Intellectual property planning is an important, yet often undervalued, component of any company’s overall business. That’s why Joe Condo focuses his practice – and his clients – not only on patent procurement, but primarily on long-term business strategy, market analysis, and patent portfolio development.
“My job is to help clients carve out a piece of the market as their own. This way, they harvest the true value of their intellectual property,” Joe says.
In his first life, Joe spent nearly 12 years as a systems engineer with Lockheed Martin in Camden, NJ. There, he designed, coded, and tested digital signal processing algorithms for Department of Defense communications systems, and led engineering teams through the launch of new programs, from proposal to deployment. Joe knows first-hand what it takes to develop cutting edge technology, and what it takes to get it to market. “I also know what happens to you when you don’t protect your intellectual property and keep competitors out of your market space.”
Joe draws on his diverse background to help his clients achieve their business objectives. Until recently, Joe taught patent law at Rutgers Camden School of Law with Delaware Federal District Court Chief Judge Gregory B. Sleet. He also held elected office as a member of the Barrington, N.J., Borough Council, and the Camden County, N.J., Board of Chosen Freeholders.
His experience as an attorney, businessman, scientist, educator, and public servant uniquely qualifies Joe Condo to advise small- to mid-sized companies on how they can use patents to improve the quality and competitiveness of their businesses. “What’s important,” Joe says, “is making sure your patents cover your competitor’s technology, not just your own.”