His clients’ victories include obtaining a $40 million-dollar verdict for patent infringement in the semiconductor industry, successfully defending a medical device maker in bet-the-company patent litigation, and securing a multimillion dollar attorneys’ fee award before the Federal Circuit following a successful trial. Just as important as these client victories, however, are Josh’s successes in finding solutions that transform contentious litigation from cost center to revenue generator through cooperative agreements, technology sharing arrangements, and global licensing programs.

Josh applies this same skill set outside the courtroom to help clients turn intellectual property into revenue. With over a billion dollars of technology-related deal experience, Josh has acted as the intellectual property advisor for numerous mergers, strategic investments, key licensing programs, capital raising efforts, and joint venture projects for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups. As the lead up to these transactions, Josh also advises clients on technology issues, including data security and privacy, invention disclosures, intellectual property portfolio management, open source software, large scale software implementations, and software audits.

Josh also has helped private companies partner with public and non-profit institutions to bring cutting-edge technology to market. He has completed numerous technology transfers involving some of the largest research universities and hospitals in the world. These specialized transactions not only require intricate IP transaction knowledge, but they also demand the right balance of business experience to find a deal attractive to both inventing institutions and their private business partners.

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Josh began his career as a clerk to Chief Judge Paul R. Matia of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. As part of his duties he assisted the Court in a variety of intricate litigation matters, including the highly-publicized retrial of John Demjanuk.

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Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • The Ohio State University, B.S. Biological Science, summa cum laude, 1996

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court (Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio; District of Colorado)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Contact Josh

  • jryland@calfee.com
  • 216.622.8437
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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy & Data Security

Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • The Ohio State University, B.S. Biological Science, summa cum laude, 1996

Admissions

  • State of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court (Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio; District of Colorado)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit