Joseph Lipman is the Director of Device Development at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). He has over 30 years of medical research and device development experience and has worked with multiple services at HSS, including Adult Hip and Knee Replacement, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Upper Extremity, Hip Preservation, Spine and Sports Medicine. In working with these services and the Biomechanics department, he has contributed to the development of implants for the knee, hip, elbow, wrist and spine. These implants have been licensed to several orthopedic companies and are sold worldwide. Mr. Lipman is a named inventor on 25 U.S. patents and has multiple publications in the medical device area. In addition, he is a registered U.S. Patent Agent.