Johanna P. Schwartz, Ph.D.


Portland Office



Johanna has experience counseling clients in a number of areas of intellectual property including patent prosecution, licensing, and clearance and patentability assessments.

As a member of the firm’s chemical patent group, Johanna’s practice focuses on preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications in a range of technical areas. Johanna specializes in the fields of organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, and has extensive experience with small molecules, organic synthesis, dosage formulations, polymer chemistry, and methodology development. She also has experience in the areas of food science, energy storage devices, and materials chemistry.

Active in the Portland legal community, Johanna mentors first-year law students at the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College and is a member of the Portland Chapter of the International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms (INBLF). She is also the current Chair of Klarquist’s Administrative Services Committee and an active member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Johanna joined Klarquist as a summer associate and law clerk in 2010. She was promoted to associate in 2012 and joined the partnership in 2020.

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