Joshua H. Rawson
Partner | New York
Joshua H. Rawson

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.

Routinely named an “IP STAR” by Managing Intellectual Property in both transactions and trademark, 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.

  • Intellectual Property Issues in Financial Services Seminar: What's Hot? — Boston, MA (September 27, 2018) 
  • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law - Will the US and EU Regulators Soon Be Knocking on Your Door? — Presented by ACC GNY with Sponsorship by Dechert LLP, New York, NY (March 22, 2012)
  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: Keeping Up with the Ever Changing US and European Data Privacy Developments — Presented by DELVACCA with Sponsorship by Dechert LLP, Philadelphia, PA (February 21, 2012)
  • Keeping Up With Ever-Changing US and European Data Privacy Requirements — Boston, MA; London; New York, NY (November 4, 2011).
  • Keeping Up With Ever-Changing US and European Data Privacy Requirements - Are You In Compliance? — Association of Corporate Counsel - Greater NY Chapter - Compliance and Ethics Practice Group Meeting, New York Office (September 20, 2011)
  • Patent Licensing Strategies for an Uncertain Environment — WRG 6th Annual Patents and the Financial Services Industry Conference, New York, NY (July 29, 2009)
  • Maximizing Rights and Mitigating Risk in a Troubled Economic Environment — Association of Corporate Counsel, Millbrae, CA (May 5, 2009)
  • The 5th Annual Patents and Financial Services Industry Conference — Presented by the World Research Group with Sponsorship  by Dechert, New York, NY (July 29, 2008)
  • Patenting Business Methods in the Financial Services Industry — Presented by the World Research Group with Sponsorship by Dechert, New York, NY (July 24, 2007)
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    • Princeton University, A.B., 1985, magna cum laude
    • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1988, cum laude
    • 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 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
    • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey