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Joshua David Mertzlufft

Joshua David Mertzlufft

Patent Attorney Serving Clients Nationwide
  • Intellectual Property, Patents
  • New York, United States Patent & Trademark Office
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Biography

Joshua is an experienced patent attorney and counselor who founded Mertzlufft Law PLLC to provide top-of-class service to clients nationwide. With a background in applied physics, Joshua is able to work with clients in a variety of patent procurement and litigation matters in industries including energy, cleantech, software, telecommunications, and aerospace. Joshua is a former engineer and web developer, and he has experience working with clients ranging from pre-seed startups to stock exchange-listed corporations.

Joshua works with companies and inventors a variety of fields including:

- Software
- Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
- Blockchain
- Electronics
- Optics & Photonics
- Nuclear Energy
- Aerospace

In law school, Joshua was the Editor-in-Chief of the Buffalo Law Review, ranked internationally in the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court, and received awards in trial technique and intellectual property law. Prior to founding Mertzlufft Law, Joshua was a patent attorney with a large law firm and a mechanical engineer in the energy and heat transfer industry.

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Practice Areas
    Intellectual Property
    Patents
    Patent Appeals, Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution
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  • Free Consultation
    A free 20-Minute Consultation can be booked on www.mertzlufft.law/contact/
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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United States Patent & Trademark Office
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Education
SUNY Buffalo Law School
J.D. (2018) | Law
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Activities: Editor-in-Chief, Buffalo Law Review
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Houghton College
B.S. (2013) | Applied Physics
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Professional Associations
Bar Association of Erie County
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New York Intellectual Property Law Association
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New York State Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Blockchain and Patents
Certifications
Registered Patent Attorney
United States Patent & Trademark Office
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Website
www.mertzlufft.law
Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. If an inventor signs over all rights to his invention to a corporation, Is the corporation required to have an attorney
A: Hello! Yes, if the corporation is to be the “Applicant” on a U.S. patent application, the patent application has to be signed by a registered patent attorney or a registered patent agent. — I am a registered U.S. patent attorney, however, absent a mutually-agreed, written engagement agreement between you and my firm, I am not *your* attorney, and neither the contents of this message nor receipt thereof may be construed in any way as legal advice nor to form any attorney-client relationship.
Q. I want to sue a certain individual due to him stealing my patent & putting it on the market for his own gain & profit !
A: The first step in any potential infringement action is to take a look at the product/service/method and compare it to the patent and then put a strategy together. — I am a registered U.S. patent attorney, however, absent a mutually-agreed, written engagement agreement between you and my firm, I am not *your* attorney, and neither the contents of this message nor receipt thereof may be construed in any way as legal advice nor to form any attorney-client relationship.
Q. Does a US method patent protect the domestic sale of foreign-made-goods constructed via the US-patented method?
A: Depending on the method/invention itself, a utility patent could be drafted in such a way to cover the variations on the method. What you're getting at though, is called a "product-by-process" claim, which generally would accompany pure method claims in an application. If a product-by-process claim is granted, that should help with the hypothetical import question. Feel free to give me a ring! — I am a registered U.S. patent attorney, however, absent a mutually-agreed, written engagement agreement between you and my firm, I am not *your* attorney, and neither the contents of this message nor receipt thereof may be construed in any way as legal advice nor to form any attorney-client relationship.
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Mertzlufft Law PLLC
Seneca One Tower
1 Seneca St., Ste. 29-M36
Buffalo, NY 14203
Telephone: (716) 202-0495
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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