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Intellectual Property — Utah


Stoel Rives LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Hugely impressive department with a leading practice across all areas of IP, with particularly notable activity in patent prosecution and patent analysis mandates, possessing extensive expertise in the life sciences and technology sectors. Also regularly assists clients with IP litigation, as well as licensing and copyright work.

Strengths Sources say: "They are the best of the best in every aspect. I wish all of the organizations we work with were as put together as Stoel Rives."

"The Stoel Rives attorneys are very skilled and knowledgeable in all areas of US IP law," notes another client.

Work highlights Managed the global patent portfolio of Merit Medical Systems, a manufacturer of devices and therapeutics used in cardiology and radiology procedures. Matters handled include the preparation, prosecution and counsel of extensive patents, both in the USA and internationally.

Defended Chums in patent litigation in Alabama, an inter partes review before the USPTO and an appeal before the Federal Court of Appeals. The plaintiff company, Cablz, asserted claims of infringement regarding an eyewear accessory. The claims were invalidated by the USPTO, leading to dismissal of the litigation, and the appeals court affirmed the decision.

Notable practitioners

Barton Giddings provides key strategic advice for players in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields, and is widely recognized as a preeminent practitioner in the Utah market. Sources consider him to be an "exceptionally accessible and insightful" attorney.

Matthew Bethards is a growing name within the field of patent prosecution and enforcement, increasingly acting for large clients in the medical, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. He receives high praise for his work, with one source declaring: "He is the best professional we work with in any capacity. We know we are in good hands with him."

Whit Johnson has become an established player in Utah's thriving technology space. He handles patent prosecution and IP due diligence for clients a wide range of industries, including hardware, software, internet commerce and cloud computing. One client states: "He is amazing. He is very responsive and really attentive to everything we need."

Joshua Gigger is noted as an up-and-coming lawyer for his capabilities in connection with trademark branding strategies and software and technology licensing. He also handles the protection and enforcement of patents, trademarks and trade secrets. One hugely appreciative client says: "He has a gift for quickly thinking of every way a potential contract could backfire and then protecting us from the risk."

About the Team (content provided by Stoel Rives LLP)

Our Intellectual Property attorneys register, transfer and protect intellectual property rights and assets nationally and globally. Our experience spans all types of intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. We’re equally skilled at counseling businesses on how to monetize IP assets as we are at fighting infringement by competitors or defending against claims that threaten your creations and investments.

Many in the group have credentials and experience in a wide range of technical disciplines, including electrical engineering, physics, software engineering, optics, mechanical engineering, chemistry, and biology and life sciences.

We counsel clients and structure transactions involving technology and intangible assets of all types. Our litigators are deeply experienced in matters involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and related rights, and we advise clients on liability and risk allocation matters as well as represent them in all types of litigation and dispute proceedings.

Among the services the group provides are:

  • Copyright & Digital Rights
  • Patent, IP & Technology Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Technology & IP Transactions
  • Trademark & Advertising

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Rising player in the Utah market covering the full range of IP activities. Offers expertise in a wide range of technical industries, with particular experience in energy, mining and medical device technologies. Recently strengthened its prosecution and litigation capabilities with several significant lateral hires.

Strengths Many clients identify the department as a "go-to firm in Utah for patent filing."

Another source notes: "Dorsey's patent attorneys deliver high-quality work product at a very fair price."

Work highlights Engaged by US Synthetic Corporation to provide patent prosecution services regarding its innovations in oil and gas exploration drilling systems.

Acted for Brigham Young University to prosecute patents on a number of chemical and mechanical technologies.

Notable practitioners

Brett Foster holds a strong track record in high-stakes IP litigation, offering comprehensive defense of patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyright. Clients highly value his "pragmatic approach" to dispute resolution. He recently joined the firm from Holland & Hart.

Grant Foster is a highly respected authority for his abilities across the spectrum of patent prosecution and litigation matters. He is particularly experienced in patents regarding medical devices, agricultural technologies, automotive advances, athletic equipment and hunting and outdoor products. Clients consider him to be an "excellent practitioner" and note: "Grant's strengths include his ability to quickly understand the circumstances we're facing. He then breaks down the complex legal issues into something that is easy to understand." Foster recently joined the firm from Holland & Hart.

Bryan Pratt has a growing profile in the Utah IP market, being a trusted adviser on patent prosecution for an impressive range of clients, including those in medical devices, composite systems, wind tower structures and systems, and various computer technologies. One client reports: "He's been excellent. He is extremely responsive on a short deadline, and I appreciate the ability to give him a call on issues that come up." He recently joined the firm from Holland & Hart.

Marcus Simon offers a broad patent-focused practice covering litigation, portfolio management, IP due diligence and IP transactions, among other matters. Clients give him strong reviews, with one stating: "He's extremely timely and attentive and always very clear in the instructions he gives."

Tiffany Shimada is a highly-rated associate and a rising star in the Utah intellectual property space, most notably for her work on trademark and copyright matters.

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Holland & Hart LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Sophisticated IP practice with experience spanning a range of technologies and industries. Recognized for its expertise across trademark portfolio management, patent prosecution and enforcement, and issues arising from copyright, advertising, privacy and data security issues.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Horlacher is a key contact.

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Maschoff Brennan - Intellectual Property Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Growing IP boutique, increasingly active on behalf of nationally significant clients. Active in both prosecution and enforcement work, and particularly known for its litigation strength, with notable expertise in information technology. Team also comprises attorneys with experience in pharmaceutical and medical device IP matters.

Strengths Clients say of the department: "They are very quick, professional and skilled, strongly experienced and very incisive in negotiation."

Another interviewee reports: "We are extremely happy with them and would not hesitate in recommending their lawyers."

Notable practitioners

Larry Laycock is a seasoned and accomplished trial lawyer noted for his handling of complex intellectual property litigation. He has experience arguing cases concerning trade secrets, trade dress, patents and trademarks. He is praised by one market source as "the best patent trial lawyer in the city."

Eric Maschoff is a leading individual in the prosecution of patents in the computer, electronics and communications spheres. He draws from his background as a computer software and hardware engineer, and clients remark that he brings "a broad and deep base of knowledge" and "intellectual horsepower and personal attention to each matter."

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Parsons Behle & Latimer PC - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Highly regarded department with experience spanning the contentious and noncontentious sides of the practice area. Maintains a significant client base in the biotechnology, life sciences and oilfield services industries, among others. Notable for its broad geographical scope, leading cases across multiple US states. Regularly handles IP appellate work.

Work highlights Represented defendant Houweling’s Nurseries Oxnard in post-trial proceedings following an adverse jury verdict in a patent infringement litigation relating to water treatment methods for agricultural use.

Notable practitioners

David Mangum is a highly-capable defense counsel who is experienced in an array of antitrust and IP matters, notably including disputes involving mechanical, electrical and chemical products. He has particular skill in the patent litigation space.

Juliette White holds a broad and varied expertise in the Utah IP space, drawing from a history as a commercial and antitrust trial lawyer in acting for clients in patent, trademark and copyright litigation. She is also noted for her handling of noncontentious IP matters, including the filing and prosecution of domestic trademarks.

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Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C. - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Particularly recognized for its IP litigation work and deep bench of experienced practitioners who are regularly involved in high-value patent and trademark infringement cases. Noted strength in the medical technology and consumer electronics fields.

Strengths One client lauds Ray Quinney & Nebeker as "hands down the best firm I’ve ever worked with, not only professionally, but also tactically and strategically."

Work highlights Acted for Orca Health in litigation in Utah District Court, bringing a series of claims against 3D4Medical, including the misappropriation of trade secrets, patent infringement, trademark and trade dress infringement and unfair competition.

Represented Grow in defense of patent infringement claims asserted by Domo. The dispute concerned business intelligence dashboard software.

Notable practitioners

Arthur Berger is recognized in the market as a highly capable and effective IP litigator, handling disputes relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Samuel Straight is noted for his broad IP litigation practice, covering patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. Client sources appreciate his "cool and levelheaded approach."

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Thorpe, North & Western LLP - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for IP boutique with an established name in the market. Noted for its considerable expertise in patent and trademark prosecution, advising clients from a number of scientific industries. Recent lateral hires have significantly boosted its litigation capabilities.

Notable practitioners

Mark Bettilyon is well regarded by peers in the legal community for his strength as an IP litigator. He is an experienced trial lawyer and chair of the firm's litigation group.

Peter de Jonge offers a broad IP practice covering prosecution, litigation and enforcement in relation to patents and trademarks, as well as IP transactions.

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TraskBritt, PC - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Respected IP boutique that remains a noted name in the Utah market. Especially highlighted for its prosecution prowess. Attorneys are well versed in technical IP issues arising in the IT, medical device and biochemistry industries, among others.

Notable practitioners

Joseph Walkowski is identified by market commentators for his work in the patent prosecution space. He also provides litigation support in infringement disputes.

Dickson Burton is known for his handling of patent, trademark and trade secrets litigation. He receives respect in the market for his work in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical spheres.

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Workman Nydegger - Intellectual Property Department

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What the team is known for Strong boutique active across a range of IP matters. Noted for the technical background of many of its attorneys. Experience covers a variety of industries, with particularly deep expertise in technology, pharmaceuticals and engineering.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Rick Nydegger enjoys an outstanding reputation in the Utah IP Bar for his broad practice that encompasses both prosecution and litigation. One interviewee names him as "probably the most esteemed practitioner in the city."

Market sources hold Brent Lorimer in high regard, with one commentator describing him as a "very good litigator with tremendous leadership skills." He has handled patent infringement disputes relating to a diverse range of technological fields, including nano fibers, GPS technology, nutritional supplements and industrial wastewater treatment.

John Stringham is particularly noted for his handling of patent, trademark and copyright prosecution matters.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brett Foster holds a strong track record in high-stakes IP litigation, offering comprehensive defense of patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyright. Clients highly value his "pragmatic approach" to dispute resolution. He recently joined the firm from Holland & Hart.

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Grant Foster is a highly respected authority for his abilities across the spectrum of patent prosecution and litigation matters. He is particularly experienced in patents regarding medical devices, agricultural technologies, automotive advances, athletic equipment and hunting and outdoor products. Clients consider him to be an "excellent practitioner" and note: "Grant's strengths include his ability to quickly understand the circumstances we're facing. He then breaks down the complex legal issues into something that is easy to understand." Foster recently joined the firm from Holland & Hart.

^ See whole ranking table

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Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Barton Giddings provides key strategic advice for players in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields, and is widely recognized as a preeminent practitioner in the Utah market. Sources consider him to be an "exceptionally accessible and insightful" attorney.

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Workman Nydegger

From the Chambers USA guide

Founding partner Rick Nydegger enjoys an outstanding reputation in the Utah IP Bar for his broad practice that encompasses both prosecution and litigation. One interviewee names him as "probably the most esteemed practitioner in the city."

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Joseph A Walkowski

TraskBritt, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Joseph Walkowski is identified by market commentators for his work in the patent prosecution space. He also provides litigation support in infringement disputes.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Arthur Berger is recognized in the market as a highly capable and effective IP litigator, handling disputes relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Matthew Bethards is a growing name within the field of patent prosecution and enforcement, increasingly acting for large clients in the medical, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. He receives high praise for his work, with one source declaring: "He is the best professional we work with in any capacity. We know we are in good hands with him."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Thorpe, North & Western LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Bettilyon is well regarded by peers in the legal community for his strength as an IP litigator. He is an experienced trial lawyer and chair of the firm's litigation group.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Maschoff Brennan

From the Chambers USA guide

Larry Laycock is a seasoned and accomplished trial lawyer noted for his handling of complex intellectual property litigation. He has experience arguing cases concerning trade secrets, trade dress, patents and trademarks. He is praised by one market source as "the best patent trial lawyer in the city."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Workman Nydegger

From the Chambers USA guide

Market sources hold Brent Lorimer in high regard, with one commentator describing him as a "very good litigator with tremendous leadership skills." He has handled patent infringement disputes relating to a diverse range of technological fields, including nano fibers, GPS technology, nutritional supplements and industrial wastewater treatment.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Maschoff Brennan

From the Chambers USA guide

Eric Maschoff is a leading individual in the prosecution of patents in the computer, electronics and communications spheres. He draws from his background as a computer software and hardware engineer, and clients remark that he brings "a broad and deep base of knowledge" and "intellectual horsepower and personal attention to each matter."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

TraskBritt, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Dickson Burton is known for his handling of patent, trademark and trade secrets litigation. He receives respect in the market for his work in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical spheres.

^ See whole ranking table

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Edgar R Cataxinos

Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood

From the Chambers USA guide

Edgar Cataxinos of Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood offers a broad IP practice with particular strength in patent prosecution and litigation matters. Clients report that Cataxinos is an "exceptional" practitioner who is "incredible to work with."

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Thorpe, North & Western LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peter de Jonge offers a broad IP practice covering prosecution, litigation and enforcement in relation to patents and trademarks, as well as IP transactions.

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Lowenstein Sandler LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Kevin Grange of Lowenstein Sandler LLP is considered to be a "master strategist" in the drafting and prosecution of patents. He draws from a technical background in engineering to serve businesses across a variety of industries. One impressed client reports: "He's super attentive to our needs and very flexible; it's very easy to incorporate him into our workflow."

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Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Whit Johnson has become an established player in Utah's thriving technology space. He handles patent prosecution and IP due diligence for clients a wide range of industries, including hardware, software, internet commerce and cloud computing. One client states: "He is amazing. He is very responsive and really attentive to everything we need."

^ See whole ranking table

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Parsons Behle & Latimer PC

From the Chambers USA guide

David Mangum is a highly-capable defense counsel who is experienced in an array of antitrust and IP matters, notably including disputes involving mechanical, electrical and chemical products. He has particular skill in the patent litigation space.

^ See whole ranking table

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Brinks Gilson & Lione

From the Chambers USA guide

Ryan Marshall of Brinks Gilson & Lione has extensive experience in handling patent prosecution matters on behalf of clients in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biochemical and medical device industries. Sources consider him to be "incredibly smart" and "very professional."

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Bryan Pratt has a growing profile in the Utah IP market, being a trusted adviser on patent prosecution for an impressive range of clients, including those in medical devices, composite systems, wind tower structures and systems, and various computer technologies. One client reports: "He's been excellent. He is extremely responsive on a short deadline, and I appreciate the ability to give him a call on issues that come up." He recently joined the firm from Holland & Hart.

^ See whole ranking table

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marcus Simon offers a broad patent-focused practice covering litigation, portfolio management, IP due diligence and IP transactions, among other matters. Clients give him strong reviews, with one stating: "He's extremely timely and attentive and always very clear in the instructions he gives."

^ See whole ranking table

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Samuel C Straight

Ray Quinney & Nebeker P.C.

From the Chambers USA guide

Samuel Straight is noted for his broad IP litigation practice, covering patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. Client sources appreciate his "cool and levelheaded approach."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Workman Nydegger

From the Chambers USA guide

John Stringham is particularly noted for his handling of patent, trademark and copyright prosecution matters.

^ See whole ranking table

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Parsons Behle & Latimer PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Juliette White holds a broad and varied expertise in the Utah IP space, drawing from a history as a commercial and antitrust trial lawyer in acting for clients in patent, trademark and copyright litigation. She is also noted for her handling of noncontentious IP matters, including the filing and prosecution of domestic trademarks.

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Stoel Rives LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Joshua Gigger is noted as an up-and-coming lawyer for his capabilities in connection with trademark branding strategies and software and technology licensing. He also handles the protection and enforcement of patents, trademarks and trade secrets. One hugely appreciative client says: "He has a gift for quickly thinking of every way a potential contract could backfire and then protecting us from the risk."

^ See whole ranking table

Associates to watch

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Tiffany Shimada is a highly-rated associate and a rising star in the Utah intellectual property space, most notably for her work on trademark and copyright matters.

^ See whole ranking table