Lippes Mathias Welcomes Mitchell R. Ghaneie and Josephine R. Chen to its Jacksonville Office

December 4, 2023 | Press Releases

Lippes Mathias today announced the addition of Mitchell R. Ghaneie, a registered patent attorney, and Josephine R. Chen, a patent agent, to its Jacksonville office as members of the firm’s growing intellectual property practice team, which boasts nearly 30 attorneys across the country.

Ghaneie, a partner, assists a range of businesses and individuals, including startups, independent inventors, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and businesses of all sizes with protecting their intellectual property. Since 2015, he has focused his practice on securing intellectual property for his clients by submitting patent, trademark, and copyright applications, as well as formulating trade secret policies for employers and drafting licensing agreements.  Over the years, Ghaneie has filed and prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ghaneie also aids clients in developing pre-suit enforcement campaigns for his clients, which may include monitoring intellectual property on various social media platforms and online retail sites. He also assists clients with enforcing their intellectual property rights against organizations ranging from small companies to large multi-billion-dollar companies and has defended his clients from intellectual property infringement claims brought by small and large organizations.

Ghaneie received his undergraduate degree in 2011 from Florida State University, and in 2014, graduated with his J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in both Florida and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has been recognized as a rising star by Florida Super Lawyers in 2022 and 2023.

Chen, who is a patent agent registered to provide patent prosecution services before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office, assists clients with the preparation, filing, and prosecution of U.S., Taiwan, and PCT patent applications. She is fluent in English and Mandarin and has coordinated with foreign associates regarding foreign patent prosecutions in Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, India, Vietnam, and beyond. Her experience includes working with professors and physicians at medical universities for global patent procurement for medical centers and hospitals as well as assisting clients in the technical arts with mechanical devices and methods. Chen previously was a patent agent in Taiwan where she focused in the medical and biotechnology fields.  

Chen is a 2019 graduate of China Medical University, where she received her B.S. in medical laboratory science and biotechnology.

About Lippes Mathias LLP
Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with nearly 200 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Clarence, Albany, Long Island, New York, Rochester and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Cleveland, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla. and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals.
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