Joshua Rosefelt is an associate in the litigation group of Fish & Richardson’s Washington, D.C., office*. He was previously a summer associate with the firm in its Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., offices.
During law school, Josh served as a Lead Editor of the Stanford Technology Law Review and co-led the Stanford Non-Practicing Entity (NPE) Litigation Database—the first ever publicly available database to track comprehensively how practicing entities, non-practicing entities, and patent assertion entities claim patent ownership rights in litigation. Josh also served as a research assistant to Professor Lisa Ouellette. Additionally, Josh was actively involved with the Stanford Community Law Clinic in East Palo Alto, representing members of the community in housing, Social Security Administration, and expungement matters.
Before law school, Josh was a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications related to electro-mechanical surgical diagnostic equipment.
This year was a busy one for the International Trade Commission (ITC) compared to the last few years. As of December 15, 2022, there were 56 complaints filed, compared to 50 in all of 2021. The Commission also instituted more investigations in 2022 than 2021 and has a higher number of active cases compared to last year, according to Docket Navigator as of December 7, 2022. With in-person hearings resuming, it is an exciting time at the ITC. And with the evolving landscape of venue jurisprudence in the district courts, we expect the growth to continue into 2023. This article highlights a few new developments at the ITC over the past year, as well as several important decisions.