Justin P. Clark


Justin is an intellectual property and information technology attorney who focuses his practice on technology transactions, intellectual property licensing, and data security and privacy. He uses his experience to review, draft, and negotiate numerous IP and IT contracts and advises clients with regard to data security and privacy laws. He also assists clients with federal and international trademark prosecutions and portfolio management. Justin is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Education & Admissions


  • Otterbein College

    (B.A., 2005)

  • Bowling Green State University

    (M.Ed., 2009)

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

    (J.D., summa cum laude, 2015)

    Articles Editor, Cleveland State Law Review


  • State of Ohio



  • Drafts and negotiates complex technology and intellectual property agreements on behalf of public and private companies, including: in-bound and out-bound strategic license agreements; end user license agreements; software-as-a-service (SaaS), cloud service, consulting, and other service agreements; website terms of service; support and maintenance agreements; service level agreements; evaluation and beta license agreements; OEM, reseller, and distribution agreements; and open source licenses.
  • Counsels buyers and vendors in the acquisition or commercialization of intellectual property, technology, products and services.
  • Advises clients regarding compliance with data security and privacy laws, drafts and implements privacy, data handling, and security policies that comply with federal and state rules, and assists with incident response and mitigation.
  • Represented a national home appliance company in connection with its development and negotiation of highly sophisticated contracts with the company’s air, ocean, surface, and warehousing providers both nationally and internationally.

Publications & Presentations

Client Alerts


  • “Sunny Skies or Thunderstorms? A guide to cloud solutions for movers,” Direction Magazine (March-April 2018)
  • “Know Before You Grow: Proprietary Transportation Systems and Open Source Software Risk,” InterConnect Newsletter (December 2017)
  • “Ohio Proposes Act to Incentivize Consumer Data Security,” Client Bulletins (November 2017)
  • “Beyond Care, Custody, and Control: Data Security Best Practices for the Transportation and Logistics Sector,” Interconnect Newsletter (September 2017)
  • “Data Breach Exposing 143 Million Americans’ Personal Information Hits Equifax,” Client Bulletins (September 2017)
  • “Patent Trolls vs. Transportation Companies: Contract Tips to Help Avoid Paying the Toll,” Direction Magazine (September 2017)
  • “Between the Clouds: Best Practices for Selecting Hosted Solutions in the Transportation and Logistics Industry,” Interconnect Newsletter (June 2017)
  • “EU Data Protection Law Subjects U.S.-Based Companies to Potentially Substantial Penalties,” Client Bulletins (February 2017)
  • “Choosing Between Bonded Warehouses and Foreign Trade Zones,” Interconnect Newsletter (Winter 2017)
  • “Carmack to the Rescue – Federal Law Protects Mover in Storage-in-Transit Lawsuit,” Direction Magazine (November 2016)
  • “Carmack Preemption and Separate Contracts for Storage Services,” Interconnect Newsletter (September 2016)
  • “Obama Signs New Federal GMO Labeling Law,” Client Bulletins (August 2016)
  • “The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016,” Client Bulletins (June 2016)


  • “Acquiring and Protecting Your Intellectual Property,” Boost Your Biopharma and Medical Technology IQ and Accelerate Your Commercial Success, CSSi/Ulmer/BioEnterprise Seminar (May 2019)



  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals