Joshua Masur, head of Zuber Lawler’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, focuses his practice on patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret litigation, as well as general business litigation for established and emerging technology and cannabis companies. 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, online marketplaces, 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 consistently achieved highly favorable outcomes in 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 is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association; he currently chairs the organization’s Patent Litigation Policy Subcommittee, and is a member of its committees on Patent Litigation, Electronic and Computer Law, and Trademark Litigation. He is a member of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law, including its committees on Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Litigation and Legislation. 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 who currently serves on the National Legal Committee of the National Ski Patrol. He was an elected member of the organization’s Board of Directors from 2016 to 2019 and was its national treasurer from 2017 to 2019.