Joshua T. Chu

Joshua T. Chu

Managing Partner of the California Offices vCard
626.577.8800 fax
655 North Central Avenue
Suite 2300
Glendale, CA 91203

Joshua T. Chu is a Partner in Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie’s Intellectual Property practice group. Clients turn to Joshua for prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, as well as opinion work related to intellectual property strategy and consultation.

Joshua’s general engineering background gives him the versatility to learn many types of technologies quickly and to see the big picture when assisting clients. In addition, Joshua’s specific experience in biomedical, mechanical, electrical, software and systems engineering offer a broad base from which to support clients and provide complex strategic considerations within and across different technological areas.

Joshua has particular technical expertise in the fields of medical implants, devices and treatments, including spinal, shoulder and other orthopedic implants, cardiovascular implants and medical diagnostic tools, as well as electromechanical systems and electronic circuitry, video game software and peripherals, telecommunications, computers and networking, flat panel display technologies and fuel cells.

Personal Approach

Joshua believes that patent law should never be practiced with a “one-size-fits-all approach,” so he takes the extra time to understand his client’s needs and business goals before developing a patent strategy. This allows him to find the right solutions that align most closely with his clients’ objectives, while carefully navigating around the patent office’s restrictions.

A career in law was never the plan. Joshua went to graduate school for biomedical engineering but after completing a few internships, he realized it wasn’t the career he wanted. He took the LSAT on a whim, embarked on a career that would become his passion, and never looked back.

Joshua describes himself as a foodie, but not one of the fussy ones. He enjoys a good meal and is willing to try anything. Traveling internationally is also a passion, but he is currently taking a break from long flights due to his young son (it might be a while…).

Professional Experience

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie (legacy firm Christie Parker & Hale LLP), Partner, 2007-present

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Pasadena Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Other Info


J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2007
M.S., University of Southern California, 2004, Biomedical Engineering
B.S., Harvey Mudd College, 2002, Engineering

Bar Admissions

California, State Bar of California, 2007

Court Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California