SALT LAKE CITY – Durham Jones & Pinegar, one of Utah’s largest law firms, has created an Intellectual Property Law Section. The practice section is chaired by shareholder Kevin Johanson.
The firm added its first intellectual property attorneys to its practice only 18 months ago. In that time, the firm’s group has grown rapidly to include eight attorneys and a full-time paralegal dedicated to patent prosecution, trademark and copyright law, technology transfers and licensing, and related litigation.
Shareholders include: Kevin K. Johanson (chairman); J. Mark Gibb; Tadiana W. Jones; Brick G. Power; and Clinton E. Duke. Associates in the section are: Jason P. Nixon; Colby C. Nuttall; and Jeffrey A. Stephens.
The most recent addition to the section, Stephens (Harvard Law School, 2007), joins the firm directly from a clerkship with the Honorable Pauline Newman of the the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. Stephens is a registered patent attorney, and his practice will focus on patent infringement litigation and other disputes involving trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and unfair business practices.
Representative Intellectual Property clients of the firm include Fortune 500 companies, and other small and large local and national companies such as ASUS Tek, Icon Health & Fitness and ZAGG Inc.