Joseph Ulrey

Joseph Ulrey

Technology Specialist


  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
  • MBA, Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan



  • With over 30 years of experience as a senior powertrain controls engineer at Ford Global Technologies, Joe is available to assist with high-level patent strategy development. He has over 300 US and foreign patents to his name, covering a range of technical fields including electronic feedback control systems, automotive electronics, electromechanical actuators, engine and transmission systems, vehicle heating and cooling systems, and boosted engine applications. Joe’s unique background enables him to assist our patent practitioners in navigating through the complex and rapidly emerging updates in automotive technology, particularly with the recent push towards hybrid, electric, and autonomous vehicle technology. His experience as an inventor allows him to provide valuable perspective on claim development and prosecution guidance.