Justin is a registered patent attorney with a background in chemical engineering. He drafts and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications for clients in a variety of industries, including the life sciences, medtech, pharmaceuticals, clean tech, energy and sustainability, manufacturing, LED and lighting design, and mechanical devices.
Justin also conducts patent searches and drafts invalidity/infringement and patentability opinions, assesses risks associated with freedom to operate issues, prepares landscape analyses and competitive intelligence reports, and identifies whitespace opportunities. His work also includes performing due diligence on third-party intellectual property, reviewing and drafting IP provisions of transactional and licensing agreements, and supporting patent litigation, inter partes review, and interference matters. He maintains an active pro bono practice that advises clients on all forms of intellectual property protection.
Prior to joining Mintz, Justin was an associate in the San Diego and Boston offices of a large, international law firm. He also worked as intellectual property counsel for a manufacturing company that produces optical films and photovoltaic lenses. In addition, he has taught executive-MBA class sessions on protecting intellectual property and counsels startup companies at San Diego State University.
Justin began his professional career as a process engineer and has worked extensively in manufacturing environments before becoming a patent attorney. He has experience patenting technologies including drug delivery polymers, biodegradable polymers, polymer processing, inorganic catalysts, nutraceuticals, syringes, endoscopes, laparoscopic staplers, medical devices, lithium-ion batteries, ultracapacitors, electronic devices, led lighting, engineered fuels, graphene composites, liquid-impregnated surfaces, microtrenching equipment, rotary/linear actuators, basalt fibers, cloud services, and variable data printing.
- University of Connecticut (JD)
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (BS, Chemical Engineering, cum laude)