Justin D. Wagner



503-222-3613 | justin.wagner@margerjohnson.com


  • J.D. – University of California, Davis (2003)
  • B.S.E.E. – Northwestern University (1997)


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • State of Oregon


  • Oregon Patent Law Association (OPLA)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

With previous work experience as both an electrical engineer and a software developer in several different industries, Justin has a diverse background in many different computer-related technologies as well as practical experience in a wide variety of business management approaches. Justin leverages this broad background to effectively relate with each client’s in-house counsel and engineers in developing successful intellectual property strategies to ensure that their innovations are well-protected.

During his time at Bell+Howell, Justin developed a multi-feed page detector, designed various entry and exit sensor assemblies, and prepared several circuit board layouts for a brand-new line of high-volume document scanners. As a software developer at two of the top management consulting firms Accenture and Ernst & Young, Justin performed detailed platform assessments and implemented several types of billing and customer service systems for clients such as Kraft Foods, Iridium, Qwest, and Allied Riser Communications.

Justin’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, primarily in various types of computer, hardware, and software-related arts. Justin has extensive experience with patent prosecution in areas of hardware (such as electrical systems, devices, and components) and software (particularly enterprise software). Justin also advises clients on matters such as patentability, validity, and infringement.

Justin greatly enjoys working for high-tech leaders pursuing cutting-edge technologies such as Intel, Oracle, and Pixelworks. Justin has previously procured many patents for sophisticated clients such as Microsoft, Mentor Graphics, and Server Technology. Justin strives to provide his clients with high-quality work product, valuable guidance, and personal attention.

Justin values the time he is able to spend with family and friends. He particularly enjoys running and has been known from time to time to be an aspiring movie critic.