Joseph E. Edward Gortych Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Joseph E. Edward Gortych

Opticus IP Law PLLC

Joseph E. Gortych is President of Opticus IP Law PLLC, a patent law firm based in Sarasota, Florida. Mr. Gortych has over twenty years of experience in the intellectual property field. He received a B.S. in physics from Rutgers University, an M.S. in optics from the University of Rochester's Institute of Optics, and his J.D. from Vermont Law School. He has practical work experience as an optical engineer (including at IBM Corporation), and as an optical technology and IP consultant.

Subjects: Physics


Mr. Gortych is not your typical patent attorney and his book is not a typical book on patents.  He emphasizes common-sense business aspects of IP in his practice and in his book. He urges his clients to take into account the dynamic interplay betweeen business, legal and technical issues when making decisions about IP in general and patents in particular. As a consequence, he is a sought-after business consultant on IP management and IP strategy development and implementation.  His experience and approach to IP matters crosses business, legal and technical boundaries, enabling him to provide integrated IP solutions and services to clients.

His IP experience and expertise covers the entire IP process spectrum—from IP generation as an optical engineer and inventor; to IP documentation as an inventor and IP liaison; to serving on invention review committees that assessed inventions from business, legal and technical viewpoints; as IP counsel working with and overseeing outside counsel; and IP protection and leverage through patenting, licensing, and litigation support activities as a private-practice attorney and consultant.


    BS Physics, Rutgers University
    MS Optics, University of Rochester
    JD, Vermont Law School

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Mr. Gortych specializes in IP matters relating to optics, photonics and semiconductor technologies.

Personal Interests

    I enjoy sailing my Precision 23 named "Sun Dog" and scooting around Sarasota bay on my 12.5' Zodiac named "Galileo," so named after the shuttle craft on the original TV series "Star Trek."  I also train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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