Photo of Joseph V. Coppola, Sr.Photo of Joseph V. Coppola, Sr.

Joseph V. Coppola, Sr.



University of Detroit, J.D.
  • cum laude
  • Corporation, Finance & Business Law Journal, Articles Editor (1987)
Wayne State University, B.S.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Prior Employment

  • Rader, Fishman & Grauer, Founding Partner, 1996-2004
  • Dykema Gossett, Partner, 1989-1996
  • Cullen, Sloman, Cantor, Grauer, Scott and Rutherford, Associate, 1988-1989
  • Ford Motor Company, Test Engineer, 1978-1988

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

Professional Affiliations

Oakland County Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

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Mr. Coppola, Sr. is a seasoned patent attorney with a comprehensive knowledge of patents and copyrights.

  • Patents: Advises clients in preparing and prosecuting patents in the U.S.A. and in foreign patent offices throughout the world
  • Copyrights: Manages software copyright matters, including registering, licensing and advising regarding open source issues
  • IP Licensing, Investigations and Opinions: Handles intellectual property (I.P.) licensing, invalidity and infringement analysis and opinions, design-around evaluations, due diligence studies, right-to-use investigations, and product clearance investigations
  • Corporate Transactions: Conducts I.P. due diligence investigations and manages, develops, and evaluates corporate I.P. portfolios
  • Possesses extensive technical knowledge in:
    • biofuel handling and dispensing systems
    • solar cell systems
    • complex electronic devices
    • vehicle stability control systems
    • modeling and simulation software
    • data compression algorithms
    • anti-lock brake systems
    • internet data transmission schemes
    • consumer electronics
    • electrical power generation and distribution systems
    • medical devices
    • satellite control systems
    • e-commerce/internet applications
    • thermal imaging systems
    • ore purification systems using microwaves
    • image data manipulation using parallel processing techniques
    • robotic control systems
    • body armor fabrication

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Seminars & Events


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 and 2017
  • Managing Intellectual Property
    • Recognized as an "IP Star," 2013-2016