W|N Becomes a Founding Sponsor of the BYU Center for Entrepreneurship
W|Ns Shauna Huston Recognized For Excellence At National Awards Ceremony of Association of Legal Administrators
2010 More Victories in SCO v. Novell Litigation
W|N Sponsors Utah Entrepreneur Challenge
Eight W|N Attorneys Recognized in Mountain States Super Lawyers 2010
W|N's Rick Nydegger Listed Among Best Lawyers in America for 2010, and listed in the International Who's who of Patent Lawyers 2010.
Brent Lorimer Named Top Intellectual Property Lawyer in Salt Lake
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W|N is a premiere intellectual property law firm with knowledgeable prosecutors, proven litigators, broad technical expertise, and a wealth of national and international experience. With a tight focus on intellectual property issuescombined with a broad diversity of experience in different scientific fields and industriesW|N is uniquely qualified to help you build and defend a strong intellectual property portfolio.
Brent Lorimer Named Top Intellectual Property Lawyer in Salt Lake City
Brent P. Lorimer, an equity shareholder for Workman Nydegger an intellectual property law firm headquartered in Utah has been named Salt Lake City's Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year for 2011 by Best Lawyers, a prestigious industry publication.
Eight W|N attorneys have been named Mountain States Super Lawyers for 2009. Super Lawyers identifies the top five percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics.
W|N is continuing its sponsorship of the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (UEC) organized by the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. The Utah
W|N Scores Big Win In SCO v. Novell Litigation
Led by Sterling Brennan and David Wright, W|N's trial team recently won a unanimous verdict for Novell in SCO v. Novell, a case widely watched by members of the open source software community.
W|N's Shauna Huston Recognized For Excellence At National Awards Ceremony of Association of Legal Administrators
W|N's Shauna Huston, Human Resource Director at W|N, was recognized at the 2010 Quest Awards of the national Association of Legal Administrator's as one of the nation's top three new legal administrators. Shauna was selected as second runner up to this year's top new legal administrator from among some 900 applicants nationwide.
W|N Ranks 8th Nationally In the 2010 Law Firm Patent Scorecard
Intellectual Property Today recently released its 2010 Law Firm Patent Scorecard, in which W|N was ranked 8th nationally among 249 firms. W|N was the only Salt Lake City Firm ranked among the top 25 firms nationally.
W|N Wins National Ranking for Quality of Its Issued Patents
In an article published in the March/April 2010 edition of Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, W|N ranked 14th nationally in terms of the overall quality of patents issued for its clients, across all industries.
W|N Joins the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation As A Tier III Gold Scholarship Sponsor
W|N has joined the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation (AIPLEF) as a Tier III Gold Scholarship Sponsor. W|N has pledged its financial support at the Tier III Gold Scholarship level through 2011.
W|N's Rick Nydegger Receives National & International Recognition
W|N's Rick Nydegger was recently selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers In America and in the 2010 edition of The International Who's Who of Patent Lawyers.
Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire The Brave New World of Patent Marking
by Brent Lorimer
Out of the frying pan and into the fire. That is the reaction of many patent owners to the recent decision of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in The Forest Group, Inc. v. The Bon Tool Company, 590 F.3d 1295 (Fed Cir. 2009). Patent owners who make or sell articles covered by patents are required to mark those articles with the applicable patent numbers, or they may lose the ability to recover damages for infringement. On the other hand, under the Federal Circuits opinion in Forest, a patent owner who marks articles with patent numbers that do not cover the article can be tagged with potentially huge false marking penalties. The Forest opinion has not gone unnoticed. A new class of plaintiffs, the so-called "marking trolls" has launched a torrent of lawsuits, seeking to cash in on the Forest opportunity.
Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies Win Important Federal Circuit Ruling
by John Guynn & John Stringham
In a recent decision, Prometheus Laboratories, Inc. v. Mayo Collaborative Services, 2008-1403 (Fed Cir. 2009) the Federal Circuit upheld as constituting patent eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101 a diagnostic test that also involved treatment of a patient. The decision has important implications for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that sell diagnostic devices and methods.