David R. Wright

Attorney at Law Shareholder

David R. Wright

Office: 801.297.1850

Direct: 435.575.1389



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David R. Wright

Attorney at Law Shareholder

David’s practice focuses on complex and intellectual property litigation, including false advertising, unfair competition, theft of trade secret, and copyright, patent, and trademark infringement cases. He offers experience in transactional matters, such as licensing and contracts, as well as providing strategic counseling on implementing corporate IP policies and procedures.

He has successfully represented clients at the appellate and trial court stages in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including before the United States Supreme Court. David has also represented clients before the International Trade Commission. He currently teaches Patent Litigation and Counseling as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clarke Law School at Brigham Young University.

During law school, David was an Articles Editor for the Brigham Young University Law Review and the Lead Notes & Comments Editor for the Brigham Young University International Law Annual. Along with late Prof. Michael Goldsmith, he coordinated a joint effort between J. Reuben Clark Law School and the American Bar Association to develop and publish model jury instructions for civil RICO cases. David came to Maschoff Brennan from a major IP law firm in Salt Lake City, where he was an equity shareholder, managing shareholder, Board of Directors member, and chairman of the Litigation Section.

In his spare time, David enjoys coaching youth soccer, organizing fund raising events for non-profit organizations, such as Curling for Kidneys, and spending time with his five sons and their families. Dave recently spent time in the Kingdom of Tonga building schools for elementary school children and organizing community outreach programs.

  • Education
    • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1987
    • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Utah, 1984
  • Practice Focus
    • Complex and IP Litigation, Inter Partes Conflicts, ADR, including Mediation/Arbitration
    • Patent Infringement, U. S. and Global IP Enforcement
    • Trademark Infringement
    • Copyright Infringement
    • Trade Dress Infringement
    • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
    • Breach of Contract
    • Unfair Business Practices
    • Patent Related Antitrust Actions
    • Actions Before the International Trade Commission
    • Patent and Trademark Oppositions, U. S. and Europe
    • False Advertising
    • Business Torts, Commercial Fraud and Civil RICO
    • Appeals before the U. S. Supreme Court
    • Appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Other Regional Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal
    • Licensing, Other Transactional Work & Client Counseling
    • S. and Foreign Licensing of Intellectual Property Rights, Including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Know How
    • Employment Agreements & Invention Ownership
    • Non-Competition Covenants
    • Non-Disclosure Agreements
    • Assignments of Intellectual Property Rights
    • Due Diligence Investigations of IP Portfolios During Acquisition or Merger Transactions
  • Technical Experience
    • Electronics & Electrical Engineering
    • Electrical & Electromechanical Systems
    • Semiconductors
    • Telecommunications and Fiber Optics
    • Consumer Electronics
    • Computer Systems, Software & E-Commerce
    • Business Methods & Information Technology
    • E-Commerce Technologies and Business Methods
    • Internet Technologies
    • Physics/Optics
    • X-Ray Devices and Equipment
    • Optical Networking Systems and Components
    • Active and Passive Optical components
    • Lasers and related Optical components
    • Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering
    • Manufacturing Equipment
    • Medical and Dental Devices
  • Professional Admissions & Associations
    • Utah State Bar
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    • American Bar Association
  • Second Language
    • Spanish
  • Awards & Recognition
    • Mountain States Super Lawyer
    • Utah Super Lawyer, 2007, 2009-2012
    • Cambridge Who’s Who
    • US News Best Lawyers
    • Martindale Hubbell AV-rated