Joe Zucchero

Joe Zucherro

Joe Zucchero

Patent Attorney

Joe’s work providing legal counsel both within organizations and as a law firm partner provides a valuable perspective that informs his work on behalf of Elmore Patent Law Group clients. He joined EPLG in 2014 after serving as Intellectual Property Counsel for Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he managed intellectual property matters for 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, a Boston-based firm that he founded.

Joe counsels pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients about all aspects of their domestic and global patent portfolios, including patent issues such as infringement, freedom to operate, validity and enforceability opinions.


Joe understands the issues confronting clients and their priorities because he has been in their shoes, both as an attorney within an organization and as a former business owner. He brings a deep understanding of the time and nuances involved with global applications through his extensive experience filing patent applications around the world, including a rare application in Mongolia. His work is focused on the life sciences, including immunology, genomics, pharmaceuticals and biologics


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

Bar Admissions

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

Outside the Office

Joe’s experience as a high school baseball player provided the perfect background for his current passions coaching baseball for his sons’ teams and serving as president of Little League in his Massachusetts town. His children are still at home, and Joe enjoys spending his downtime on their activities.