Josef Hoffmann

Josef Hoffmann / Patent Attorney

During his nearly 20 years of patent law practice, Josef Hoffmann has obtained substantial patent preparation and prosecution experience in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. Mr. Hoffmann was a partner at a patent boutique firm in Des Moines, IA before moving in-house to be Chief Patent Counsel and General Counsel of an LED lightening company in Minneapolis, MN. As Chief Patent Counsel, Mr. Hoffmann gained extensive experience in patent portfolio management, licensing and patent valuation. Mr. Hoffmann continued his career at a large Minneapolis boutique firm before joining The Small Patent Law Group.

Mr. Hoffmann has extensive experience preparing and prosecuting applications directed toward control systems and computer implemented technologies, medical devices, LED lighting circuitry and controls, engines, computer chip packaging and manufacturing, radio receiver circuitry, agricultural machines, meat processing and filtration equipment, hydraulics, and mechanical joysticks.

Mr. Hoffmann has prepared and prosecuted applications for Fortune 500 TM companies receiving favorable ratings and scores from company assessments.

In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, his practice areas also include patentability assessments, invalidity opinions, PCT and foreign patent prosecution, product clearances and trademark preparation and prosecution.

Mr. Hoffmann is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Bradley University, B.S., Engineering Physics, 2000
Drake Law School, J.D. (with Honors), 2003