June Cohan, J.D.

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Legal Advisor at U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and Faculty member, Paralegal Studies Program
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Areas of Expertise

  • Patents
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Copyright Law
  • Trademarks

June Cohan, J.D., is an intellectual property attorney with extensive experience in the private and public sectors. She currently works as a Legal Advisor at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

Prior to joining the USPTO, her practice included litigation of patent infringement and Section 337 actions in the federal courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as patent and trademark prosecution, opinions, and client counseling in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and software areas.

She is a frequent public speaker, and has authored legal publications on topics including licensing, patent validity, intellectual property litigation and administrative proceedings, encryption regulation and copyright law.

She also teaches a graduate seminar on intellectual property law, including copyrights, trademarks, and patents in the Paralegal Studies Program at The George Washington University.


  • J.D., Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., Biology, University of Virginia

Classes Taught

  • Intellectual Property