Joshua Masur focuses his practice on patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation. For nearly two decades, Mr. Masur has represented technology companies in federal and state trial and appeals courts, before the International Trade Commission, and in private arbitration and mediation. His experience spans such disparate technologies as computer displays, semiconductor chip design, memory controllers, streaming online video, user interfaces, hyperlinks, WiFi, encryption, biometric and mobile device authentication, automotive pollution controls, and type fonts. Mr. Masur also has particular expertise in intellectual property indemnification disputes.
Mr. Masur has achieved highly favorable outcomes in all of his jury trials and arbitrations. In early 2016, he and his team won a non-infringement jury verdict for the global leader in computer gaming peripherals in the Eastern District of Texas.
Mr. Masur is a past president of the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, the premier organization in Northern California dedicated to fostering skills, professionalism, collegiality, and ethics among the intellectual property bench and bar. He was a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and served on several of its committees, including the Committee on Patent Litigation and its subcommittees on the Model Patent Jury instructions, Confidentiality in Litigation, and Pleading Standards. He has been selected for inclusion in THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® since 2017, and in Northern California SuperLawyers since 2011.
Between college and law school, Mr. Masur worked as a computer and networking consultant and graphic designer.
Mr. Masur is also an avid skier, and served on the National Legal Committee of the National Ski Patrol before being elected to the organization’s Board of Directors in 2016 and being named national treasurer in 2018.