Joshua J. Lustig


Joshua J. Lustig is a law clerk with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Mr. Lustig provides technological advice in support of validity, infringement, and patentability analysis in the electrical, computer and software areas.

Mr. Lustig’s patent prosecution experience includes all phases of U.S. and foreign patent prosecution. Mr. Lustig has drafted and prosecuted patent applications directed towards autonomous vehicles, semiconductor devices, neural networks, robotics, graphical user interfaces, network communications, medical devices, digital image processing, aPaaS software, media production and broadcasting systems, and other electrical engineering, computer engineering, and software-based technologies.

Prior to joining MBHB, Mr. Lustig conducted research at the University of Michigan with a focus on autonomous and connected vehicles for the public sector. Mr. Lustig designed rider demand models and looked into neighborhood level characteristics to guide the construction of vehicle dispatching algorithms and inform policy decisions. Mr. Lustig’s research also looked into healthcare access and ergonomic considerations of public sector on-demand transportation.

Mr. Lustig has also worked as software engineer for a global financial firm, where he worked on enterprise investment and capital management applications, and for a Chicago based startup, where he developed cloud based web applications and database security protocols in a wide range of programming languages.

  • B.S.E., University of Michigan,

    Computer Science Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

  • B.S.E., University of Michigan,

    Industrial and Operations Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


  • Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications directed to robotics, cloud computing, wireless communications, artificial intelligence, and other technologies for various Fortune 500 companies.
  • Preparing and drafting office actions to advance prosecution and obtain allowances in the United States, Europe, and China.
  • Counseling individual inventors in patent drafting and patent prosecution matters.
  • Performing targeted patentability analyses for an AI startup.