Joel Lutzker is Ocean Tomo’s General Counsel and Chief Intellectual Property Officer.

Mr. Lutzker has over 30 years of experience in patent litigation and transactions. After over two decades with the New York intellectual property boutique of Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, in 2001, Mr. Lutzker joined the New York firm of Schulte, Roth & Zabel to start and head the firm’s intellectual property department. Most recently, Mr. Lutzker was the head of the New York intellectual property group of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton. Mr. Lutzker has been first chair litigation counsel in patent cases in federal district courts throughout the country, has argued on numerous occasions before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and has been principal counsel and author of several amicus briefs on significant patent cases before the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Lutzker has also represented companies in handling the intellectual property aspects of major M&A transactions as well as numerous licensing and patent acquisition transactions. While at Schulte Roth, Mr. Lutzker was heavily involved in the representation of hedge funds and other financial services institutions with regard to intellectual property issues. Mr. Lutzker also has placed significant focus on international intellectual property issues including U.S./Europe and U.S./Asian (primarily Japan and China) litigation and transactions. He is a member of the bar of New York, Connecticut, the United States Patent and Trademark Office and numerous federal courts across the country. Mr. Lutzker is a graduate of the New York University School of Law and has a B.A. in Physics from New York University, University College of Arts and Science. He is a frequent speaker on patent litigation and licensing topics and is the author of numerous articles.