Patent Attorney


Justin H. Cross, Esq. has a practice which focuses on the procurement and protection of intellectual property for high-tech companies and individual entrepreneurs. Justin has extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution, transactional matters, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets.

Justin has a degree in biochemistry from McDaniel College in Westminster Maryland, a Master’s in Molecular Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. Justin began his career in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries working as a patent intern at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), and as in-house counsel for NexBio, Inc. (now Ansun Biopharma), and, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Life Technologies, and Verenium (now BASF Enzymes, LLC).

Justin manages a large portfolio of trademarks for a broad range of clients, including the biotech industry, the entertainment and film industry, the fitness industry, the craft-brewing industry, the wine industry, and the marijuana and CBD industry. In addition, Justin has patent clients in the biotech and fitness industries and specializes in patentability and freedom to operate and competitive intelligence searches.

Justin’s practice focuses intellectual property strategy and client service. He strives to be always available and as efficient as possible for his clients.

Justin is a licensed patent attorney before the USPTO, and is licensed to practice law in the state of California, and Maryland.


  • J.D. University of San Diego School of Law
  • M.S. Molecular Biology, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • B.S. Biochemistry, McDaniel College

Leadership, Membership & Honors

  • CA State Bar - Attorney / Member
  • MD State Bar - Attorney / Member
  • United States Patent & Trademark Office ("USPTO") - Patent Attorney