Mr. Barber concentrates his practice in intellectual property matters and complex commercial litigation.

He represents his clients in all aspects of their intellectual property protection and enforcement. He is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and assists his clients in all aspects of the management of their intellectual property portfolio. Mr. Barber’s experience in patent matters concerns mechanical, electrical, and optical technologies. He also has experience in patent, trademark, and copyright infringement.
 
Mr. Barber represents clients in complex commercial disputes. He regularly counsels clients in the prosecution and defense of fraudulent transfer actions in state and federal court. In addition, Mr. Barber has extensive experience defending the officers and directors of companies from lawsuits involving corporate negligence, insider dealing, fraud, and other D&O matters.
 
Prior to attending law school, Mr. Barber was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, he taught high school math and science and served a consultant to the Ministry of Education in the implementation of a novel literacy program in the primary school system.
 
Mr. Barber received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Joseph W. Barber

200 South Michigan Avenue
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604-2461
Office: (312) 456-3648
Fax: (312) 939-5617