Overview

John C. Stringham is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Utah Supreme Court. His practice includes all facets of intellectual property law with an emphasis on the preparation and prosecution of patent, trademark, and copyright applications in the U.S. and foreign countries. Mr. Stringham also engages in the preparation of licensing, publishing, and other agreements related to intellectual property as well as opinions regarding infringement, validity, and availability of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He also engages in inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and due diligence investigations regarding intellectual property portfolios. Mr. Stringham’s practice has included experience with a number of technologies including computer software/internet, business methods, medical device and biomedical technologies, and general mechanical systems. Mr. Stringham has worked with multiple companies from start-up through billion dollar valuations and has been intimately involved in developing IP strategy and associated portfolios for those companies. He has worked with numerous companies through IPO and after.

Experience

Experience
  • Sinclair Oil Corp. v. Kendrick, 85 USPQ2d 1032 (TTAB 2007)
  • U.S. and International Prosecution of IP
  • U.S. and International Patent Prosecution
  • U.S. and International Trademark Prosecution
  • U.S. Copyright Registrations
  • IP Due Diligence
  • Licensing and Publishing Agreements
  • IP Transactions and Financing
  • Transfer of Domains and Related Transactional Agreements
  • ICANN Proceedings and Enforcement regarding Domain Disputes
  • Transfer of IP Addresses Under ARIN and Related Transactional Agreements
  • Inter Partes Conflicts before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Court-appointed mediator for the United States District Court for the District of Utah

Education

Education
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1989
  • B.S., University of Utah, 1986
    • Mortar Board
    • Beehive Honor Society
    • Skull and Bones Honor Society
    • William Myrick/Valley Bank & Trust Scholarship

Admissions

Admissions
  • Utah State Bar
  • Washington, D.C. Bar
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Salt Lake County Bar
  • American Bar Association

Achievements

Achievements
  • 2014 – 2018, The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Top Attorneys in the Mountain States, Salt Lake Magazine
  • “Utah Legal Elite”, Utah Business Magazine
  • Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property, Chambers USA
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Inducted as a member into Continental Who’s Who
  • Served as Adjunct Faculty of Brigham Young University’s, J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • “AV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • 2015-2017, Trustee, Utah Technology Council
  • 2014-2015, Secretary, Board of Directors, Alta Club
  • 2013-2014, Adult Leader, Youth Making a Difference (YMAD), Operation Nishtha (India)
  • 2012-2016, Board of Directors, Salt Lake City Police Foundation
  • 2005-Present, Reviewer, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program
  • 2001-2007, Board of Trustees, Pioneer Theatre Company
  • 1999-2000, Chair, Intellectual Property Section of the Utah Bar Association
  • 1988-1999, Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Section of the Utah Bar Association
  • Executive Committee of the Copyright Law Section and as Chairman of the Copyright Transactional Issues Subcommittee

Memberships

Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Utah Technology Council (UTC)
  • David K. Winder Intellectual Property Inn of Court (Master 2015 – Present)

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
  • 2017, “Trademarks for Educational Institutions,” BYU Copyright Symposium
  • 2016, “IP Issues in Financial Transactions: Knowing the End from the Beginning”, Utah State Bar
  • 2016, Participant and Organizer, Utah IP Section, Patent Prosecution Boot Camp
  • 2011-Present, Guest Lecturer, IP Survey- Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah
  • 2015, “Technology Commercialization Issues at Institutions of Higher Education”, Utah State Bar
  • 2015, “Trademark Survey”, Salt Lake Community College
  • 2011- Present, Guest Lecturer, Intellectual Property Overview, BioInnovate Graduate Program, University of Utah
  • 2014, Panelist, “Intellectually Right or Intellectually Wrong: A Panel Discussion on the Benefits and Social Costs of Intellectual Property,” Weber State University
  • 2013, “Trademarks and Trademark Licensing”, Utah State Bar, Business Law Section
  • 2013, “The New Micro Entity: A Brief Summary”, University of Utah
  • 2011, “The America Invents Act 2011, What Do You Need to Know”, University of Utah
  • 2011, “SABIT”, Panelist, Special America Business Internship Training
  • 2009, “Continuation-in-Part and Design Patents”, University of Utah
  • 2005, “Intellectual Property and the Employee”, Utah State Bar
  • 2005, “Copyrights Consideration in New Business”, Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge
  • 2004, “Digital Millennium Copyright Act”, Utah State Bar
  • 2000, “Seven Deadly Sins (of Intellectual Property)”, Utah State Bar
  • 2000, “IP Issues in Cyberspace”, Utah State Bar

Sue Held

Experience

  • 13 years at Workman Nydegger
  • 20+ years legal experience

Education

  • Business College

Contact Information
Email sheld@wnlaw.com
Phone 801-533-9800

Rachelle L. Turner, CP

Experience

  • Prosecution Paralegal for U.S. and Foreign Patents and Trademarks

Education

  • Certified Paralegal, National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., 2011
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Paralegal Studies, Utah Valley University, 2010
  • B.A., Visual Arts and Design, Communications minor, Brigham Young University, 2000
  • P.A., Interior Design, A.A.S., Arts and Science, Ricks College (now Brigham Young University-Idaho), 1999

Contact Information
Email  rturner@wnlaw.com
Phone  801-533-9800

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