Joshua L. Davenport

Joshua L. Davenport He/Him/His


Washington, DC

Main: 202.824.3000 Fax: 202.824.3001


Joshua represents clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent prosecution, litigation, and counseling. As an electrical engineer with expertise in nuanced industries, including artificial intelligence, cellular networks, green energy, video games, finance infrastructure, carrier networking, and television broadcast systems, his practice focuses on applying the law to complex technical issues. This includes arguing many cases before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board (PTAB), where he was recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine among the top-50 filers in inter partes review petitions. In particular, Joshua has emerged as a leader in generative AI, presenting several CLE talks on generative AI issues, giving interviews for multiple publications, serving a secondment as a patent portfolio manager with a Fortune 500 company managing an extensive machine-learning portfolio, and even applying machine-learning modeling techniques outside work as co-host of a major college football podcast.

Due to Joshua’s frequent involvement in complex patent matters involving large corporate disputes, he was recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in 2017 as among the top-50 filers of inter partes review petitions. Joshua often works in nuanced industries, including cellular networks, green energy, video games, finance infrastructure, carrier networking, and television broadcast, that require a solid understanding of technology and its strategic importance in running a business.

Joshua earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama, and a J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law. Selected to the Order of Barristers, Joshua was awarded Best Brief, Best Oral Argument, and Best Overall in the Southeastern Lefkowitz Moot Court Tournament, and advanced to the national finals as a member of the Intellectual Property Moot Court Team.

Prior to law school, Joshua worked for ADTRAN as a Design Engineer, with experience both in hardware and software. He helped to design carrier routing equipment now used by multiple Internet Service Providers to interconnect multiple types of communication, increase bandwidth in their pipelines, and implement the transition into IPv6.

Josh has authored multiple articles and given numerous presentations relating to generative AI:

  • University of Alabama
    2010, B.S., Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude
  • The University of Alabama School of Law
    2014, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • 2014, Virginia
  • 2016, District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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