Joseph Ecker practices in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation group and focuses on patent litigation. Joseph leverages his background in biomedical engineering and service as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to represent clients in federal and state courts in complex disputes involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyright. Joseph has experience with technologies in industries including pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, consumer electronics, software, artificial intelligence, blockchain, fintech, Internet-of-things, E-commerce, and telecommunications.

While in law school, Joseph served as a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland for the Honorable Marvin J. Garbis, who was a founding member of the Patent Pilot Program for the District of Maryland. Joseph graduated from the Intellectual Property Law Track at Maryland Law and sat on the Executive Board of the Maryland Intellectual Property Student Association. While in college, Joseph also gained a broad range of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry.


  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law  (J.D.)
  • University of Maryland  (B.S.)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • New York (pending)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Intellectual Property Law Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)
  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)