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I am a partner at Thorpe North & Western, and have practiced with this patent law group since 1999.  My practice focuses primarily on patent preparation and opinions, as well as trademark law.  When not engaged at the office, I spend my time primarily with my family and being engaged in my community.  Any spare time I have after that is spent on a few hobbies that I enjoy, namely photography, guitar, and flying my Cessna 182.

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Practice areas


  1. Patent Application: 60%
    17 years, 400 cases
  2. Patent Infringement: 10%
    17 years, 5 cases
  3. Trademark Application: 10%
    17 years, 100 cases
  4. Intellectual Property: 5%
    17 years, 50 cases
  5. Other: 15%
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Hourly ($160-300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact info

Thorpe North and Western

8180 S 700 E #350
Sandy, UT, 84070

3959 8th Avenue
San Diego, CA

240 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Academic Achievement Award - Trademark LawCalifornia Western School of Law1998
Academic Achievement Award - MediationCalifornia Western School of Law1998
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1986
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ClerkUS Department of Justice - Office of the US Trustee1998 - 1998
Real EstatePrudential1994 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeRegistered Patent Attorney1999 - Present
Utah State BarAttorney1999 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. Patent No. 7,910,649Issued Patent
U.S. Patent No. 7,846,245Issued Patent
U.S. Patent No. 7,910,137Issued Patent - Overturned in Favor of Assignee on Appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Western Research ProjectUse of US Patented Transgenic Animals in Drug Discovery Abroad1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Brigham Young UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Southern California Pharmaceutical Discussion GroupWhat Scientists and Engineers Should Know About the America Invents Act2014
Technology Commercialization OfficeUniversity Patents2010
Business LawIntellectual Property and Business2010
TNW CLE LuncheonArguing Obviousness Rejections2007