Creative Representation | Expert Litigation

Contact Information

Main: 415.956.1900

Direct: 415.291.4516

Fax: 415.956.1152


LinkedIn: Joseph J. Fraresso



Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 2005

Queen’s University, B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering),
First Class Honors, 2002

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California

Ontario, Canada


Joe Fraresso is Senior Counsel at the firm. His practice focuses on intellectual property and commercial litigation. He has significant experience litigating patent disputes in District Courts throughout the country involving computer security, smartphones, software, wireless communications, semiconductors, targeted advertising, and computer networks. He also has experience litigating commercial disputes, including disputes related to asset purchase and license agreements.

Joe has experience in various aspects of the litigation process from conducting pre-filing due diligence, discovery, preparing and arguing motions, preparing infringement contentions, collaborating with technical and economic expert witnesses, and preparing witnesses for trial.

Joe began practicing intellectual property law in Canada before moving to San Francisco to become more involved in technology related litigation. He has a background in electrical engineering and a strong aptitude for technology that he relies on to advise clients regarding their patent portfolios, evaluate potential litigation, and throughout the litigation process. His understanding of technical patent issues is reinforced by being a registered Canadian Patent Agent and having drafted and prosecuted patents before the Canadian and the United States patent offices for a wide variety of technologies.

Representative Cases

Ericsson Inc. et al. v. Apple Inc. (E.D. Tex.) – Obtained favorable settlement for client Ericsson in patent dispute involving smartphone security, interface technology, and operating systems.

Vir2us, Inc. v. Invincea, Inc. (E.D. VA) – Obtained favorable settlement for client Vir2us in patent dispute related to next-generation computer security software.

MOSAID Technologies Inc. v. LSI Corp. et al. (D. Del.) – Obtained summary judgment of liability and favorable damages settlement for client MOSAID in breach of contract claim involving the acquisition of a patent portfolio.

MedioStream Inc. v. Microsoft Corp. et al. (N.D. Cal.) – Obtained favorable settlement with Microsoft for client MedioStream in patent dispute related to media authoring software included in the Windows operating system.

Uview Ultraviolet Systems Inc. v. Brasscorp Ltd. (Federal Court of Canada) – Second chair at trial in patent dispute involving automotive repair technology. Obtained an injunction for client Uview prohibiting sales of all products accused of infringement.