Joe Melnik's practice is focused on technology licensing, technology commercialization, and other technology-related transactions. Joe counsels clients on structuring relationships related to the development and commercialization of software, data and other computer-related technologies. He negotiates and structures license agreements, joint ventures, joint development agreements, strategic alliances, services, supply and various other agreements for domestic and global projects. Joe also advises executives on the development and implementation of strategies for maximizing the benefits of technology transactions; advising on intellectual property issues that arise in connection with corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions; and assisting clients in developing both domestic and international product commercialization strategies that utilize intellectual property positions to protect and expand market share.Joe also represents clients in patent litigation, software license disputes and post-grant proceedings in the software and electronics industries. He has successfully represented companies in patent cases relating to a wide variety of technologies, including cryptography, smart cards, biometrics, cellular telephony, SMS, computer networking, wireless communications, semiconductors, database technologies and financial transactions. In addition, Joe frequently represents companies in high-stakes licensing disputes in a broad range of technology areas and has been lead counsel on numerous IPR proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.