Salt Lake City —Patent attorney, Brick G. Power, recently joined the law firm Durham Jones & Pinegar (DJP) as a shareholder to start an intellectual property group within the firm. Also joining the firm are two other patent attorneys, shareholder Kevin K. Johanson and associate attorney Jason P. Nixon, and additional Intellectual Property support staff.
“For years we have wanted to add patent law to our portfolio of diverse services,” says DJP managing partner Kevin Pinegar. “But we also wanted to ensure that we could offer unmatched expertise. The experience and knowledge brought by these three attorneys and staff in this area is impeccable, and we are pleased to have them build our intellectual property law group.”
Power is known for his ability to understand and protect a diverse array of technologies. He works with individual investors, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies—securing broad protection for them and assisting them in their efforts to capitalize on their intellectual property.
Among Power’s notable successes was developing the arguments that convinced the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to hold that “have made” rights are inherently included when the right to “make” is granted in patent license.
Power holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. He is licensed to practice in Utah and California, and became a licensed patent attorney by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in 1994. He is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Johanson specializes in patent prosecution, trademarks and copyright and technology law. He was a partner at Workman Nydegger, a law firm that specializes in patent prosecution. He also served as General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel at WhizBang! Labs and worked as a patent engineer at Motorola.
Johanson has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Brigham Young University, and earned his Juris Doctor from Arizona State University. Prior to becoming an attorney, Nixon worked as an electrical engineer with Orincon Sygenex Corporation. There he performed algorithm development, signal processing and network analysis. He also assisted with software design and implementation.
Nixon received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah and earned his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland.