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Joshua I. Rudawitz has more than ten years of multi-faceted strategic intellectual property law experience, including as a Primary Patent Examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and counseling clients of all sizes with their intellectual property needs. Josh focuses his practice on the preparation and prosecution of trademarks and patents in fields including medical instruments and devices; mechanical devices; consumer electronics; software and mobile applications; and business and commercial methods. His experience also includes turbine engines; printing devices; consumer mechanical pump technology, additive manufacturing, exoskeleton devices, firearm accessories, and electronic components.

In his role as a Primary Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Josh was responsible for examination of hundreds of domestic and international 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 through final disposition. He examined technologies including semiconductor handling robots and manufacturing configurations, automated mechanical parking facilities, automated storage and retrieval systems, vehicle hydraulic systems, waste collection vehicles, vehicle attached accessories, and hoists.

In addition to his experience at the USPTO, Josh has served as a clerk with the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as with the Office of the Solicitor at the USPTO.


  • Patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution
  • Preparation of patentability opinions
  • Preparation of trademark opinions
  • IP due diligence analysis
  • Inter partes reviews
  • Opinions on patent infringement and validity
  • Invalidity and non-infringement contentions



  • Defended patent owner in inter partes review from inception through oral argument.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Rudawitz prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 2006-2013
  • Clerk, Administrative Patent Judge Greenhut, Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), 2013
  • Legal Intern, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Office of the Solicitor, 2012

Recognition & Leadership

  • President’s Council Member, Boston Children’s Museum, 2023-Present
  • Participant, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, “Boston Future Leaders (BFL) Program,” 2023
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Boston Patent Law Association


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2012
  • B.S., cum laude, The George Washington University, 2006
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office