Some of the world's leading domestic and international technology companies entrust Josh Nightingale with their high-stakes litigations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). A trailblazer at the PTAB, Josh litigated some of the first cases filed in this forum and has made more than 95 appearances there. Leveraging his background in computer and electrical engineering, Josh has handled cases involving a variety of technologies, including software, semiconductors, LED lighting, and electrical circuits.
Josh is also an in-demand thought leader on the subject of PTAB litigation, and he speaks and writes on cutting-edge issues impacting the sector. Josh was recently featured in IP Litigator magazine with his article "USPTO Releases Study on Fintiv Denials," and he is a frequent contributor to Jones Day's PTAB Litigation Blog (PTABLitigationBlog.com). In 2022, Josh was recognized by ALM's The Legal Intelligencer as a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" for his PTAB-related work and writing.
Josh also has an active patent prosecution and counseling practice, preparing and prosecuting patent applications on behalf of domestic and foreign clients. Representative prosecution clients include Carnegie Mellon University, Educational Testing Service, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.
In addition to his professional activities, Josh is dedicated to public service. He is involved in the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania and is on the board of BEST Robotics, a nonprofit organization that holds robotics competitions for middle and high-school students around the United States. Josh is a former president of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA) and a barrister in The Q. Todd Dickinson American Inn of Court.
- April 26, 2018
Jones Day's 2018 Speaker Series: IP Roundup - Strategic Enforcement Considerations
- November 16, 2016
- West Virginia University (J.D. 2011, Order of the Coif; Executive Publications Editor, West Virginia Law Review; M.S. in Electrical Engineering 2008; B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering 2005; Tau Beta Pi)
- Pennsylvania, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office