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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Protecting Newly Bred Cannabis Strains with Plant Patents
While there have been utility patents for the extraction and use of Cannabis plants, historically, most likely due to the Plant Patent Act of 1930 being subsequent to rising regulations and public disfavor of Cannabis products at the turn of the century, there have been no Plant Variety Protections or Plant Patents granted for the strains themselves—until now.

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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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