Joseph M. Potenza


Partner, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S.E.E., Rochester Institute of Technology; J.D., Georgetown

B.S.E.E., Rochester Institute of Technology; J.D., Georgetown.  Professor Potenza is a partner at Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.  He has been in private practice since 1976,...

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B.S.E.E., Rochester Institute of Technology; J.D., Georgetown.  Professor Potenza is a partner at Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.  He has been in private practice since 1976, specializing in intellectual property litigation.  Professor Potenza was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and served as Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology and later, as Chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the ABA.  He clerked for Chief Judge Harry Phillips of the Sixth Circuit.  Professor Potenza has taught as a staff instructor at the National Technical Institute and at various ABA and continuing legal education programs including the Patent Trial Advocacy Institute and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.  He is the past President of, and a Master at, the Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court and past president of the Patent Lawyers Club of Washington.  Professor Potenza has also authored and lectured extensively in the area of patent and copyright law; the Internet, e-commerce, and business-method patents; and recently was contributing author in the Third Edition of the "Patent Litigation Strategies Handbook."