Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Josué A. Villalta
I enjoy assisting my clients with developing and implementing strategies for protecting their inventions.

Josué A. Villalta


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of California - Hastings College of Law
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Santa Barbara

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Profile 

Josué A. Villalta focuses on patent protection, including patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, IP due diligence and general counseling on infringement issues. He represents clients in a wide range of technologies, including medical devices. 

Before joining the firm, Josué was a senior mechanical engineer with General Electric's Power Generation division, where he performed heat transfer and fluid dynamics analyses of commercial nuclear power plants under transient operating conditions.

Josué joined the firm in 2002 and became a partner in 2008.


  • University of California - Hastings College of Law (J.D. 2002), Managing Editor - Communications & Entertainment Law Journal (2001-2002)
  • Stanford University (M.S. Mechanical Engineering 1991)
  • University of California - Santa Barbara (B.S. Mechanical Engineering 1990), Dean's Honor List
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