Justin Brask, Ph.D.


Industry focus

Every inventor needs an advocate to help turn their creation into an intellectual ‎property asset. As a former inventor and now established patent attorney, I believe that ‎I thoroughly understand the importance and sensitivity of this process.‎

How I represent clients at Schwabe

I help clients navigate intellectual property ‎challenges by providing them with a broad range of ‎patent-related services. My 18 years of legal ‎experience includes patent analysis, preparation, and ‎prosecution of patent applications, patent ‎reexaminations, and conducting product clearances.‎

I also provide counseling on patent strategies for ‎U.S. and foreign jurisdictions and have worked on ‎semiconductor processing and packaging, chemistry, ‎applied physics, mechanical arts, electronics, green ‎technologies, Internet technologies, and computer ‎technologies.‎

Prior to attending law school, I conducted research in the ‎Components Research division of Intel Corporation. As a ‎researcher, I was awarded over 190 U.S. patents and published more than ‎‎20 peer-reviewed academic journal articles on topics ranging from ‎the chemical arts to the electrical arts. I was recognized as the ‎Intel Oregon inventor of the year in 2003, 2004, and 2005 for having the ‎most patents filed in each of those years.‎

I received the 2003 Intel Achievement Award for developing the world’s ‎first high-k/metal gate CMOS transistor with record-‎setting performance.


  • Lewis & Clark, Law School, Juris Doctor degree
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • University of Calgary, Ph.D., Chemistry, Bachelor of Science, Chemistry and Pure Mathematics


  • Oregon State Courts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals (2019-2020)
  • Lewis and Clark College, Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird IP Scholarship
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • University of Calgary, Killam Doctoral Fellowship and NSERC Doctoral Fellowship

Outside Interests

Enjoying the surf with my son.

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