Joseph A. Walkowski


Mr. Walkowski brings over thirty years of intellectual property experience to TraskBritt, where he is a Director and Shareholder. Prior to joining TraskBritt, Mr. Walkowski served in corporate positions in the oil service industry, first with Halliburton Company and subsequently as chief patent counsel for Eastman Christensen, now a subsidiary of Baker Hughes Incorporated. His practice focuses on acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights and his background includes substantial experience in U.S. and international patent prosecution as well as intellectual property licensing and litigation.

Mr. Walkowski has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Intellectual Property, ranked first tier in Chambers, USA, named by Mountain States Super Lawyers and among the “Utah Legal Elite” by Utah Business Magazine.

superlawyer-walkowski  BL JAW 2017             IAM 300 2017_recommended individual


Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers – 2007-2016
  • Best Lawyers SLC Patent Law Lawyer of the Year – 2012
  • Chambers USA – 2008-2015
  • iAM Patent 1000 (Patent Prosecution) – 2012-2016
  • IP Stars – 2013-2016
  • Super Lawyers – 2007-2016
  • Utah Legal Elite – 2007, 2010-2014

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

Prior Professional Experience

  • Patent Counsel, Eastman Christensen Company
  • Private Practice, Litigation in Maryland and Washington, D.C.
  • Examiner, U.S. Patent Office
  • Patent Attorney, Halliburton Company


  • University of Delaware, Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., Law Review
  • Oklahoma City University, M.B.A. with high honors

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 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 & Professional Organizations

  • Member, Licensing Executives Society
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Bar Association (Intellectual Property and Litigations Sections)