Grüneberg and Myers


Dr. Benjamin Vastine



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Dr. Benjamin Vastine is a patent attorney with many years of experience in chemical patent prosecution. 

During Dr. Vastine’s career, he has represented clients from across the globe before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, successfully prosecuting patent applications from filing to allowance.  He emphasizes compact prosecution to obtain meaningful patent coverage for the client’s inventions, allowing for an economic practice.  Through his experience, he has demonstrated his ability to navigate clients through the complex U.S. patent system and avoid time-consuming and cost-inflating outcomes.

Dr. Vastine also has substantial experience in drafting new applications, placing an emphasis on working closely with inventors to assist in identifying patentable points of novelty during the drafting process.  As an experienced chemical researcher during his undergraduate and graduate experiences at Virginia Tech and Texas A&M, respectively, he understands the process of developing new and cutting edge chemical technologies.He is thus uniquely suited to take an inventor’s technical disclosure and translate the disclosure into a patent disclosure.

During his Ph.D. studies at Texas A&M University, Dr. Vastine researched under Michael B. Hall, Davidson Chair in Science.  His research focused on theoretical studies of metal-mediated pathways, where he published four first-author papers in this field. Dr. Vastine’s chemical research experience began at Virginia Tech, where he studied thin polymeric films under Professor Alan R. Esker.  He participated in two summer undergraduate research programs while at Virginia Tech, and he received a reward from the Virginia Tech chemistry department for his research. 



University of Baltimore School of Law

Texas A&M University
Ph.D., Chemistry

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S., Chemistry

Admissions and Registrations

• Virginia
• U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Activities & Affiliations

• American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)