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Joshua P. Astin

Partner

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.

Education

  • 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

Publications

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.

Languages

Portuguese