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Kevin K. Johanson and Jason P. Nixon Join Maschoff Brennan

August 17, 2015

Maschoff Brennan added two attorneys to its Salt Lake City office including Kevin K. Johanson and Jason P. Nixon. Both attorneys focus on patent prosecution. Johanson advises clients regarding patent portfolio strategies and works on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.  Kevin is experienced in foreign and domestic IP procurement and […]

Concurrent Trademark Use: Is the Dawn Donut Rule Still Viable?

March 18, 2015

By Rachel Jaques Understanding the scope of protection that is granted by a federal trademark registration is vitally important. Some trademark owners may believe that federal registration grants automatic nationwide protection against another’s infringing use. While this rule is generally true there are a few important exceptions that all trademark owners and intellectual property counsel […]

Don’t Be Mistaken for a Troll: Compliance with State Patent Legislation

February 3, 2015

By Adam Beckstrom George Washington was one of many early supporters of the patent system, recognizing it as essential to provide encouragement to inventors to produce new and useful inventions. Despite early support from many of the founding fathers, the patent system has also received a great deal of criticism throughout the history of this […]