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415.248.2141
  • Education
    • J.D., Arizona State University-Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2015, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, CALI Excellence awards
    • B.S., California Polytechnic State University, 2008, San Luis Obispo, Civil Engineering
  • Bar Jurisdictions
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Joshua Rayes represents clients in intellectual property and technology related disputes. His clients have ranged from Fortune 100 companies to startups, in technologies from consumer electronics to semiconductors, and medical devices to computer software and internet-related technologies. Josh takes a creative yet practical strategic approach in advocating for his clients. As a registered engineer with experience working in-house, at the judiciary, and in private practice, including in all stages of intellectual property disputes, Josh offers a combination of technical knowledge, business insight and legal guidance. Josh creates strategies for clients to address current issues and prepare for future challenges.

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Josh worked at a boutique IP litigation firm in the Bay Area. Josh also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patricia K. Norris at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Josh also served as a full-time extern to the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as an extern to the Honorable Jon Thompson at the Arizona Court of Appeals, and as an extern to Arizona Supreme Court’s presiding disciplinary judge, the Honorable William O’Neil.

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Learn About Key Changes in the New California Rules of Professional Conduct in 1 Hour
Presenter, Turner Boyd's Fifth Annual California MCLE Program
January, 2019
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Branding Weed: Trademarks in the New Cannabis World
Presenter, Turner Boyd's Fourth Annual California MCLE Program
January, 2018
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The 25th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights
Presenter, various high schools, Federal Bar Association
December 2016 - January 2017