Salt Lake City (November 20, 2013) – Workman Nydegger’s Director of Information Technology, Carl Peterson, has been appointed the regional vice president of the International Legal Technology Association (“ILTA”) for the North Pacific Region. ILTA is a peer-networking organization that provides informational resources and educational content to maximize the use of technology in the legal field.
Workman Nydegger, Utah’s largest intellectual property law firm, is ranked as a top tier Utah law firm by U.S. News-Best Lawyers in the intellectual property litigation, patent litigation, patent law and trademark law practice areas.
Thomas R. Vuksinick, a litigator at Workman Nydegger, Utah’s largest intellectual property law firm, has been named Salt Lake City Patent Litigation Lawyer of the Year in the 2014.
Rick Nydegger, co-founder of Workman Nydegger, has been named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Salt Lake City Patent Law Lawyer of the Year.
Sterling D. Fillmore has joined Workman Nydegger, Utah’s largest intellectual property law firm, where he will specialize in preparing and filing U.S. and international patent applications.
Best Lawyers®, a leading guide to the legal profession, has designated Workman Nydegger’s managing partner Brent Lorimer as Salt Lake City Lawyer of
the Year in two categories: Intellectual Property Litigation and Trademark Law.
John C. Stringham was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®.
Shauna Huston has been named Workman Nydegger’s new executive director. Huston succeeds James Adamson, who will retire in 2014.
In addition to her position as executive director, Huston will continue as human resources director, a role she has had since 2007, managing a staff of more than 65 employees and 40 attorneys.
Eight W|N attorneys have been named Mountain States Super Lawyers for 2013. Super Lawyers identifies the top five percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. Rick Nydegger, John Stringham, John Guynn and David Todd were recognized as Super Lawyers in the areas of Intellectual Property and Brent Lorimer was recognized in the area of Intellectual Property Litigation. Mike Frodsham, Chad Nydegger and Paul Taylor were honored as “Rising Stars” in the area of Intellectual Property.
Workman Nydegger was again selected by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine for inclusion among the IAM Patent 1000. This ranking recognizes leading IP firms around the globe. Workman Nydegger was the only Utah firm to receive a “gold” ranking, the highest ranking in the survey. Firms receiving the gold ranking are considered to be the best among the IAM Patent 1000, with reputations established over a lengthy period of time. Workman Nydegger was recognized as having “outstanding abilities, a fantastic track record, and . . . a leader . . . for many years.”
W|N’s Rick Nydegger, one of the firm’s founding shareholders, has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The International Who’s Who of Patent Lawyers, the 2014 edition of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, and the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Patent Law. Mr. Nydegger was also selected for listing in the 2013 Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners published by the Legal Media Group of Euromoney, and was included in the 2013 list of Utah Legal Elite – Intellectual Property, published by Utah Business Magazine.
W|N’s Rick Nydegger, Brent Lorimer and John Stringham, all of whom are shareholders, have been recognized with Martindale-Hubbell’s® AV Preeminent® rating, which is its highest rating in both the ethical and legal ability categories.
Workman Nydegger has again been included in the prestigious list of “Go-To Law Firms” of the Top 500 Companies, for intellectual property. The list is featured in the 2013 Spring edition of Intellectual Property, a standalone supplement distributed with the April editions of Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer magazines. This honor puts Workman Nydegger in an elite group of firms nationwide that deliver exceptional work for the Fortune 500. This marks the eighth consecutive year W|N has been included in the list, more than any other IP firm in Utah.
Workman Nydegger is pleased to announce that several of its clients were awarded top honors in their respective categories in the 2013 Utah Best of State Awards. Trebor International was the winner in the category for Production and Manufacturing – Chemicals and Related Products, Del Sol won the category for Production and Manufacturing – Textile Products, and Staker Parson Companies was the winner in the category for Production and Manufacturing – Mining/Quarrying. All of us at Workman Nydegger extend our congratulations to the management and employees of these clients for their hard work and dedication.
W|N’s managing director, Brent Lorimer, was selected as one of 355 individual winners across some 70 jurisdictions worldwide for the excellence of his representation in intellectual property/patent matters.
Workman Nydegger has once again been recognized in its 2013 Guide to Leading Law Firms as one of the top law firms in Utah, by receiving a Band 1 ranking (the highest ranking possible) in the category of Intellectual Property from Chambers USA.
In a list of Top U.S. Patent Filers released by Managing Intellectual Property in its February 2013 survey, Workman Nydegger was ranked third among the top five outside counsel firms for Microsoft and Seiko Epson. Microsoft ranked 6th among the Top 25 U.S. Patent Filers and Seiko Epson ranked 12th. W|N was among an elite group of only a dozen firms who ranked among the top five outside counsel firms for more than one of the Top 25 U.S. Patent Filers.
In its list of Top Patent Firms for 2013, Workman Nydegger was ranked 37th nationally by Intellectual Property Today, a national trade journal focused on legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright law.
Workman Nydegger welcomes Justin J. Cassell as the firm’s newest equity shareholder. Mr. Cassell serves a significant clientele in Europe, and adds an important dimension to Workman Nydegger’s overseas practice. He is experienced in strategic client counseling, licensing transactions and matters relating to infringement opinions and freedom to operate, as well as strategic monitoring of competitive patent portfolios. Mr. Cassell also has significant experience in U.S. and foreign patent prosecution. He routinely handles U.S. application filings based on applications filed abroad, and is well versed in international filing and prosecution in many jurisdictions around the world, including Europe, China, Japan, Australia, Canada and South America, and under the International Patent Cooperation Treaty.
Workman Nydegger received recognition as among the Top 10 firms in an overall ranking of the Top 20 firms published by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (IAM). W|N ranked 8th nationally based on the quality of the patents secured for W|N clients.