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USPTO Extends After Final Consideration Pilot Program

The USPTO has announced that it will extend the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP) Program through September 30, 2015. The program was previously scheduled […]

Sep 26, 2014  •  Continue reading >

Circuit Split re: Patent Term Adjustment

35 U.S.C. § 154(b) allows for extension of patent term for design and utility patents filed after May 29, 2000. The statute provides for patent […]

Nov 15, 2013  •  Continue reading >

Jeremy Gustrowsky Presents on Copyright Issues Related to Software and Websites

Jeremy Gustrowsky has prepared a presentation regarding copyright issues related to software and websites. The presentation includes a discussion on what is protectable and how […]

Jan 28, 2013  •  Continue reading >

January 2013 Patent Prosecution Group Luncheon

Patent topics covered in this month’s prosecution group luncheon include: a discussion on the PTO’s request of comments regarding improving patent quality, technical amendments to […]

Jan 21, 2013  •  Continue reading >

January 2013 Trademark Prosecution Group Luncheon

Trademark topics covered in this month’s prosecution group luncheon include: updates to the Nice Agreement 10th edition, a review of comments regarding amending the first […]

Jan 18, 2013  •  Continue reading >

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Joshua P. Astin



  • Indiana University
    M.S., Biotechnology
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • University of Utah
    B.A., Biology

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent Bar
  • Indiana

Professional Associations and Experience

Indiana State Bar Association
Indianapolis Bar Association (Leadership Development Academy)

Publications, Presentations and Speaking Engagements

DOUBLE CHECK! Surveillance of Occasional Serine and Metallo-carbapenemases in Enterobacteriaceae from Indiana Health Care Centers, Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC), Abstract Accepted Sept. 2011. co-author.


When out of the office, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife and their two sons. He can be found coaching basketball, hiking or losing golf balls. He is also fluent in Portuguese.