Josh Rayes
Josh RayesAssociate
Josh Rayes’ practice is focused on intellectual property litigation and counseling, including patent, trademark, and trade secret matters, with an emphasis on patent litigation. As a registered professional engineer with experience in intellectual property matters working in-house, at the judiciary, and in private practice, Josh provides his clients with a rare combination of technical knowledge, business insight and legal guidance. Understanding that the law cannot keep pace with nascent technologies and budding markets, Josh crafts strategies for clients to address current issues while anticipating challenges of the future.

Before joining Turner Boyd, Josh served as a law clerk to the Honorable Patricia K. Norris at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Prior to clerking, Josh served as a full-time extern to the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, Josh externed with the Honorable Jon W. Thompson at the Arizona Court of Appeals, and the Arizona Supreme Court’s presiding disciplinary judge, the Honorable William O’Neil. Josh previously worked in-house as an intellectual property law clerk at PING, and as a summer associate at an intellectual property law firm in Colorado.

Josh graduated summa cum laude with the Highest Pro Bono Distinction from Arizona State University’s College of Law. Josh’s law school studies focused on intellectual property; he was a Law, Science & Innovation Scholar and received a Certificate in Law, Science & Technology with a Specialization in Intellectual Property. Josh received CALI Excellence Awards in eight classes, including patent law, trademark & unfair competition law, the patent law clinic, and nanotechnology. In the patent law clinic, Josh successfully prosecuted patent applications for clients on a pro bono basis.

Josh is a member of the California bar and the Colorado bar, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., 2015 (summa cum laude, Order of the Coif)
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, B.S., Civil Engineering, 2008 (dean’s list)

  • Branding Weed: Trademarks in the New Cannabis World, Turner Boyd’s Fourth Annual California MCLE Program (January 2018)
  • The 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, volunteer through the Federal Bar Association presenting at various high schools (December 2016-January 2017)