Joseph C. Guagliardo is a partner in the Intellectual Property Transactions and Rights Management Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. His practice focuses on intellectual property and technology transactions and general counseling of businesses and individuals with respect to legal matters involving intellectual property protection and commercialization, Internet and ecommerce, technology development and transfer, and content publishing and distribution.
Mr. Guagliardo has extensive international business and legal experience, formerly as a business executive and now in his capacity as an attorney. He has provided intellectual property and technology-related counseling to clients around the world, across many industries, and in connection with a wide variety of subject matter ranging from traditional print media to high-tech software, hardware and life sciences matters. Before joining the firm, Mr. Guagliardo was an attorney in the intellectual property/information technology practice group of a large Philadelphia law firm. Prior to that, Mr. Guagliardo spent more than a decade working in the technology industry in various technical and business roles, including a management-level position overseeing a global team of software engineers and technology consultants and a position as director of legal affairs for an international software company.
Mr. Guagliardo is a member of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association, as well as the Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia bar associations. He also frequently volunteers to review business plans of potential portfolio companies for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Mr. Guagliardo is co-chairman of the board of directors of Green Village Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the development of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable businesses.