Skip to content

Joshua Stowell

For over a decade, Joshua has successfully represented and counseled clients in technology and intellectual property disputes. He has litigated cases relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, licensing agreements and other technology contracts. Joshua’s clients range from large, public corporations to small startups and individuals. Through this diverse background, Joshua is able to appreciate the litigation goals of all clients and tailor the litigation strategy to effectively achieve those goals.

Clients rely on Joshua’s deep knowledge of technology and intellectual property law. He has litigated cases in district courts throughout the nation on behalf of both intellectual property owners and accused infringers. He has helped recover over $100 million in damages on behalf of plaintiffs and invalidated numerous patents on behalf of defendants. He has successfully argued before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, obtained damages and attorney fee awards through arbitration, and handled administrative proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Joshua is valued by clients and colleagues alike for consistently strong and effective case strategy, stellar work product, and proven negotiation and advocacy prowess.

Competitive by nature, Joshua thrives under the pressure that fast-paced IP litigation demands. He is totally dedicated to understanding his client’s business and helping them advance in the marketplace. Over the course of his career, Joshua has assisted clients across a range of industries including medical devices and procedures, electronics and semiconductor, software and information technology, construction and home improvement, and sporting goods and recreation. Regardless of the matter at hand, Joshua is appreciated for his ability to analyze the key issues and develop distinct solutions for resolving or winning the case.

Joshua is co-chair of Knobbe’s trade secrets litigation group. He has authored numerous articles and is co-author of a book chapter on patent litigation. He is actively involved in a number of legal organizations including the Association for Business Trial Lawyers and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.


Duke University School of Law, J.D., Executive Editor – Duke Law & Technology Review
University of Washington (UW), B.S., Chemical Engineering
State Bar of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court – Central District of California
U.S. District Court – Northern District of California
U.S. District Court – Southern District of California
U.S. District Court – Southern District of Indiana
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Chemical, Industrial & Materials

Consumer Products & Services


Medical Devices & Procedures

Transportation & Vehicles

Antitrust & Competition Litigation
Appellate Litigation
Copyright Litigation
Copyright Litigation
Covered Business Method (CBM)
False Advertising Litigation
False Advertising Litigation
HatchWaxman Litigation
Infringement Risk 
Inter Partes Review (IPR)
ITC Litigation
Patent Litigation
Patent Strategy & Prosecution
Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) Litigation
PostGrant Review (PGR)
PTAB Overview
Trade Secret
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trade Secret & Employee Mobility Litigation
Trademark & Brand Protection
Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation
Trademark Enforcement
Trademark Trial & Appeal Board (TTAB) Litigation 
Unfair Competition Litigation
Unfair Competition Litigation

American Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Federal Bar Association

By using this blog, you agree and understand that no information is being provided in the context of any attorney-client relationship. You further agree and understand that nothing herein is intended to be legal advice. This blog is solely informational in nature, and is not intended as, and should not be used as, a substitute for competent legal advice from a retained and licensed attorney in your state. Knobbe Martens LLP makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or availability of the information in this blog. Knobbe Martens LLP will not be liable for any injury or damages relating to your use of, or access to, any such information. Knobbe Martens LLP undertakes no obligation to correct or update information on this blog, which may be incorrect or become incorrect or out of date over time. Knobbe Martens LLP reserves the right to alter or delete content or information on the blog at any time. This blog contains links and references to other websites and publications that you may find of interest. Knobbe Martens LLP does not control, promote, endorse or otherwise have any affiliation with any other websites or publications unless those websites or publications expressly state such an affiliation. Knobbe Martens LLP further has no responsibility for, and makes no representations regarding, the content, accuracy or any other aspect of the information in such websites or publications.
close modal