L. Rex Sears Ph.D.

Attorney at Law Shareholder

L. Rex Sears Ph.D.

Office: 435.252.1360

Direct: 435.575.1397

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L. Rex Sears Ph.D.

Attorney at Law Shareholder

Rex primarily represents clients in complex business and intellectual property disputes, including patent, trade secret, trademark, trade dress, and copyright, as well as securities, antitrust, real estate, false advertising, unfair business practice, tortious interference, and contract disputes. Many of his clients are companies in technology-intensive fields, including computer hardware and software, payment system security, and pharmaceuticals, or exercise equipment designers and manufacturers, among others. He is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Utah and California; in the United States Courts of Appeal for the Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuits; and in the United States Court of Claims.

Prior to law school, Rex was a teaching fellow for the Harvard University Philosophy Department, and he taught as visiting faculty at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.

  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Chicago, 1999
    • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1996
    • A.M., Harvard University, 1993
    • M.S., University of Utah, 1990
    • B.S., University of Utah, 1988
  • Practice Focus
    • Complex IP Litigation, Inter Partes Conflicts & Mediation and Arbitration
    • Patent Infringement, U. S. and Europe
    • Trademark Infringement
    • Copyright Infringement
    • Trade Dress Infringement
    • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
    • Breach of Contract
    • Unfair Business Practices
    • Actions Before the International Trade Commission
    • Patent and Trademark Oppositions, U. S. and Europe
    • Actions Before the U. S. Court of Claims
    • Arbitration
    • Appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Regional Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal
    • Appeals before the Utah and California State Appellate Courts
    • Licensing, Other Transactional Work & Client Counseling
    • Patent Infringement Opinions
  • Technical Experience
    • Computer Systems, Software, E-Commerce, Business Methods & Information Technology – Software Systems and Architecture
    • Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering –  Exercise & Training Equipment
  • Professional Admissions & Associations
    • Utah State Bar
    • California State Bar
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
    • American Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • United States Court of Claims
    • Chair, Advisory Board, Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences at the S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Publications, Speaking Engagements & Presentations
    • Rex Sears, “Punishing the Saints for Their “Peculiar Institution”: Congress on the Constitutional Dilemmas,” 2001 Utah L. Rev. 581