Joshua H. Rawson

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Joshua H. Rawson

Partner

New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3862 | +1 212 698 3599

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Joshua H. Rawson leads the U.S. Technology and Intellectual Property Transactions practice group at Dechert. He represents clients in intellectual property transactional, licensing, and counseling matters. He negotiates sophisticated domestic and cross-border IP transactions and counsels clients on transactions involving the development, acquisition, sale, licensing, and protection of IP rights and technology assets.

He also advises clients on the management and enforcement of their patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Mr. Rawson represents clients in the information technology, digital media, financial services, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries. His transactional expertise extends to assisting clients in the establishment of joint ventures and strategic alliances focused on the exploitation of intellectual property and technology. He also negotiates complex licensing and outsourcing arrangements involving patents, software, trademarks, and related services. In addition, he conducts company-wide audits of intellectual property and related practices and advises clients in establishing and improving policies respecting the identification, development, and protection of IP assets.

Mr. Rawson has also advised clients with respect to the spectrum of legal issues relating to their electronic transaction systems, including the design of effective electronic agreements, data protection, data privacy and data transfer restrictions, as well as protection of related business method patent, copyright, trade secret, and trademark rights.

Named an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property in both patent and trademark the last three years in a row, Mr. Rawson was noted for his focus on due diligence and overseas work in both Europe and Asia. He was also recommended by The Legal 500 as “the name to note,” for patent licensing and transactional work. Complementing Mr. Rawson’s transactional experience are the skills that he acquired as a former intellectual property litigator who argued on behalf of domestic and foreign clients in both U.S. litigation and international arbitration. He represented clients engaged in disputes involving trademark, trade dress, patent, and copyright infringement, as well as the creation and misappropriation of trade secrets.

Education
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1985, magna cum laude
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1988, cum laude
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York