Joe Akalski advises clients on patent litigation, IP counseling, and diligence.

Mr. Akalski represents clients in a broad range of technical fields including software, computing systems, manufacturing equipment and processes, mechanical arts, medical devices, and biotechnology.

He has represented clients in district court, the United States International Trade Commission, and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board in patent litigation actions involving technologies including:

  • Cellular phone technology
  • Medical devices
  • Biotechnology diagnostic tests

Mr. Akalski maintains an active pro bono practice including representing incarcerated individuals in federal district court in civil matters related to excessive force and First Amendment Claims.

He is a member of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association (ITCTLA) and coaches a middle school mock trial team as part of the annual Thurgood Marshall Junior Mock Trial Competition in New York.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Akalski was a computer systems consultant focusing on the development and improvement of custom system functionality and the enhancement of ERP systems


  • Rising Star
    New York Super Lawyer 2016-2019

Mr. Akalski’s experience includes representing:

  • Fujifilm in a patent infringement investigation relating to magnetic tape cartridges*
  • Seamless in a patent infringement action involving internet-based ordering system*
  • Samsung in defense against allegations of patent infringement relating to mobile phone technologies*
  • Red Bend Ltd. in a patent infringement action relating to updating computer programs*
  • IBM Corp in a patent infringement action concerning database, spreadsheet, and integrated development environment (IDE) technology*
  • Nokia Corporation in a patent infringement investigation relating to smart phone and transceiver technology*
  • Nokia Corporation in a patent infringement investigation relating to mobile hardware and software*
  • Enzo Biochem in several patent infringement actions relating to nucleic acid based analytical and diagnostic products*
  • Kinetic Concepts Inc. in a declaratory judgement action concerning patents relating to wound care and wound care devices*
  • Walker Digital in a patent infringement action relating to lottery systems*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • BS in Computer Science & Mathematics, Iona College
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law
  • MS in Computer Science, Iona College