Joseph M. Bennett-Paris, Ph.D, joined the firm's Intellectual Property Practice Group in 2012 and practices in the Atlanta office. Joseph counsels clients in matters of patent prosecution, non-infringement, patentability, invalidity, and various other legal issues.
Joseph primarily focuses his practice on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries with specific emphasis on the generic drug industry. His practice also includes copyright matters and entertainment law, particularly with regard to the music and publishing industries. In addition, he provides pro bono work to the arts community through the Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.
He is a member of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Atlanta and Georgia State bar associations and is a Preceptor for the Mercer University School of Pharmacy. Prior to entering law, he served on the faculty of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Joseph is a 1999 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago (Ph.D., pharmacology) and the University of Southern California (B.S., biological sciences).