Practice Areas



  • New York, 2008
  • New Mexico, 1999
  • Not Admitted in CT
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1999


University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D. 1999

Dartmouth College, Ph.D. Chemistry

Potsdam College, B.A. Chemistry

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Joseph Barrera, Ph.D.

Joe Barrera has been a patent attorney for over 20 years and was formerly in-house at Universal Display Corporation and Bausch + Lomb. He concentrates his practice on the procurement and enforcement of global patent portfolios in very competitive consumer healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device markets. Joe also has worked with clients to develop patent procurement strategies in the areas of specialty chemicals, agricultural chemistry, structural panel composites, display technologies including OLED technologies, inorganic catalysts, and specialty polymers such as coatings, fracking fluids, and fuel cell conducting membranes. He has advised key opinion leaders and research scientists as part of product development teams to strategically define and protect innovation. While at Bausch + Lomb Joe secured patent protection for eye care, neutraceuticals products and neutraceutical products that accounted for more than 60% of total earnings with only 20% of the total patent procurement budget. He is a strong advocate of patent appeals and inventor declarations – a strategy that is aligned with product and regulatory timelines as well as post-grant challenges. In addition to a law degree and Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, Joe has held post-doctoral positions at the University of Virginia and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Experience Highlights

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2019-present

Patent Counsel, Universal Display Corporation, 2017-2019

Senior Attorney, Drinker Biddle & Reath, 2014-2017

Patent Counsel, Bausch + Lomb, Inc., 2006-2013

Associate, Connoly Bove Lodge & Hutz, 2001-2006

Associate, Morrison & Foerster, 2000-2001

Associate, Peacock Myers & Adams, 1998-2000



Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association, Corporate IP Management & Operations Committee, 2020-2021