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Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves & Wagner, LLP Announces Name Change and Promotes Three to Partnership

The Firm is pleased to announce that Charles Reeves and Vincent Wagner have been recognized as named partners of the firm, which has changed its […]

Jan 7, 2019  •  Continue reading >

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 >

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Joshua P. Astin


Josh specializes in U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution for a variety of technologies including: tissue engineering, stem cells, implantable medical devices, and genetic sequence listings. His patent experience includes patentability analysis, freedom to operate analysis, as well as licensing and agreement work.

In addition to patent preparation and prosecution, Josh advises clients on intellectual property strategy, overall intellectual property portfolio management and IP valuations in transactional matters. Josh utilizes his Master's Degree in Biotechnology and experience as a medical technologist at a medical reference laboratory to provide the practical advice clients seek. When out of the office, Josh can be found coaching basketball, hiking, or losing golf balls.


  • 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 and Trademark Office, 2011
  • Indiana, 2012

Professional Affiliations

Indianapolis Bar Association, Bar Leader Series, Class XV


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