Joshua L. Cohen
Shareholder | Valley Forge, PA
P: (610) 993-4240
F: (610) 407-0701
Mr. Cohen has been in the private practice of intellectual property law since 1992, drawing from his engineering and legal background to help emerging companies and multi-national corporations achieve their business objectives. Mr. Cohen teams with his clients to develop strategies that protect critical intellectual property assets while identifying and reducing business risks.
In guiding clients toward their commercial goals, Mr. Cohen:
  • prepares patent infringement and validity assessments
  • assesses the availability of trademarks for adoption and registration
  • conducts due diligence studies and negotiates technology transfer agreements.
To protect important intellectual property assets, Mr. Cohen:
  • procures comprehensive utility and design patent protection
  • procures trademark and copyright registrations
  • conducts patent interference proceedings before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences
  • coordinates foreign patent and trademark protection.
Mr. Cohen earned his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from Widener University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of Widener's Law Review. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Mr. Cohen has lectured on patent law and patent practice to the Licensing Executives Society and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He has also presented his strategies for comprehensive product design protection to the Industrial Designers Society of America and the Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Mr. Cohen has also published articles on these topics in The Legal Intelligencer, The Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, and in RatnerPrestia's INSIGHT® newsletter.

Mr. Cohen is President Emeritus of The Benjamin Franklin American Inn of Court, an organization chartered to advance excellence, ethics and professionalism in the field of intellectual property law. Mr. Cohen is also an active member of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Mr. Cohen is a member of RatnerPrestia's Mechanical and Physical Science Group.
Practice Expertise Bio(s)

Articles & Presentations

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania (1992)
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (1994)

  • J.D., Cum Laude, Widener University (1992)
    • Editor-in-Chief of Law Review
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University (1985)

  • Product Development and Management Association (Greater Philadelphia Chapter)
    • President
  • Benjamin Franklin Inn of Court
    • President Emeritus (2004-2005)
    • Vice President (2002-2003)
    • Chair (2002-2003)
  • Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Past Chair, Patent Legislative Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Industrial Designs Committee
    • Interferences Committee
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association
    • Design Rights Committee
  • American Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Industrial Designers Society of America
    • Design Protection Section
    • Design Management Section
    • Product Development Section
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Intellectual Property Law Section
    • Product Development Management Association

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