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Joe Zucchero

Patent Attorney



Joe brings experience counseling pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients with regard to the development and management of their patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad. Joe also counsels clients concerning patent issues including infringement, freedom to operate, infringement, validity and enforceability opinions.


Joe has both private and in-house experience where he counseled clients with regard to the development and management of their patent portfolios in the life sciences including immunology, genomics, pharmaceuticals and biologics. In 2003, Joe joined a newly formed intellectual property boutique and later became partner. His experience running a small business developed an understanding of the importance of providing personal, responsive and cost-effective service to meet the unique needs of each client.


Prior to joining Elmore Patent Law Group, Joe was Intellectual Property Counsel for Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he was responsible for all intellectual property matters related to the company's drug candidates designed to modulate immune responses through Toll-like Receptors (TLR). Prior to joining Idera, Joe was a partner at Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark and Mortimer based in Chicago, Illinois and at Keown & Zucchero, LLP based in Boston Massachusetts.


  • J.D., Boston College,  Boston, MA
  • M.S., Boston College,  Boston, MA
  • B.S., Boston College,  Boston, MA


  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Devices


  • Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2002)
  • Bar of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (2002)
  • Bar of the State of Illinois (2010)


  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association