Joel Voelzke, Esq.
Intellectual Property & Patent Law
Mr. Voelzke obtained his law degree in 1995 from U.S.C. where he was an editor of the school’s Interdisciplinary Law Journal and president of the school’s Intellectual Property Law Society, and finished in the top third of his class. He specializes in intellectual property law, principally patents and trademarks.
Prior to establishing his own office, Mr. Voelzke was a partner at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly which was an international law firm at the time. Mr. Voelzke represents clients ranging in size from startup technology companies to Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Voelzke’s representative clients include: Hewlett-Packard Company; Avery Dennison Corporation; MGA Entertainment, Inc.; Magnecomp Corporation; VIS Racing Sports, Inc.; Pricegrabber.com, Inc.; Menache LLC; Quiklite, Inc.; Electronics for Imaging, Inc.; New Dream Network, LLC; National R.V. Inc.; Country Coach LLC; and TechnoConcepts, Inc.
He has obtained numerous patents for clients in a wide range of disciplines including electronic circuit design and testing, image compression and decompression, magnetic disk drive head suspensions, communication systems, security systems, computer architecture, after market automobile styling products, office products, civil engineering, and solar cell fabrication. In addition to having obtained numerous patents and trademark registrations for his clients, Mr. Voelzke’s practice includes strategic intellectual property client counseling, opinions, licensing, and contracts. Mr. Voelzke is also an intellectual property litigator, having successfully represented clients in federal and state courts in patent, trademark, trade dress, domain name, trade secret, Internet, and other disputes. Mr. Voelzke has written a number of professional articles and has addressed bar association meetings and entrepreneurs’ conferences on various intellectual property topics.
Before attending law school Mr. Voelzke obtained his engineering degree from Harvey Mudd College, one of the premier engineering schools in the country. In his nine years of industry experience as an electrical engineer Mr. Voelzke designed analog and digital circuitry, and troubleshot circuits and systems for Litton Guidance and Control Systems, Singer Librascope, and Teledyne Systems Company. He has studied various advanced topics in electrical engineering at CSU Northridge and UCLA including computer design, digital signal processing, digital filtering, and adaptive signal processing.
Mr. Voelzke has spoken to bar association groups on various topics within the field of intellectual property law, and has written a number of professional articles
Mr. Voelzke is admitted to practice in California, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
He has volunteered his time to the Los Angeles County Bar Association Domestic Violence project which assists victims of domestic violence in obtaining restraining orders against their abusers, and Rebuilding Together which renovates the homes of disabled elderly residents of South Central Los Angeles.