Parsons Behle & Latimer is a Salt Lake City-based general practice firm that deals in all aspects of IP. The firm achieved a significant victory this year for client Jive Communications which hosts VoIP for businesses. Rexford Johnson concentrates his practice on patent and trademark prosecution, invalidity and non-infringement opinions, and proceedings before the TTAB and USPTO. Among his notable clients are Vizio and Georgetown Rail Equipment Company. David Mangum is a trial lawyer in IP and antitrust.
Founded in 1882, Parsons Behle & Latimer advises clients in patent prosecution, patent infringement, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secret litigation. David Mangum is a litigator in the firm's IP and antitrust practice group. He recently represented Myriad Genetics in multidistrict patent litigation which resulted in an appeal to the Federal Circuit regarding Section 101 patent eligibility issues. He is also represented Life Technologies/Thermo Fisher Scientific in a patent infringement litigation in the Northern District of Illinois. In addition to Myriad, his clients include New GlasPro and Leica Microsystems. Margaret Niver McGann has assisted a client in launching a series of pop-up events in foreign countries, as part of strategy to secure worldwide trademark rights. Kevin Speirs is lead counsel in a multidistrict matter involving claims of patent infringement relating to hereditary cancer predisposition testing, and involving technologies such as DNA enrichment, amplification, sequencing and analysis. Board chair Raymond Etcheverry is known by one peer for his "superior legal skills and expertise, putting the client's interests above his own, making and keeping promises, and giving no unpleasant surprises." Kristine Johnson focuses on IP litigation and represents clients in working in the medical devices, biotechnology, and software spaces.