Justin K. Powley

Justin K. Powley: Attorney with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • Associate at Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (433 Attorneys)
  • One Arizona Center, 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Justin Powley focuses his practice in intellectual property law and technology, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks. He leverages his technical background to effectively assist clients in a variety of emerging technologies and issues, such as blockchain, cybersecurity, data privacy, crowd-sourcing, drone law, open source software, and cloud computing.

Justin works with clients of all sizes to solve tough business problems, and to develop and implement practical strategies for licensing and asserting intellectual property rights. As a registered patent attorney, Justin has experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a variety of industries, including software, finance, aerospace, recreational devices, and business methods. Justin also works with clients to develop and implement website terms of use and privacy policies, perform due diligence in acquisitions and mergers, and address disclosure issues and concerns. His experience also includes drafting cease and desist letters to enforce intellectual property rights, and investigating parties in disputes or for potential infringement.

Representative Presentations and Publications

• Ninth Circuit Holds County's Advertising Restriction on 'Disparaging Material' Unconstitutional, Co-Author, SWIPLit Blog (October 3, 2018)

• Second Circuit Holds News Video Clip Search Engine Is Not Fair Use, ” Co-Author, SWIPLit Blog (February 28, 2018)

• How to Defend Against the $29 Billion Dollar Troll in the Room,” Co-Presenter, State Bar of Arizona, Intellectual Property Section (February 20, 2018)

• Blockchain Technology and Patenting Overview, Co-Presenter (November 6, 2017)

•“Supreme Court Decision Limits Post-Sale Restrictions by Patent Owners, ” Co-Author, SWIPLit Blog (May 30, 2017)

• 3D Printing and the Third Industrial Revolution, Co-Presenter, Snell & Wilmer (June 21, 2016)
• Someone Copied My Company's Website Without Permission - What Can I Do About It? Co-Author (August 11, 2016)
• Commercial Drones Set To Take Flight, Co-Author, Into the Breach ... Data Privacy and Protection Blog; Product Liability Update (June 29, 2016)
•“Businesses Take Note: The FTC Assesses Big Data Practices, ” Co-Author, Into the Breach...Data Privacy and Protection Blog (February 5, 2016)

Community Involvement

•Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
•Volunteer Lawyers Program

Other Professional Experience

•Arizona State Legislature, Legislative Council, Legal Extern (2015)
•Progressive Insurance, IT Help Desk (2010-2012)
•Colorado State University, Academic Tutor and Computer Lab Technician (2008-2010)

Related News & Events

Aug 11
Someone Copied My Company's Website Without Permission - What Can I Do About It?

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Intellectual Property and Technology
  • Blockchain and Digital Currency
  • Cybersecurity, Data Protection, and Privacy
  • Patent Prosecution and Counseling

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
University Attended:
Colorado State University, B.S., Computer Information Systems, magna cum laude, Minor: Business Administration, Dean's List, Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honors Society, 2010
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, J.D., Managing Editor, Arizona State Law Journal, Dean's Recruitment Award Scholarship, William H. Pedrick Scholar, Executive Moot Court Board, Center Scholar, Center for Law, Science and Innovation, 2015
Year of First Admission:
United States District Court, District of Arizona; Supreme Court of Arizona; Arizona; United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Memberships & Activities

•ASU Center for Law, Science and Innovation, Research Fellow


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