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Joshua Pond

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Josh is a Partner at Crowell & Moring’s Washington D.C. office.  His practice is centered on blocking and defending such imports before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). He regularly serves as lead ITC counsel for both domestic and international companies – particularly those from Asia and Europe – facing Section 337 investigations. Over the past decade, Josh has been to ITC trial for a dozen Fortune Global 500 companies. He focuses on matters involving brand protection, patent, trademark, and copyright infringement, international trade secret theft, and unfair competition claims.

In addition to the ITC, Josh is active before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. District Courts, and the Federal Circuit. Recent patent validity challenge highlights at the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board include a complete five-patent defense victory, as well as a two-patent invalidating win, affirmed at the Federal Circuit. China has featured prominently among recent global forums for Josh’s matters, as well as Canada and Germany.

With his trial perspective, Josh advises startups and corporations on IP portfolio strategy to bolster them for upcoming enforcement challenges. His clients span a wide range of technologies, including electronics, consumer products, telecommunications, mechanical and medical devices, and biochemicals.

He is a founding member of the Advisory Council to Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy. Josh has been a Fellow in the Hispanic National Bar Association’s IP Law Institute and is a founding editor of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association’s 337 Reporter Round-Up.

Josh currently serves as a Lawyer Serving Warriors with the National Veterans Legal Services Program, advocating for veterans with disability issues. He previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a field artillery captain. He was deployed to the Persian Gulf and awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Josh earned his bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and political science from Stanford University. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.

Prior to joining the firm, Josh co-chaired a global law firm’s ITC Section 337 practice and was instrumental in its establishment.

Recent Articles by Joshua Pond

Reexamining Three Preconceived Notions of SEPs as the 5G Patent Wars Ignite

5G—the next generation of telecommunications standards provided by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)—began implementation in 2019. It boasts significant technical benefits over prior generations, including higher speeds, greater bandwidth, lower latency, and larger coverage areas. Unlike previous 3GPP standards, 5G is not limited to cellular phones. Rather, 5G will support a plethora of technologies ranging from Enhanced Mobile Broadband to Massive Internet of Things. Accordingly, 5G will support a tremendous amount of economic activity: by 2026, 5G will have 3.5 billion subscribers and will account for 84% of mobile subscriptions in the United States. By 2035, 5G is expected to underly $13.1 trillion in global economic activity, accounting for 0.2% of the 2.7% projected annual global GDP growth.