Joseph K. Venier



Joseph Venier

Currently admitted in New Jersey and Michigan only. Practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar members.

Joseph K. Venier is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Mechanical & Design Practice Group. His practice focuses on global patent prosecution and portfolio management, strategic patent counseling, and due diligence.

Joseph has experience preparing and prosecuting applications related to a variety of industries, including aerospace engineering, climate control, medical devices such as orthopaedic implants and surgical implements, computer hardware, and data center design. Joseph’s practice also includes patent landscape, patentability, and freedom-to-operate analyses to counsel clients on patent and product development strategies. Joseph also provides technical support on litigation and PTAB matters, including infringement and validity analyses.

While attending law school, Joseph served as an associate editor for the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review and vice president of the Intellectual Property Students Association. Additionally, he worked as a patent clerk for an intellectual property boutique in the metro Detroit area.

As an engineering student, Joseph worked as an applications engineering co-op at a manufacturer of consumer and industrial ventilation systems and as an engineering intern at an industrial ventilation systems contractor. He was also a member of a team of engineering students that designed and built an autonomous vehicle for an intercollegiate competition.

Joseph received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University.

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University of Michigan Law School
Mechanical Engineering
Michigan Technological University


New Jersey
United States Patent & Trademark Office