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A Partner with Calfee's Intellectual Property practice group, Josh’s litigation experience includes representing clients in federal and state courts and administrative tribunals (including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and International Trade Commission) at all stages of litigation, including trials, appeals, and administrative hearings and appeals.

Josh has written and prosecuted many patents, particularly patents relating to electrical and medical devices and software. He also counsels and assists clients in managing their patent portfolios, including the preparation of right-to-market, patentability, and non-infringement / invalidity opinions.

Josh also has extensive experience in filing and prosecuting trademarks, counseling clients on trademarks, and settling trademark disputes.

Prior to joining Calfee, he was a judicial extern at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., where he assisted the judge in appellate arguments and opinions in patent and administrative law cases.

Josh is an active member of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, where he serves as co-chair of the Young Lawyers Committee. He also regularly volunteers to provide legal assistance to emerging small business owners through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

Josh joined Calfee in 2014 and was elected Partner in 2023.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Litigation – Patent (2022-2024); Litigation – Intellectual Property (2023-2024)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers, Ohio Rising Stars, Intellectual Property (2022-2023)


J.D., cum laude, Case Western Reserve University, 2013

B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2004

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association Young Lawyers Committee, Co-chair
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, Volunteer Legal Adviser

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Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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