Joe Greco is a trial and appellate attorney with 36 years’ experience in Silicon Valley and throughout the United States. Since graduating with highest honors from Stanford Law School in 1982, he has litigated a wide variety of business cases involving intellectual property, contracts, licenses, partnerships, corporations, real estate, and employment.
Joe has represented large companies, small companies, and individuals in diverse industries such as software, e-commerce, radiology, medical products, semiconductors, magnetic media, toys, online dating, video games, real estate, and the legal and medical professions.
Joe has earned an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. In 2018 and in 12 prior years Thomson Reuters® has named him a Northern California Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation. Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, an international publication, selected Joe as one of its IP Stars in 2017, and again for 2018-19.
Joe has extensive litigation, trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts in California; federal courts in Delaware, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia; the International Trade Commission; the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Prior to joining the firm, Joe was a partner in Skjerven Morrill LLP, a San Jose-based intellectual property law firm; a director in Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin, PC, in Palo Alto and San Francisco (now Arnold & Porter); and a partner in Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP in Palo Alto (now Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP).
State of California, U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California;
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan;
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits
American Bar Association; Federal Circuit Bar Association; Santa Clara County Bar Association;
San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property Inn of Court (Master)
(A.B. 1979; magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Stanford Law School
(J.D. 1982; Order of the Coif)