Justin K. Flanagan

Justin Flanagan is a registered patent attorney who helps technology companies protect their intellectual property (IP) through patent procurement, licensing, and litigation. He has more than ten years of experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the United States and foreign countries. Justin also has significant monetization and licensing experience ranging from drafting basic patent assignments and trademark licenses to negotiating complex FRAND licenses between standard-setting organizations and Fortune 500 companies.

Justin’s litigation experience includes several multimillion-dollar patent infringement lawsuits, inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the USPTO, trade secret disputes, and electrical construction defects in data centers. His practice also encompasses due diligence investigations, product clearance analysis, non-infringement opinions, and invalidity opinions. Justin has been repeatedly selected by his peers as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the category of Intellectual Property (Utah Business Magazine).




  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2011; Federal Circuit Bar Journal

  • Brigham Young University, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2008



Patent Procurement


  • Personally prepared, prosecuted, and obtained hundreds of patents in the United States and foreign countries for diverse clients and technologies, including consumer electronic devices, 3D-Printers, blockchain technologies, metamaterials, nanotubes, nanofabrication, healthcare, user interfaces, robotics, wireless power transfer, MIMO, synthetic aperture radar, signal processing, ultrasound, radiography, payment processing, semiconductor devices, power distribution and monitoring, energy storage, and electrical infrastructure design.

  • From startup to Fortune 500, Justin has worked with first-time inventors and chief intellectual property officers alike to ensure that patent prosecution strategies are aligned with business objectives.  Justin currently helps manage more than a dozen patent portfolios ranging from just a few pending U.S. patent applications to several hundred worldwide granted patents and pending applications.


Patent Licensing and Monetization


  • Patent licenses and sales between startups and university technology transfer offices.

  • Trademark licenses.

  • Pre-litigation counseling for strategic patent procurement.

  • General IP licensing, non-disclosure agreements, employee and independent contract assignment agreements.




  • Defended multiple clients over the years accused of patent infringement relating to consumer electronic devices, electrical power adaptors, electro-optical devices, ultrasound devices, mechanical bearings, payment processing systems, and software applications.

  • Prepared and filed inter parte reviews in response to patent infringement lawsuits.

  • Represented a client in a highly technical construction defect litigation involving an electrical distribution system in a data center.


Current and Past Activities

  • Mentor, Wayne Brown Institute

  • Participant, David K. Winder American Inns of Court (Intellectual Property)

  • Liaison, Utah Innovation Awards Program

  • Member, Utah State Bar, Intellectual Property Section



  • Presenter, Utah Entrepreneur Challenge, 2011-2014



  • State Bar of Utah

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Direct: 801.368.2405
Fax: 801.935.4936
Email: jkf@phillipswinchester.com