Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Joe Stanganelli


p: 617.274.2902

f: 617.722.6003

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Boston Office

One Financial Center
Suite 1701
Boston, Massachusetts 02111

With over 20 years of legal experience, Joe has tried cases in both federal and state courts, has arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association and other tribunals, and has argued before both federal and state courts of appeal. Joe also regularly advises clients on how to best achieve their business goals through the avoidance of litigation and on pre-litigation strategy.

Joe primarily concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation. In addition to patent infringement actions, Joe has represented corporate clients in multiple business-dispute contexts, including copyright, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition suits, technology license and development disputes, complex insurance litigation, and private company shareholder disputes.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a leading medical device manufacturer enforcing patents relating to infusion pump technology against a competitor.
  • Represented a food packaging manufacturer in enforcing patent rights relating to aseptic bottling in multiple infringement actions with domestic and international competitors.
  • Represented a European pharmaceutical company in a patent license dispute with a US licensor/debtor in bankruptcy.
  • Represented a cable-parts manufacturer in patent infringement and false-advertising suits against competitors.
  • Represented the owner of multiple news websites in a nationally publicized copyright and trademark infringement action against a prominent media organization.
  • Represented a medical equipment manufacturer in claims of trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition against former employees and a competitor.
  • Represented an inventor of a computer antivirus technology in claims against a leading antivirus software manufacturer.
  • Represented a major data storage manufacturer against software-maintenance service provider in connection with copyright, DMCA, and patent claims.
  • Represented a major data storage manufacturer defending against patent infringement claims brought by a non-practicing holding company.
  • Represented a leading provider of navigation software to the trucking industry in a lawsuit resulting from unraveling acquisition of a competitor.

Practice Areas


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1991
  • Boston College, B.A., summa cum laude; Henry J. McMahon Law Award; Selected Phi Beta Kappa , 1988

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 2012
  • Massachusetts, 1995
  • California, 1991

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Patent Litigation and Copyright Litigation Committees
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association

Speaking & Publications

  • American Bar Association Intellectual Property Litigation, “Federal Circuit Claim Construction After Teva”


  • Selected to Super Lawyers Massachusetts: Business Litigation, 2010-2013, 2018
  • Top Attorneys in New England, 2010

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Scibelli, Whiteley, and Stanganelli, LLP, Partner
  • Hale and Dorr, LLP (now WilmerHale), Partner
  • Middlesex County, Special Assistant District Attorney
  • Latham & Watkins LLP, Associate