About us

Marger Johnson is an intellectual property law firm based in Portland, Oregon that uses its collective and vast expertise to help its clients’ ideas flourish and be safeguarded. We are a forward-thinking boutique law firm specializing in IP development and protection, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and litigation. For 30 years, we have served our clients, from startups to multinational corporations, with tailored and actionable advice to help them nurture, patent and defend their ideas.

Our attorneys come with varied and well-rounded backgrounds as engineers or former in-house counsel at well-known corporations such as Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, Micron Technologies, Sharp Labs America, and Louisiana Pacific. Their focus on client success runs through all phases of IP, for a wide array of industries. This variety of expertise and broad spectrum of business viewpoints combined with strong client partnerships and staff support has helped earn us a reputation as one of the very best IP law firms in the Northwest.


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Kevin Ross Shares Insight on Patents in Lawyer Monthly
Nobody better to turn to than Marger Johnson’s Kevin Ross when looking for an opinion on the IP Industry. Catch his feature here to read his take on the Court’s decision regarding Alice and what steps companies can take to strategically grow their patent portfolio.

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Julie Reed featured in Lawyer Monthly
Marger Johnson President, Julie Reed, was recently featured in Lawyer Monthly! Check out her Q & A here to read her thoughts on the US patent legal environment and how the industry has evolved over the past 20+ years.    

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