INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LITIGATION 
Patent and trademark infringement litigation can be costly.  If not handled properly, litigants to intellectual property infringment cases may face judgments of millions of dollars and permanent injunctions preventing them from manufacturing, importing, retailing and/or marketing all of their products or services.  If you have been sued in the courts or tribunals of the U.S. Government for patent infringement, let our intellectual property attorneys help you.  We provide expedicious, cost-effective representation to all of our clients, no matter where in the world you may be located.
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PATENT INFRINGEMENT LITIGATION
 
TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT LITIGATION 

   
Patent litigation frequently involves complex technical issues.  If you have been accused of patent infringement, even minor differences between your products or services and those of your opponent in the litigation may overcome infringement claims.  At Rinehart Fetzer Simonsen & Booth, we work with a field of intellectual property specialists who can search prior art in the U.S. and abroad, and seek to invalidate patents asserted against you.  We can serve as local counsel for out-of-state firms needs pro hac vice admission into the State of Utah, and employ a number of strategies to defend rights in patent infringment lawsuits, from reexamination proceedings to antitrust counterclaims.
 
Your tradename may be protected by common law trademark rights, even if you have never registered it as a trademark or service mark before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or other authorities.  Trademark issues and accusations of trademark infringement are increasingly arising from online disputes between website owners.  Even if your website or domain name incorporate the trademark of another, you may still have rights to use that website if the mark is descriptive, generic, or the domain name registration predates the accural of trademark rights.  If you are being sued for trademark infringement in the State of Utah, please contact us for a free consultation.  If you need to initiate a trademark infringement lawsuit, we may also be able to help you do U.S. District Court of the District of Utah.
     
     
COPYRIGHT LITIGATION
 
TRADE SECRET LITIGATION
Copyrights can be worth millions of dollars, and protect written materials such as books, music, pictures, and other two-dimensional representations.  Both common law copyrights and registered copyrights exist.  If you have accused of copyright infringment, or need to seek relief in court against another who has committed it, please contact our offices.
 
Even if you have not patented them, ideas, methods of conducted business, customer lists, product specifications and the like may constitute trade secrets which are proprietary to your company.  We may be able to help you enforce your rights against others who have stolen, or missappropriated, these trade secrets.  Please contact us for a free consultation.
     
 STEVEN RINEHART
Utah Patent LitigatorSteven Rinehart is a registered Utah patent attorney.  Mr. Rinehart has litigated patent and  trademark infringement cases before U.S. District Courts, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the National Arbitration Forum (NAF) and other authorities.  Mr. Rinehart graduated from BYU in 2000, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah in 2003.
Telephone (U.S.): 888-941-9933
Facsimilie No. (U.S.): 801-665-1292
Mobile Telephone No. (U.S.): 801-347-5173
Email: steve@uspatentlaw.us
Physical Address: 110 S. Regent St., Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
 GREGORY SIMONSEN
Greg Simonsen has maintained a full-time litigation practice for 25 years.  Mr. Simonsen has a B.S. from the University of Utah where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1982. He earned his J.D. degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1985 where he was a member of the Utah Law Review.  Mr. Simonsen is admitted in Utah, Wyoming and the US Supreme Court.
Telephone (U.S.): 888-941-9933
Facsimilie No. (U.S.): 801-328-0269
Mobile Telephone No. (U.S.): 801-808-8941
Email: greg@mountainwestlaw.com  
Physical Address: 50 West Broadway, Suite 1200
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Patent Litigation
PATENT LITIGATION RATES: General Patent Litigation (Basic): $160/hr General Patent Litigation (Complex): $190/hr
Utah Patent LitigationPatent litigation can be very stressful and expensive. It is often difficult for non-patent attorneys to determine whether or not a patent is being infringed. Microsoft, Apple Computer, Sun Microsystems, Medtronic, Research in Motion and Nintendo are just a few of the companies that have settled patent infringement disputes for hundreds of millions of dollars. Toshiba paid a $425 million judgment to Lexar for violating trade secrets. Pfizer's patents for Viagra were ruled invalid in China and Microsoft faces similar concerns over its Office product in South Korea.  Western IP can help you determine whether or not a competitor, importer, or manufacturer is infringing your patent. As a patent holder, you have the right to exclude others from utilizing the patent, and may have rights against those who have encouraged or induced others to infringe your patent.  We also do defense work.  If you have been accused of infringement, USPatentLaw can help you explore your options and determine whether or not a federal district court is likely to rule that infingement is taking place. USPatentLaw will help you for an affordable amount, and consult with you initially free of charge. If you decide to retain us, the rates are here.
Trademark Litigation
Utah trademark litigatioinCertain types of trademarks disputes may be best litigated in Utah, even if you are corporation organized elsewhere. Utah sits in the Tenth Federal Circuit, one of the only circuits to recognize a trademark holders' right to stop other organizations or individuals from misappropriating trademarks in cost-per-click (CPC) advertising on the Internet. If one or more of your competitors are bidding in Overture or Google Adwords on keywords in which you have rights, such as your corporate name or wordmarks, please contact us. We may be able to help you put a stop to this behavior and to recover damanges you have suffered as a result of it. USPatentLaw may also be able to help you enforce rights you have in trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and other intellectual properties.  Certain types of trademarks disputes may be best litigated in Utah, even if you are corporation organized elsewhere. Utah sits in the Tenth Federal Circuit, one of the only circuits to recognize a trademark holders' right to stop other organizations or individuals from misappropriating trademarks in cost-per-click (CPC) advertising on the Internet. If one or more of your competitors are bidding in Overture or Google Adwords on keywords in which you have rights, such as your corporate name or wordmarks, please contact us. We may be able to help you put a stop to this behavior and to recover damanges you have suffered as a result of it. USPatentLaw may also be able to help you enforce rights you have in trademarks, trade secrets, patents, and other intellectual properties.

 

Internet Domain Name Disputes
UDRP Domain Name Disputes

No matter where in the world you reside, if someone has registered, or is using, a domain name that is confusingly similar to your own, or is using any domain in an abusive manner, we may be able to help you seize ownership of that domain though a quick and simple arbitration process. Please contact us if you are, or have been, a victim of cyberpiracy or cybersquatting.