MILWAUKEE (October 31, 2016) – Michael Best is pleased to announce Joel E. Henry, Ph.D., has joined the firm as senior counsel to the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Henry counsels start-up and growth phase companies regarding the development and protection of their intellectual property.
With a background as a computer scientist, Henry provides strategic counsel in the intersecting realms of law and technology. Utilizing a deep understanding of technology, he guides clients with respect to business formation, contracts, and intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and licensing matters. He is particularly experienced with the legalities involved with cutting edge technologies such as drones, data gathering and mining, privacy and security.
Henry is co-founder and president of Agile Data Solutions, which provides clients with data collection, review, and production tools and services. Throughout his career, he has focused on the transition of research to practical use, including work for NASA, the Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens. Henry has also made significant contributions in the areas of electronic discovery and digital evidence, participating in case law review, processes and procedures, and developing standards for the legal profession.
Henry earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and his J.D. from The University of Montana Law School. He received both an M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Montana State University. Henry is a member of various legal and technology-focused professional organizations, including the IEEE Computer Society, The Sedona Conference, and the Association for Computing Machinery. He actively participates in various cancer awareness initiatives, such as the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.