Joshua R. Slavitt is a registered patent attorney and a partner in the Philadelphia office of Gordon & Rees. Mr. Slavitt practices in all areas of intellectual property law. He counsels inventors, early stage ventures, established technology companies, universities, and investor groups on the strategic use of intellectual property with an emphasis on IP creation and acquisition strategies, IP portfolio management, and IP monetization.
Mr. Slavitt's practice includes:
preparing and prosecuting patent applications for power generation and storage, medical devices and equipment, pharmaceuticals and drug delivery technologies, nanoscale materials and devices, organic and inorganic compositions, diagnostic testing equipment, consumer goods, software, and business methods
preparing validity, patentability, and freedom to operate opinions
preparing and prosecuting trademark applications
counseling on the use and protection of trademarks, trade dress, domain names and Internet-related trademark usage
conducting IP due diligence in connection with investments and acquisitions
representing clients in all aspects of patent and trademark litigation at the trial and appellate levels
Mr. Slavitt is active in the Philadelphia business community through his involvement in local business organizations, as a speaker to local business groups, and as a judge for area university business plan competitions, He has served as co-chair of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Licensing Executives Society from 2007-2012, a director of the Entrepreneurs' Forum of Greater Philadelphia, for which he served as president from 1999 to 2000, and as co-chair of the Philadelphia 100 in 2005 and 2007. He also has served as a director for the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group and the Pennsylvania Private Investors Group, and continues as an active member of the Licensing Executives Society.
Mr. Slavitt earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and economics from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1986) and a law degree from Boston University School of Law (J.D. 1991), and has studied chemistry at Drexel University.
U.S. District Court, New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Pennsylvania (Eastern District)
U.S. Third Circuit
U.S. Federal Circuit
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office