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Eugene I. Masters

Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Dr. Masters is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property section. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in life sciences, chemistry, biotechnology, and molecular diagnostics, though his practice includes other aspects of intellectual property such as trademarks, copyrights and design patents.

With a background in chemistry and biochemistry as well as experience in technology transfer, Dr. Masters brings a highly skilled perspective to intellectual property legal services.

Dr. Masters' doctoral research focused on protein degradation in the cell by the proteasome complex, which led to the first three-dimensional structures of the proteasome in complex with activator complexes. As a postdoctoral researcher, he applied his training in protein x-ray crystallography to study Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of the disease tuberculosis. During law school, he worked as a patent clerk at a Salt Lake City-based molecular diagnostics company.


  • Patent clerk at a Salt Lake City-based molecular diagnostics company.
  • Technology Commercialization Office (now reorganized as Technology Venture Commercialization), University of Utah.
  • The UAB Research Foundation, technology transfer and commercialization office for University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Medicinal Chemistry Department, Southern Research Institute.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Utah, Biochemistry Department.
  • Adjunct Faculty, Lab Instructor, Salt Lake Community College.
  • Lab Technician/Specialist, University of Utah, Biochemistry Department.


Practice areas


Brigham Young University, J.D., 2014

University of Utah, Ph.D., Biochemistry, 2008

Arizona State University, B.S., Chemistry, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Utah State Bar, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, 2014
  • Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2014


American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Intellectual Property Law Association

J. Reuben Clark Law Society