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Joshua I. Rudawitz

Associate / Boston

Overview

Joshua I. Rudawitz is an associate in Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department. He focuses his practice on all aspects of patent law, drawing on his mechanical engineering background and love of technology. Josh is a regular contributor to Nutter’s IP Law Bulletin blog on topics ranging from inter partes review to strategic and practical patent prosecution tips based on recent case law.

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Clients rely on Josh’s counsel in the drafting and prosecution of domestic and international patents in a variety of fields, including:

  • Medical instruments and devices;
  • Printing devices;
  • Software and mobile applications;
  • Business and commercial methods;
  • Consumer electronics; and
  • Mechanical devices.

Client frequently engage Josh for:

  • Conducting intellectual property due diligence analyses;
  • Inter partes reviews;
  • Preparing opinions on patent infringement and validity;
  • Preparation of invalidity and non-infringement contentions; and
  • Intellectual property litigation support.

An active contributor to Nutter’s pro bono efforts, Josh has helped clients in a variety of matters, including:

  • Aided a non-profit company with the preparation of a “freedom to operate” study and consulted with them regarding copyright concerns.
  • Providing assistance in general civil matters, including preparing emergency motions to stay default judgment and successfully negotiating and preparing a settlement agreement.

Prior to joining Nutter, Josh was a primary patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While at the USPTO, he reviewed patent applications, including analysis and review of the proposed technology to the prior art for compliance with Title 35 of the U.S. Code and related Federal rules. He examined a wide range of technologies, including semiconductor handling and manufacturing configurations, mechanical parking facilities, automated storage and retrieval systems, and hoists.

Josh served as a clerk for Administrative Patent Judge Greenhut at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the USPTO, where he briefed APJ Greenhut on legal and technical issues and drafted written opinions on appeals. In addition, Josh served as a legal intern at the Office of the Solicitor at the USPTO, where he drafted legal memorandum on USPTO policy and drafted portions of appeal briefs submitted at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Education & Admissions

Education

The George Washington University Law School, J.D.

The George Washington University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Before Nutter

Previously, Josh was a primary patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While at the USPTO, he reviewed patent applications, including analysis and review of the proposed technology to the prior art for compliance with Title 35 of the U.S. Code and related Federal rules. He examined a wide range of technologies, including semiconductor handling and manufacturing configurations, mechanical parking facilities, automated storage and retrieval systems, and hoists.

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Josh served as a clerk for Administrative Patent Judge Greenhut at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board at the USPTO, where he briefed APJ Greenhut on legal and technical issues and drafted written opinions on appeals. In addition, Josh served as a legal intern at the Office of the Solicitor at the USPTO.

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