Joseph A. Walkowski

Joseph A. Walkowski

Senior Counsel (Deceased)

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague, Joseph (“Joe”) A. Walkowski. Joe was a sincere friend, mentor, and cornerstone of our community. He will be deeply missed at TraskBritt, as well within the Utah Bar and the U.S. Patent Bar, where he made significant contributions.

Joe has been an integral part of TraskBritt for more than 25 years, leaving a legacy characterized by unwavering professionalism and stalwart leadership. His legal acumen was admirable and extensive, built through his versatile experience as a patent examiner, as in-house counsel, and within private practice. Joe was unwavering in his commitment to providing exceptional legal service, to prioritizing client interests, and to treating people with fairness and respect. He was a man of integrity and profound loyalty to his clients, colleagues, and friends – in both good times and challenging times. We will treasure his memory as a dynamic and collaborative leader, and as a person who inspired us to constantly strive for meticulousness and responsiveness in our service to others.

While Joe’s absence will be acutely felt, his influence will continue on in the generation of lawyers having had the privilege to know and work alongside Joe.

Our sympathies extend to Joe’s family and loved ones during this sad time.

With our sincerest condolences,”

Professional Recognition
  • Best Lawyers – 2007-2023
  • Best Lawyers SLC Patent Law Lawyer of the Year – 2012
  • Chambers USA – 2008-2017
  • IAM Patent 1000 (Patent Prosecution) – 2012-2017
  • IP Stars – 2013-2020
  • Super Lawyers – 2007-2021
  • Utah Legal Elite – 2007, 2010-2021
Areas of Special Expertise
  • Infringement, validity and enforceability evaluations
  • Intellectual property due diligence for mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent and technology portfolio assessments and audits
  • Reissue and reexamination proceedings
  • Strategic counseling in anticipation of litigation
  • Technology transfer including software licensing
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland Bar (inactive)
  • District of Columbia Bar (inactive)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Oklahoma Bar
  • Utah Bar
Court Admissions
  • Maryland Court of Appeals
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Oklahoma Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Utah and U.S. District Court, District of Utah
Community and Professional Organizations
  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Bar Association (Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution Sections)
  • University of Delaware, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., Law Review
  • Oklahoma City University, M.B.A. with high honors
Prior Professional Experience
  • Patent Counsel, Eastman Christensen Company and Hughes Christensen
  • Private Practice, Litigation in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
  • Examiner, U.S. Patent Office
  • Managing Patent Attorney, Halliburton Company