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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


Josh is a registered patent attorney. His practice is focused on preparing and prosecuting patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Josh has Master's Degree in Biotechnology from Indiana University, which he earned concurrently with his law degree. Josh studied Biology at the University of Utah, with minors in Chemistry and Economics, and a focus on Human Anatomy. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Josh was a laboratory technician at a medical reference laboratory.


  • University of Utah
    B.A. Biology, 2008
  • Indiana University
    M.S., Biotechnology, 2012
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    J.D., 2012

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent Bar, 2011
  • Indiana, 2012