Jens C. Jenkins has significant experience and a deep understanding of patent drafting, patent prosecution and post-examination proceedings. Mr. Jenkins’ practice is tailored to include in-person Examiner interviews at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In-person Examiner interviews help to expedite the process for obtaining granted patents while also reducing overall prosecution costs. Having conducted over 1,000 Examiner interviews, Mr. Jenkins is one of the most experienced attorneys in the country with such a practice. This has helped Mr. Jenkins obtain patents for a variety of clients having a broad range of technologies, including computer software, computer hardware, business methods, games, complex mechanical systems, military products, survival products, and medical device technologies.

Mr. Jenkins also provides related services including client counseling, portfolio analysis, opinions, and licenses.


  • Patent and Trademark Prosecution, U.S. and international
  • Copyright Registrations
  • Appeals before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Licensing and Transactional Work
  • Client Counseling
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Patentability Opinions
  • Trademark Searches and Clearance Opinions
  • Defensive Opinions of Non-infringement and Design Around Strategies
  • Complex IP Litigation
  • Inter Partes Conflicts
  • Mediation and Arbitration


  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2000
    • Chair of Intellectual Property Law Moot Court Board
    • 1998-1999 – District of Columbia Court of Appeals, assistant to Honorable Judge John W. Kern III
  • B.S., Manufacturing Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1997


  • Utah State Bar, 2000-Present
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2000 (Reg. No. 44,803)


  • 2015 – 2017, The Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2012 – present, Co-Chair of the Recruiting Committee, Workman Nydegger
  • 2012 – present, Board of Directors, multiple terms, Workman Nydegger
  • 2005 – Present “Utah Legal Elite”, Utah Business Magazine

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Utah Food Bank
  • The Road House
  • Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA)
  • Mentor for New Lawyer Training Program (NLTP) Utah State Bar, 2016-2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Advanced Patent Prosecution, J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU), 2013-2017
  • IP Moot Court Assistant Coach, S.J. Quinney College of Law (University of Utah), 2007-2008
  • Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Assistant Scout Master 2010-2011, Scout Master 2011-2015, Troop Committee Member 2016-Present


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Boy Scouts of America (BSA)

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
  • Prosecution Best Practices Roundtable “101 Response Strategies,” Utah State Bar, October 2, 2015.
  • Presenter at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) for “Business Considerations Related to Intellectual Property.” Feb 4, 2015.
  • Presenter at the Utah State University (USU) IP Workshop for “Protecting Inventions with Real Asset Value.” Apr 10, 2014.
  • Presenter at the USU IP Workshop for “Patents versus Trade Secrets — Dealing with the New Patent Law (‘America Invents Act’).” Apr 10, 2014.
  • Prosecution Best Practices Roundtable “Unavailable Inventors-AIA Declaration Procedures,” Utah State Bar CLE, February 8, 2013.
  • Prosecution Best Practices Roundtable “The Latest 101 issues (including interpretation of processors by the PTO for system claims),” Utah State Bar CLE, August 19, 2013.
  • Co-Presenter at the Utah State Bar (USB) Intellectual Property Law Section on “The World of Business After Bilski: Practice Tips and Remedies.” May 21, 2009.
  • Presenter for the USB CLE on “Prosecution Interview Practice at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.” June 17, 2005.
  • Presentation on “Career Opportunities in Patent Law,” Murray High School, November 10, 2016.


  • Spanish