Joseph K. Poe, Esq.
Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP

Joseph K. Poe, Esq. Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, Esq.An experienced litigator, Joseph K. Poe is Counsel at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, where he represents clients in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property matters, environmental cases, and insurance coverage litigation in state and federal court.

Poe maintains a varied commercial litigation practice that has focused extensively on matters concerning violation of intellectual property rights.  He counsels clients ranging from established technology companies to emerging startups on trademark and copyright disputes and website and domain name issues.  His multidisciplinary litigation background enables him to advise clients on a wide range of intellectual property and related business matters.

Poe foresees a growing number of companies protecting their trade secrets in the coming year.

“More and more business owners are realizing that even if they don’t have the formula for Coke, their companies still have valuable trade secrets, whether it’s a method of doing business, a well-researched list of contacts, a customized software application, or other proprietary information,” he said. “With the passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act last year, companies can now go to federal court to address misappropriation of trade secrets, and litigants can now obtain seizure orders and exemplary damages when willful infringement is found.”

“I anticipate that an increased number of trade secret owners will realize the value of their information and will begin to take advantage of their rights under the new law,” Poe said. “As competition continues to increase, trade secret protection is emerging as a critical weapon.”

Poe is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Hofstra University School of Law.

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