The firm has an ace up its sleeve in Austin-based Josh Tucker, who has filed 70 blockchain patents. The software savant has also masterminded different techniques to help his clients overcome patent eligibility issues and is in high demand as a result.
—IAM Patent 1000

Josh Tucker is a partner in the law firm’s Intellectual Property practice and splits his time between the Austin and Silicon Valley offices.

Josh helps companies protect their IP with strategic use of patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret rights, and he defends companies from abusive use of these rights by others. He has represented five of the top 25 U.S. patent filers and specializes in software-related patent applications, including those relating to decentralized applications, enterprise software development tooling, cryptography, blockchain and artificial intelligence. The patent portfolios he helps build benefit from his extensive experience analyzing IP on behalf of investors and litigating patent disputes in Federal District Court and the ITC.

Representative Experience

  • Helping a well-funded Austin startup in the cybersecurity industry obtain blockchain patents to utilize blockchain technology to build a platform for greater data security.
  • Led team that provided comprehensive industry intelligence, technology analysis, and IP risk assessment for client considering deploying blockchain or distributed ledger technology.
  • Developed the patent strategy for two startups that recently attained billion-dollar valuations in public or private markets.

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  • Represented a major graphics chip maker in patent disputes relating to memory access techniques in gaming consoles.
  • Represents software-focused companies protecting new game mechanics, novel UI design, and battery-friendly, low-latency mobile applications.
  • Has prosecuted patent applications for one of the larger DRAM manufacturers.

Professional Highlights

  • Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 for Patent Prosecution (Texas) and described as a “software savant” (2019)
  • The Legal 500 U.S., Patents - Portfolio Management and Licensing (2016), Patents - Prosecution (2016, 2019)

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2004
    honors

    B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1998

Admissions

  • Texas

    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas