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Josh Hauptman ・ Associate


Mr. Hauptman’s practice comprises of counseling clients with developing a tailored patent strategy that aligns with client/company goals, patent prosecution from drafting to issue, and patent monetization.  Mr. Hauptman represents a variety of inventors, from independent inventors (micro entities) to start-ups to larger corporations, both foreign and domestic.  Mr. Hauptman has also prepared numerous opinions regarding patentability, infringement, and freedom-to-operate.  Regarding patent monetization, Mr. Hauptman works with companies interested in licensing or selling their patents, and has had successes in marketing patent portfolios, and connecting clients with potential licensees and buyers.  Mr. Hauptman has also worked with offices of technology commercialization/transfer associated with universities and academia in preparing licensing and material transfer agreements.


Mr. Hauptman holds a Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law with a certificate of intellectual property, a Master of Science in Biotechnology from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology/minor in Chemistry from the University of Miami.  While in law school, Mr. Hauptman volunteered in a legal clinic helping low income inventors patent their inventions, and was president of the Intellectual Property Law Association. Mr. Hauptman is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Subject Matter Expertise

Mr. Hauptman’s technical expertise covers a variety of fields, from mobiles devices, networking, computer software, geographical information systems, imaging devices, robotics, medical devices, and mechanical arts.


Mr. Hauptman is passionate about aviation, riding motorcycles, fishing, and playing guitar.

Phone: (703) 535-7075