Joseph J. Crimaldi is an Of Counsel Intellectual Property attorney with a background in organic and polymer chemistry, small molecule and cancer therapies, medical devices and the mechanical arts. He specializes in drafting and prosecuting provisional, design and utility patent applications in a wide range of technical fields, including: all facets of organic and polymer chemistry, small molecule and cancer therapies, materials science, metallurgy, automotive, aerospace, medical devices and consumer products.
In the past, Joseph was the lead external IP attorney for The University of Akron where he wrote and prosecuted over 300 polymer patent applications in a diverse range of polymer fields, as well as over 50 additional non-polymer inventions for the university in a wide range of technologies, including biotech and image processing. Joseph also has a wide range of experience working as external IP counsel for a diverse group of large companies such as Sharp, Panasonic Holdings Corporation, Lubrizol, Sherwin Williams, BF Goodrich and Babcock & Wilcox.
Joseph earned a J.D. from The Cleveland State University College of Law. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 1996
Cleveland State University College of Law, Cleveland, OH, 1995 JD
Miami University, Oxford, OH 1992 B.S.
Professional Associations and Memberships
Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
Past Employment Positions
Renner Otto 1996-2004
Benesch Law 2004-2005
Roetzel & Andress 2005-2011
McDonald Hopkins, LLC 2011-2020
JJC Consulting 2020-2022