Joseph Falkiewicz


Joseph “Josh” Falkiewicz is a patent attorney specializing in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  His practice focuses on electrical and computer technologies, including computer hardware and computer software relating to telecommunications, machine learning, cloud computing, computer networking, blockchain, databases, and security systems.

Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Josh worked as an associate patent attorney for Harrity & Harrity for 3.5 years, where he specialized in U.S. and foreign patent procurement for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies.  Josh also worked as a summer associate and law clerk for Young Basile, where he assisted in drafting patent applications, office actions, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, prosecution history summaries, and claim charts.

Josh is a graduate of The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.  During his time there, he was president of the Intellectual Property Law Society, and an active member in Moot Court.  While he earned his Juris Doctorate, he was concurrently enrolled at Wayne State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.  He also holds a degree in General Management from Michigan State University.

Education & Credentials


Michigan State University

B.A., General Management, 2008

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

J.D., 2015
  • Book Award (4.0) in Trademarks & Unfair Competition
  • Book Award (4.0) in Patent Procurement Clinic

Wayne State University

B.A., Computer Science, 2015
  • Senior Project: Team lead for General Motors – leading a team of six software developers to design a data mining application that pulls data from Twitter and performs a sentiment analysis on the data in order to predict the rise/fall of various market commodity prices.

Bar Admission

  • Michigan

Professional Involvement

  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
  • Michigan Bar Association – Intellectual Property Section
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association

Community Involvement

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Participant in Harrity 4 Charity, where individuals pledge a percentage of their pay to the American Heart Association, the INOVA Children’s Hospital, ZERO: The End of Prostate cancer, and UNICEF: The Every Child Fund

Court Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
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