Benjamin A. Vastine is an associate in the firm’s Chemical Patent Prosecution practice group. He prosecutes patent applications for major multinational corporations in a wide range of technologies including catalysts, coatings, glass products, inorganic and organic chemistry, metallurgy, nanotechnology, plastics, polymers, semiconductors, textiles, and toners. He is experienced in stages of patent prosecution from the drafting of application to allowance.

Dr. Vastine has a diverse research experience. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Vastine completed his doctoral studies at Texas A&M University, where he investigated metal-mediated C-H bond activation and hydrogen transfer reactions related to petrochemical processes and alternative forms of energy. He also has experience in material science, forming thin polymer films and using a wide array of analytical techniques to characterize these films.


  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D.)
  • Texas A&M University (Ph.D.)
    • Chemistry
  • Virginia Tech (B.S.)
    • Chemistry


  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)