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IP powerhouse TraskBritt blends legal, technical and commercial expertise to provide comprehensive patent services. Its high-quality and impressive work has created many long-term partnerships with clients, who trust the robust IP advice given by TraskBritt attorneys. “TraskBritt has a top-notch group of professionals who can adapt to find solutions to complex patent issues.” The firm has attracted many first-rate practitioners with stellar reputations, both in Utah and nationally. Well respected by his peers, IP all-rounder Jeffrey Gunn has earned an excellent reputation for his skill in patent counselling and strategic planning. Andrew Baca has varied technical expertise and a detailed understanding of what clients are looking for, making him an excellent choice for drafting and negotiating complex patent agreements. With a background in chemical engineering, Jesse Flores is noted for his detail-oriented approach to patent work. Patrons appreciate his efficiency, great understanding of emerging technologies, and high-quality work. Allen Turner has a specific talent for advising players in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. His varied experience participating in litigation and arbitration proceedings in both the United States and Europe makes him a perceptive practitioner able to handle a broad range of complex patent issues. Rated by clients for his efficiency and extensive experience, Dickson Burton is nationally recognised for his prowess in front of the federal courts and before the PTAB. Making her IAM Patent 100 debut this year is Katherine Hamer, who uses her two decades of experience to smoothly draft US and international patent applications, and provide sharp and succinct advice on portfolio management. She has particular expertise in advising names in the biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. One patron noted: “Katherine is the kind of person who you want working on your projects. She is detail oriented and provides high-quality work that you can rely on.”
Andrew J Baca brings over a decade’s worth of experience and knowledge in helping global clients understand, untangle and address intellectual property issues that may arise in their business. He is a registered patent attorney, and his practice focuses on digital and analogue signal processing, computer components, microcontrollers and sensors, network security, control systems and medical technology.
Prior to joining TraskBritt, Mr Baca served as senior corporate counsel for a leading developer of imaging technology based near Boston, Massachusetts, advising on patent protection, IP licensing, and commercial transactions.
Mr Baca has a BS in computer engineering with a minor in computer science from Virginia Tech, where his studies focused on digital electronics and embedded systems. He began his legal career as a student clerk for a patent boutique in Washington DC, while he attended law school at Georgetown University Law Center. After graduating from law school, Mr Baca worked at a general practice law firm based in Boston, Massachusetts with offices all over the world, where his practice focused on all areas of intellectual property, including patent prosecution, patent litigation and technology transactions.
Mr Baca has been recognised for his work in intellectual property law by the publications: Utah Business Magazine and Best Lawyers® in America.
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, TraskBritt PC represents national and multinational corporations, research organisations and universities throughout the world. The firm’s practice emphasises UD and international IP matters, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, designs, trade regulation, unfair competition, trade secrets and related licensing, due diligence, administrative proceedings and litigation. TraskBritt attorneys’ unique combination of legal, technical and business skills has enabled the firm to establish and enhance long-term partnerships with our clients, many of which we have been privileged to represent for well over a decade during the firm’s forty-plus years of success and continued growth.
TraskBritt has attorneys admitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the State Bars of Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, California, Massachusetts, Washington, Oklahoma and the District of Columbia.
An efficient, global, full-service IP approach
TraskBritt provides expertise in both national and international IP law. We are cognisant of the different laws, practices and procedures in the wide variety of jurisdictions in which our clients seek IP protection, and tailor our approach to representation to maximise IP protection in each jurisdiction while avoiding unnecessary cost. Firm attorneys have a wide variety of technical backgrounds and industry experience, enabling us to quickly and efficiently analyse IP rights to assess validity and scope of protection. Our highly skilled and experienced litigators aggressively prosecute and defend complex patent infringement cases, as well as trade secret, trademark and other IP disputes, in a cost-effective manner throughout the United States and abroad, in conjunction with an established network of foreign counsel. TraskBritt attorneys have experience in a variety of IP-related areas, including development of competitive IP strategies, IP due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and complex IP transactions including licensing. We offer experience in preparing validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate opinions and in initiating and defending patent re-examinations, interferences and post-grant review proceedings of various types in the United States, as well as similar proceedings abroad in association with our vetted foreign counsel. TraskBritt’s litigation practice is nationally recognised and has represented clients in trials and appeals throughout the United States.
More than just expertise
Our attorneys are registered to practise before the USPTO as patent practitioners, and a number have advanced technical degrees. Technical expertise and educational backgrounds include mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, chemical engineers, material science engineers, chemists, biochemists and pharmacists. This formal technical expertise is augmented through prior industry technical experience in numerous different corporate cultures. Skills and perspectives as to how to effectively work with governmental agencies have been acquired by those among us who have worked as patent examiners. In addition, perhaps one of the most distinguishing characteristics in TraskBritt’s approach to representation, facilitated by our attorneys’ experience as in-house corporate IP counsel in a variety of industries, is our focus on understanding the business and goals of each of our clients and how effective and cost-efficient IP representation can further those goals. As a result, we offer our clients not only sound technical and legal advice, but also valuable insight into the inner workings of the USPTO and the ability to work seamlessly with corporate technical and operational management, as well as patent and litigation departments of many diverse corporate cultures. This wealth of hands-on experience enables the firm to provide an expansive, practical knowledge base to clients in a wide range of industries and jurisdictions while maintaining efficient management of the client’s resources.