Justin is an intellectual property attorney focused on bringing practical and value laden solutions to clients with intellectual property needs. He assists clients in all areas of intellectual property, including patenting inventions, litigating infringement disputes, negotiating intellectual property agreements, advising on trademarks, copyrights, and trade secret protection, and assisting with open source software licensing.
Justin’s clients include start-up companies and individuals, as well as more mature organizations. He works with each client to develop an intellectual property strategy tailored to their specific needs, focusing on intellectual property identification and acquisition strategies for those newer to IP and robust global protection strategies for others. In all cases, Justin uses his prior business management and consulting experience to help clients identify and pursue the most cost-effective solution to their intellectual property needs. He also helps reduce the uncertainty associated with development and protection of intellectual property and has created several fix-fee packages to help clients to get started on and to maintain an IP program that fits their budget and provides cost certainty.
Justin’s patent work experience spans several technological disciplines, including alternative energy, clean technology, electrochemical, electromechanical devices and processes, chemical processes, nutraceuticals, power electronics design and monitoring, mechanical devices and processes, hydrocarbon refining processes, and computer hardware and software. Justin also proactively assists clients in development of global IP strategies and patent portfolio development.
Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked at a prominent Burlington, Vermont law firm as an intellectual property attorney. Prior to law school, Justin worked for Independent Project Analysis, Inc. as a project management and implementation analyst for the oil and chemical industries and for McMaster-Carr Supply Company as an operations manager.
Justin grew up on a farm in South Dakota and at the age of 13 began his migration east, first settling in Ohio, then Michigan, back to Ohio, and then for a brief stint in Washington, DC before settling down with his family in Vermont. Justin has two great kids, a supportive, smart, and inspirational wife, and a dog that’s not as bright as he’d like her to be, but she’s friendly enough.
Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee (former chair)
NEWS, PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
“Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights: A Methodology for Understanding the Enforcement Problem in China,” Pierce Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2010
Patent Opinions: Purpose and Strategy, Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC’s Briefly SpeakingIntellectual Property Law Seminar Series, August 2011
Thought and Expression in a Changing World, Panelist, American Civil Liberties Union Conference, June 2009
Improving the Return for Small Project Systems, (co-presenter), Independent Project Analysis, Inc.’s Industry Benchmarking Conference, 2005
Justin McCabe was quoted in an Ars Technica article about lawsuits against patent-wielding “scanner trolls.”
Justin McCabe wrote an article for Business Insider about the Vermont attorney general patent troll lawsuit.
Justin McCabe reviewed the Vermont lawsuit against patent troll MPHJ for Intellectual Property Magazine.
Justin McCabe was quoted in Patently-O about patent law reform in Vermont.
Justin McCabe spoke with the Bennington Banner about the new Vermont law against false patent claims.
Justin was quoted in a Pittsburg Post-Gazette article on patent law changes.
Justin McCabe was quoted in the Forbes article: Trademarking 101: 9 Red Flags Before Naming Your Startup.
Justin McCabe answered questions on Boston.com about how the new patent laws impact inventors.
Justin McCabe published an article in the Burlington Free Press about the new patent law and changes to determination of prior art.
- Justin McCabe Presenting at 138th VBA Meeting
- Duty of Disclosure: Apple and the USPTO
- Patents and Preliminary Injunctions – Federal Circuit Continues Giveaways to Big Business
- Claiming Biodegradablility or Compostability – Patents, Labeling, and the FTC
- Vermont Continues To Lead In Patent Innovations
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