PRINCIPAL AT MCKOOL SMITH
Josh Budwin is a partner at McKool Smith in Austin, Texas. Josh handles high stakes IP litigation for large companies (Ericsson, AT&T, Nokia, and others) and small companies, solo inventors, and universities. Josh currently serves as lead counsel for Ericsson in its multi-billion dollar patent infringement and licensing dispute with Apple at the International Trade Commission (ITC). His recent successes include defending Ericsson against patent infringement assertions made by IPCom, as well as representing RightQuestion LLC as lead counsel in a recently concluded patent infringement litigation against Samsung. He also was counsel for TiVo subsidiary Rovi (now called Adeia) in three separate ITC victories against Comcast, as well as a 3-0 precedential Federal Circuit win affirming the ITC’s decision that Comcast violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act by importing set-top boxes that infringe two of Rovi’s patents. Josh was also a key member of the McKool Smith team that obtained a substantial jury verdict for Versata in a patent infringement lawsuit alleging infringement by SAP of patents related to pricing software. That verdict (along with pre- and post-judgment interest) was also affirmed by the Federal Circuit. To-date Josh has obtained over $1 billion dollars of jury verdicts on behalf of his clients. Josh has also been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as a “Future Star” (2022), as a “Leading Lawyer” by The Legal 500 (2021), and by Texas Lawyer and Law360 as a “Rising Star” (various years). Josh received his B.S., cum laude, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he completed the full four-year (eight semester) engineering curriculum in three years (six semesters). Josh received his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was the recipient of various awards and scholarships and served as the President of the Student Bar Association (SBA).