Joseph F. Aceto Ph.D., Esq.

Immunicon Corporation
Contact: 484.880.8428
Law School: Widener University School of Law - Widener University
Jurisdictions: Pennsylvania
US Patent Office


Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
US Patent Office 
Professional Experience
Counsel & Director of Intellectual Property, Immunicon Corporation
Publicly traded, start-up biotech and medical device company with operations in United States and Europe. As in-house Counsel, I oversaw all intellectual property, contract, and other legal issues supporting company scientists and engineers in research and development. Managed up to three legal assistants to facilitate legal research and analysis. Worked closely and directly reported to CEO and Chief Counsel. Researched, gathered, and provided key information and facts to support arbitration proceedings. Managed legal requirements for three wholly owned subsidiaries. Oversaw all maintenance and tax accounting for entire IP estate. Drafted and reviewed most types of start-up biotech agreements including MTA, CDA, Pharma service, technology license, and supply agreements.
Partner, Wilcox & Aceto
Provided IP management and prosecution, due diligence, and freedom-to-operate opinions on corporate IP. Consulted on corporate portfolio development. Client base includes start-up biotech, nanotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies including a Fortune 100 Big Pharma. Represented clients in technology areas in new drug applications, nanotechnology, microfluidics, and microbiology assays.
Widener University School of Law - Widener UniversityJ.D.Law
Temple UniversityPh.D. (1987)Pharmacology, Medical
Drexel UniversityM.S.Biomedical Engineering
Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaB.S.Biology
Professional Associations
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Member, Biophysical Society
Member, American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Member, Mid-Atlantic Pharmacology Society


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Intellectual Property, Biotechnology
1617 Newark Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Telephone: 484.880.8428