Joseph Raffetto is a partner with Hogan Lovells, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He has defended clients in global matters and in every major forum in the U.S. (including the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board), and he has repeatedly been named a Rising Star in Washington, D.C. for Intellectual Property Litigation by Super Lawyers. Additionally, Joe understands the business side of disputes. He is a seasoned IP transactional attorney, having counseled countless clients in their licensing, acquisition, and divestiture of IP. Joe is also a trained engineer, with technical degrees in computer engineering and mathematics. Leveraging his training, Joe works primarily in the high-tech and automotive sectors. He has a deep knowledge of the patent landscape in these sectors, including on standard essential patents, autonomous driving, connected cars, electrification, and, more generally, mobility. This business-oriented, sector-driven experience enables Joe to tailor his strategies and approaches based on the core needs of the client: the business.