Mr. Dreher focuses his practice on patent preparation, prosecution, and opinions, advising clients across various industry sectors with complex legal matters, primarily in the electrical and computer-related arts. Joe is specifically experienced in counseling clients in the following technical areas:

• Advanced computer system architecture
• Digital signal processing and implementation
• Microprocessor-based control systems
• Electronic Device Fabrication  
• Software applications
• Digital instrumentation
• Communication systems
• Digital imaging
• Internet and e-commerce
• Printing technology 
• Print-head and controlled fluid technology
• Machine vision and inspection systems
• Biomedical devices
• Medical appliances and related systems
• Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) 

Mr. Dreher also has extensive experience in procurement, counselling, and litigation involving various types of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and internet-related issues. Joe has handled intellectual property licensing and ownership issues.  

Mr. Dreher served for many years as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., cum laude, 1991
  • University of Dayton, B.E.E., cum laude, 1988

Professional Associations
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association 
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
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