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  • University of Michigan, B.S. computer science (2009)
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (2014)


  • District of Columbia
  • Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Joshua M. Rychlinski

 Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2688
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Joshua M. Rychlinski is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, focusing on patent litigation and trade secret counseling. Josh advises and represents domestic and foreign clients in state as well as federal district courts, at the International Trade Commission, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He represents clients in arbitrations, as well as in post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

Josh’s experience includes defending a large multinational consumer electronics company in patent litigation. He represented the company through all phases of pretrial preparation in cases involving the Android operating system, touch screen technology, camera sensors, haptic feedback, and telecommunication standards such as Bluetooth, 3G, and 4G. Josh has led the preparation of pretrial patent disclosures including invalidity contentions, interview and retention of experts, preparation of expert reports on both invalidity and non-infringement, and preparation of and defense of expert, fact, and 30(b)(6) witnesses in the deposition context. He has drafted Daubert briefings, assisted in the drafting of motions to dismiss, summary judgment motions, claim construction briefs, mediation briefs, ITC complaints, and motions to compel.

Josh graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Michigan, the District of Columbia, the Eastern District of Texas, and before the USPTO. Prior to law school, Josh worked as a software developer at a large electronic medical records company, where he specialized in database design and analytics. Josh received his B.S. in computer science from the University of Michigan.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Michigan, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


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