Workman Nydegger was founded in 1984 by H. Ross Workman, Rick D. Nydegger and Allen R. Jensen, and a handful of associate lawyers. From that modest beginning, the firm now numbers among the largest firms in Salt Lake City, and is known both nationally and internationally as a top intellectual property law firm specializing in prosecution and litigation. Workman Nydegger has consistently received recognition as a nationally ranked IP firm, and is currently ranked 8th nationally by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine in its annual survey of firms based on the quality of patents secured for the firm’s clients. The firm is also ranked 37th nationally based on the number of patents secured by it, in "The Patent Scorecard 2012," an annual survey of some 271 firms by Intellectual Property Today, a national trade journal focused on legal issues in patent, trademark and copyright law. The survey ranks firms across the country against a variety of indicators measuring patent strength and quality. The firm also enjoys a Chambers USA Band 1 Ranking, is included in the “Gold” ranking of Intellectual Asset Magazine as one of the IAM Patent 1000 listing of top firms in its global survey, and has been recognized for the eighth consecutive year as a Fortune 500 “Go-To Law Firm.”
As intellectual property continues to move more to the forefront on an international as well as domestic level, W|N is fortunate to enjoy an extensive network of IP law firms located in virtually every country around the world. This international nature of our practice has led us to assemble a unique team of legal professionals, many of whom have lived overseas and speak a second language. Included among the second languages spoken by W|N’s attorneys are French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian and Japanese.
At W|N our mission is to achieve a level of professionalism of the highest quality in serving our clients, our community and our profession, while creating an environment that allows us to realize professional and personal satisfaction. We believe our strongest asset is the quality and commitment of our attorneys and support staff. Our success has its roots in our strong corps of talented, dedicated and hard-working professionals and employees.
Consistent with that mission, from its inception W|N has had a strong involvement in serving the national and local legal communities, as well as providing service to our local community in general. W|N is committed to helping educate and train the next generation of IP lawyers. Many of the firm’s attorneys have donated time to teaching IP law courses at the law schools of both the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.
On a national level, our attorneys have also been active in donating time to serve in professional associations such as The American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association, the National Council of Intellectual Property Law Associations, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Supreme Court Historical Society and the Utah State Bar. Several of our attorneys have chaired committees for these IP associations, and have served on their governing boards. Members of the firm have also been involved in helping to shape IP policy in other ways, including service on the Patent Public Advisory Committee of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
As part of our mission W|N also prides itself in serving our local community. W|N has donated time and funds to such worthy causes as Habitat for Humanity, Shriners Hospital, the Make-A-Wish Foundation's "A Wishing Place," the United Way Katrina Relief Fund and The Childrens’ Center. As noted by our current Managing Director, Brent P. Lorimer, "One of the things that I believe sets us apart, and of which I am most proud, is our willingness to give back to the community."
Since its inception close to 30 years ago, W|N's practice has been marked by notable achievement and success. With the continued support and dedication of our attorneys and staff, we look forward to continued achievement and expanding our reputation and influence in the IP and local communities.