Joshua L. Stern


Stern, Joshua L.

Joshua Stern's practice focuses on intellectual property and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Stern has represented clients in US district courts and the US International Trade Commission. Mr. Stern has also counseled clients and assisted with matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, including inter partes review proceedings. His cases have involved a wide array of technologies including medical devices, small molecule and biologic pharmaceuticals, nucleic acid detection, microprocessors, wireless location, data storage and mobile phone software.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Stern was a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City, where he focused on complex commercial litigation. 


While in law school, Mr. Stern served as an extern to the Office of the General Counsel for the Federal Election Commission, where he researched enforcement actions and drafted reports for presentation to the Commission.

Publications & News


February 27, 2018

Three WilmerHale Attorneys Win Burton Award for Legal Writing

Partner David Cavanaugh, Counsel Joshua Stern and Senior Associate Kevin Yurkerwich have been honored with the Burton Foundation's 2018 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award.

January 20, 2017

Practice Tips for Presenting and Responding to Motivation-to-Combine Arguments in IPR Proceedings

David Cavanaugh, Joshua Stern and Kevin Yurkerwich, in this article published by Bloomberg BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, provide an overview of recent PTAB decisions denying institution of inter partes review and share practice tips for practitioners to follow.

Professional Activities

Mr. Stern is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the District of Massachusetts.



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JD, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2008, President, Harvard Journal on Legislation

AB, Social Studies, magna cum laude, Harvard College, 2005

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


New York

New Jersey

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