Joel Couenhoven focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling, patent strategy and analysis, portfolio management, and open source and standards due diligence. He also has experience with patent due diligence, pre-suit investigations, and litigation in the areas of computer science and semiconductor fabrication.

His technical knowledge includes expertise in both computer software and hardware such as artificial intelligence and machine learning; user interfaces and human-computer interaction; graphics; audio and video codecs; web standards; talent management; user-generated content management; speech recognition and synthesis; internet and client-server systems; search systems; parallel computing; virtual machines; cloud computing; e-commerce; advertising; databases; computer security; robotics; 3D printing; consumer electronics devices; mobile devices; computer architecture; and operating systems. Joel also has prosecution and litigation experience with seismic and imaging systems; magnet recycling; flatbread machinery; and medical devices.

Joel’s previous experience includes working as a software consultant for the commonwealth of Virginia, where he created a software program to classify people by using a neural network. He also worked for the University of Minnesota’s department of computer science and at Securian Financial.