Joseph E. Root
Joe Root, founder of QualiPat, is an attorney with 30 years experience developing, protecting, and exploiting patent portfolios.
He has trained and advised patent lawyers and agents in the US and India, where he provides improved patent drafting and technical writing training. Previously, he served in-house and out, recently with companies such as SAP AG, a worldwide leader
in enterprise management software, headquartered in Germany. Earlier, Mr. Root served as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel to Fidelity National Information Systems, a public company providing data services in the real estate market. His career before that point spanned
a range of positions both in-house and in private practice, including General Counsel to Marquip, Inc.
in Phillips, Wisconsin, and IP counsel positions with Johnson Controls, Inc. and RJR-Nabisco, Inc. He engaged in private practice with the New York office of Kenyon & Kenyon. A frequent speaker and writer, he is the author of an upcoming book on patent drafting, to be published by Oxford University Press in 2010. Mr. Root received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University, and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Before attending law school, Mr. Root held engineering and production management positions with Corning and General Electric. He served as an Armor officer in the U.S. Army, commanding units in the US, Germany, and the Republic of Vietnam.
QualiPat was founded in 2008, based on the idea that better drafting could produce better patents. Rather than teach the law, on the law school model, QualiPat seeks to teach patent drafting, a skill that engineers, not just lawyers, can practice with great success.