Joe is a registered patent attorney dedicated to helping companies and inventors protect their intellectual property assets.
He received a bachelors of science degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in biochemistry and molecular biology. During his undergraduate studies at UMBC, he worked in two different biology labs that focused on bacterial gene regulation.
Joe spent fifteen years in the Maryland Army National Guard. He began his military career as an enlisted soldier with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg., North Carolina. He went to flight school immediately after completing his studies at UMBC and served as team leader in a medical evacuation unit and a company commander of an air traffic control unit in Maryland.
After flight school, Joe worked in the Biochemistry Department of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, where he assisted in the study of protein interactions and the composition of the mammalian nuclear pore complex.Joe has spent most of his legal career at a prestigious Baltimore based law firm where he assisted small, medium, and large companies in addressing all matters of intellectual property law.
He is a former president of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association and former Secretary of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is committed to the advancement of the growing Latino population in Maryland and working together with other members of the business community.
Joe served as the National Delegate for the United States in the Asociación Interamericana de la Propiedad intelectual (ASIPI) from 2012 through 2018.