Overview

Robyn L. Phillips’s practice includes intellectual property litigation and client counseling matters that involve intellectual property disputes and helping clients protect their intellectual property, including trademarks, patents and copyrights. Ms. Phillips is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the Federal Circuit, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Courts of Utah and Oregon. She also has significant experience in inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office involving trademark oppositions and cancellations and resolving internet and domain name disputes. Ms. Phillips has years of experience preparing trademark and patent applications in the U.S. and foreign countries. Ms. Phillips also engages in the preparation of licenses and other contracts related to intellectual property matters as well as opinions relating to infringement and/or validity of patents.

Experience

Experience

Complex IP Litigation, Inter Partes Conflicts & Mediation and Arbitration

  • Patent Infringement, U. S. and Europe
  • Trademark Infringement
  • U.S. Trademark Oppositions and Cancellations
  • European Patent and Trademark Oppositions
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Trade Dress Infringement
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets
  • Breach of Contract
  • Unfair Business Practices

 

U.S. Prosecution of IP

  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Patent Prosecution

 

International Prosecution of IP

  • Trademark Prosecution
  • Patent Prosecution

 

Licensing, Other Transactional Work & Client Counseling

  • U.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
  • Patentability Opinions
  • Trademark Searches and Clearance Opinions
  • Patent Infringement Opinions
  • Due Diligence Investigations of IP Portfolios During Acquisition or Merger Transactions
  • Defensive Opinions of Non-infringement and Design Around Strategies

 

Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering

  • Medical and Dental Devices
  • Exercise & Training Equipment
  • Sports Equipment
  • Manufacturing Equipment

 

Computer Systems, Software, E-Commerce, Business Methods & Information Technology

  • Internet Technologies

 

Pharmaceutical, Chemical, Biotechnology & Life Sciences

  • Material Sciences

Education

Education
  • J.D., University of Idaho, 1994
  • M.S., Engineering, Portland State University, 1991
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Idaho, 1987

Admissions

Admissions
  • Utah State Bar
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Achievements

Achievements
  • 2016 – 2017, The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Technical Editor, Idaho Law Review
  • 2007 – 2009, “Utah Legal Elite”, Utah Business Magazine

Memberships

Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Women Lawyers of Utah
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • David K. Winder IP Inn of Court

Publications

Publications
  • Robyn L. Phillips, Comment, Determining If a Trade Dress Is Valid, 29 Idaho L. Rev. 457 (1992/1993).
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Shellie Courdy

Experience

  • 18 years at Workman Nydegger

Education

  • Paralegal Certificate
  • IP Paralegal Certificate

Contact Information
Email scourdy@wnlaw.com
Phone 801-533-9800

Jennifer Hunter

Education

  • Masters of Professional Studies, Paralegal Studies, George Washington University, 2015
  • B.S., Sociology and Criminology, University of Utah, 2011

Contact Information
Email  jhunter@wnlaw.com
Phone  801-533-9800

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