Josh Glucoft is a patent litigation partner and trial lawyer in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Companies such as Immortals Gaming Club and International Medical Devices have turned to Josh for help with the hardest cases, including theft of core intellectual property.

Josh has experience in courts across the country, including in all of the major patent litigation venues, as well as in the ITC. Josh is also registered to practice before the United States Patent And Trademark Office and has extensive experience with post-grant proceedings, serving as lead counsel through Final Written Decision in multiple inter partes reviews.

Josh has litigated and performed due diligence on patents covering a variety of technologies within the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, and medical devices, including: computer software such as antivirus software; virtual/augmented/mixed reality; special effects; networking technology such as routers, switches, and Voice-over-Internet Protocol; computer processor architecture, fabrication, and packaging; robotics technology such as automated warehouse storage; and medical devices such as glucose monitors, neurostimulation devices, and cardiac defibrillators.

Josh is more than just an IP lawyer—he is also a manager that strives to provide the highest-quality lawyering in the most efficient manner. He prides himself on the organizational skills that facilitate collaboration across groups of lawyers, and he is constantly working to build better, more effective case teams.


Thought Leadership

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “Transforming The Legal Profession With AI: Contract Review, Research, Content Generation & More,” Ai4 Conference, 2023

Speaker, "Trends in U.S. Patent Litigation," Round Table Discussion, March 2023

Interview, "Interview #7 - Josh Glucoft," The Hot Seat, February 2023


Author, "How Patent Practice May Benefit From A Key Economic Idea," Law360, December 2022

Author, "Response To Request for Comments on Patenting Artificial Intelligence Inventions," United States Patent and Trademark Office, March 2020

Quoted, “Cannabis Patent Activity Surges Amid Industry Gold Rush,” Law360, October 2019 

Author, “Stats Show Cannabis Patents Are Underutilized,” Law360, September 2019

Author, “Patenting Cannabis: A Look At The Numbers,” Law360, January 2019

Author, "Calm Down: Market Overreactions to Patent-related Events,” American Bar Association, February 2016

Co-Author, “Patents in an Era of Infinite Monkeys and Artificial Intelligence,” Stanford Technology Law Review, October 2015; Article was recognized with the Distinguished Legal Writing Award at the 2016 Burton Awards

Co-Author, “Two New ‘Startups’ That Could Upend Intellectual Property Laws,” VentureBeat, February 2015


Named to IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders for Intellectual Property, 2023

Recognized as a "Rising Star" in Intellectual Property by Super Lawyers, 2021–2024

Memberships & Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association, Patent Litigation & Remedies Committee

American Intellectual Property Law Association, Subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence

Association of Business Trial Lawyers


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas


  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.
  • Stanford UniversityM.S., Electrical Engineering
  • Northwestern UniversityB.S., Engineering Combined Studies Programcum laude