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Paul Benjamin Johnson

Patent application Attorney at Sandy, UT

5.0   5 reviews

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Practice areas

Paul Johnson has been practicing before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) since 2006 and is also licensed in Utah and Arizona.  Because of the federal nature of intellectual property law Paul can assist clients in all states with patent examination and registration, federal trademark examination and registration, and federal copyright examination and registration.  Through a network of foreign counsel Paul can also assist clients with patent, trademark, and copyright matters in any foreign country and can manage your global intellectual property portfolio.

Paul is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and relocated to Salt Lake City in 2015. He is a three-time graduate of Arizona State University, receiving his BSE and MSE in materials science engineering and then his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU, where he graduated cum laude. During law school, he served as an articles editor for Jurimetrics: the Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, reviewing articles to determine their potential for publication and guiding authors through necessary revisions. He was a Pedrick Scholar, received an academic scholarship, was a recipient of the Law Science & Technology Certificate in intellectual property, and was a two-time CALI Award recipient for the highest grades in Patent Law and Public International Law.

Prior to beginning law school, Paul worked at Honeywell International and at Able Engineering and Component Services, both in roles working on aftermarket repair of aircraft engine components. He passed the patent bar exam during his first month of law school and began working soon thereafter as a patent agent until close to his graduation from law school. After law school he served as a postgraduate fellow for ASU’s Innovation Advancement Program supervising law, engineering, and business students in providing local entrepreneurs with reduced rate business and legal services. He also served as a research associate under Dean Paul S. Berman of the ASU law school assisting in the preparation of an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court and with various other journal articles and memoranda.  From 2010-2016 Paul practiced intellectual property law at an Arizona-based law firm.

Paul assists clients with U.S. patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution; management of international patent and trademark prosecution; intellectual property contracts, assignments, and licensing; patentability and trademark registrability opinions; patent and trademark infringement analyses and early stage strategy; Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) processes to protect trademark owners from those trying to register confusingly similar domain names; and other intellectual property related matters.

Paul has drafted patents in the areas of mechanical engineering (including very simple to very complex mechanical devices), materials science, cosmetic devices and various consumer goods, semiconductor devices/packages and processes, integrated circuits, computer science, optics, business methods, software (including smart device apps and database software), biotechnology, weapons systems, electronics, and many others.

Paul has worked with clients in Utah in and around the Salt Lake City south to the Utah Valley and north to the Ogden area. Due to the federal nature of patent and trademark, law, Paul has several clients in other states as well.

Paul became fluent in Spanish from a two-year mission he served in Argentina after high school.

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Licensed for 13 years
State UT
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/08/2022
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 09/18/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Office of Paul B. Johnson
8483 S 1275 E
Sandy, UT, 84094


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Posted by Peter | November 1, 2017
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Multiple High Technology Patent Applications
Paul has acted as my firms intellectual property attorney for the past five years. He has successfully filed and prosecuted several patents, and all of those patents have been issued in the area of microelectronics. My firm's work is focused on advanced technology and Paul's advanced degrees in engineering prove highly valuable during description, and draft of claims. Paul is very familiar with intellectual property law, and has helped our firm navigate through several filings. We depend on Paul for all our legal intellectual property needs with utmost confidence.
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Posted by Justin Whittaker | March 25, 2017
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Two trademark applications with two different companies
I keep coming back to Paul because he's good at what he does. I worked with him at one of my companies to file a trademark application and I'm currently working with him on another trademark application and couldn't be happier with the professionalism, thoroughness and good counsel and work he does. I'd recommend Paul to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2017
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Provisional Patent
Paul has been very professional and extremely responsive whenever required.
Posted by Bill | December 8, 2016
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Paul Johnson Review
I've been working with Paul on a patent application for 6 - 7 months. He is response, knowledgeable and I fill "takin care of" as we work together through this daunting process. I especially like his fixed fee structure. No fee surprises. I would recommend him as a patent attorney.
Posted by Matthew | December 2, 2016
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Great Service, Terrific Attorney
Paul has been a terrific help to us with trademark issues. We have been developing a new brand and brand identity, and Paul was able to help us navigate the legal issues, and protect the dollars we have invested in this effort.


  • Hourly Rates $ 150-150 per hour
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Paul B. Johnson
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney / Of Counsel
  • Adam R. Stephenson, LTD
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Patent Agent
  • Booth Udall, PLC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Patent Agent
  • The Noblitt Group PLC
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Arizona State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2005
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • MOMMY ROBOT (Trademark)
  • Issued Trademark
  • SHATTER ME (Copyright)
  • Issued Copyright
  • Game Systems and Related Methods (Patent)
  • Issued Patent
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  • National Association of Patent Practitioners
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English


  • Top Pro 2020
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  • 2020
  • Top Pro 2018
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  • 2018

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Intellectual property Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Paul for over a year. He is very knowledgeable in the fields of patent, trademark, and copyright law. He prepares excellent patent applications and works hard for his client to get the patents granted through the prosecution process. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for mechanical, electrical, chemical inventions and inventions in other various arts. He trained me in performing trademark screening searches and was instrumental in testing a new trademark screening search platform. I highly recommend Paul to anyone looking for an intellectual property attorney."
Intellectual property Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an exceptional lawyer. In our firm we often have clients who need assistance with trademark or other intellectual property matters; Paul is the first name we give them. He has provided great advice and assisted our clients in a very knowledgeable and professional way."
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Sandy Patent application Lawyer Paul Benjamin Johnson
Paul Benjamin Johnson
Patent application Attorney
Sandy, UT
Licensed for 13 years