investigations through trial and includes drafting complaints and answers, motion practice, discovery, claim construction, expert reports, and patent damages and FRAND issues. Joe has also been involved in litigating copyright, trademark, and trade secret issues.

Joe also represents pro bono clients in a variety proceedings, including federal criminal appeals and landlord/tenant disputes.

During law school, Joe focused his studies on intellectual property law obtaining a High Technology Law Certificate with honors. Prior to law school, Joe earned a Master’s Degree in Physics from Boston College where he worked in a lab synthesizing and analyzing semiconductor materials. As an undergraduate, Joe researched neutron star binary systems under NASA’s National Space Grant and Fellowship Program.


  • Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v. TCL Communications Technology Holdings Ltd. (D. Del.) – Represented IP Bridge at jury trial in asserting standards-essential patents related to the 4G/LTE telecommunications standard. After a seven-day trial, the jury found all four asserted claims valid and infringed and awarded FRAND damages.
  • Ironworks Patents, LLC v. A Major Multinational Telecommunications Equipment Company (E.D. Tex.) – Defended a major multinational telecommunications equipment company in an action alleging infringement of five patents directed to various methods for user input and communication.
  • Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v. Intel Corp. (E.D. Tex.) – Represented IP Bridge in a nine-patent suit involving semiconductor fabrication. Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of IP Bridge on the eve of expert discovery.
  • Comcast Cable Communications v. Rovi Technologies Corporation (PTAB) – Successfully defended Rovi in connection withinter partesreview challenging patents related to interactive television program guides.
  • Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 v. Broadcom Ltd. et al (E.D. Tex.) – Represented IP Bridge in a six-patent suit involving semiconductor fabrication and microprcessors. Obtained a favorable settlement for IP Bridge just weeks before trial.
  • Represented occupants of an artists’ warehouse pro bono in an unlawful detainer action before the Superior Court of San Francisco in a jury trial. 
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