As Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Department, Josh helps companies and innovators make intelligent decisions about their intellectual property rights and protect the ultimate value of their business — from IP prosecution to IP audits/due diligence to IP litigation and licensing. Josh’s work spans a variety of technologies, including chemical/materials, electrical engineering and computer arts. He has tried IP litigation matters to decision, conducted claim construction (Markman) hearings and represented clients before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Josh also has unique experience in licensing matters, negotiating hundreds of technology agreements for multiple clients, including dozens of Cooperative Research and Development Agreements with National Laboratories and Research Agreements with Universities.
Josh’s experience in IP law has led to exciting work, including being entrusted to handle a variety of IP matters for international clients such as Corning, LexisNexis (a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc.) and Toyota. In fact, Josh is currently serving as Acting Patent Counsel for Reed Elsevier, Inc., a global publisher and provider of workflow and business solutions. In his role as “in-house counsel,” Josh is able to get a unique perspective of the IP challenges faced by multi-national corporations, which has served to enhance his practice and quality of service to clients.
Additionally, Josh is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Finance Committee, as well as serving as the practice group chair for Dinsmore’s IP Litigation and Licensing Practice Group, where he manages the firm’s service in IP litigation, as well as trademark, copyright, privacy and social media matters. Since joining Dinsmore, Josh has been a driver behind the growth of the firm’s IP practice, which has grown to over 50 attorneys today. Through aggressive recruiting and focused mentoring, Josh has increased the number of attorneys by bringing in partner and associate laterals from local, regional and national firms that strengthen the services offered by Dinsmore.
Early in his career, Josh served for Michael R. Merz, Magistrate for the United States District Court for Southern District of Ohio. Today, he helps recruit and mentor the next generation of Dinsmore attorneys and he is a strong advocate for their professional development. Aside from his legal practice, Josh enjoys competitive running, competing in local and regional running events each year.
Josh’s knowledge of IP law has led to a variety of speaking engagements over the last year, including focused presentations on process such as IP prosecution efficiencies and substance such as the impacts of the recently-passed America Invents Act and the new Office of Enrollment and Discipline Rules.