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.
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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|
Steven 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.
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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.