Overview

Justin Cassell counsels clients through the full range of patent needs, from patent procurement to opinion preparation to licensing.  Understanding the obstacles and complexities of obtaining a valid and enforceable patent, he has drafted and prosecuted many patent applications in close cooperation with inventors, and actively ushers PCT national stage application into the U.S. and works closely with foreign counsel on national stage applications in patent offices outside of the U.S.

Mr. Cassell routinely participates in the management of patent portfolios of companies, assists clients in evaluating inventions in business objectives and uses his extensive prosecution experience to develop internal patent procurement strategies and procedures.  As for the technical arts in which he practices, Mr. Cassell primarily focuses on the medical devices, materials science, mechanical, electrical, and software arts.

Having written opinions to defend clients against charges of willful patent infringement and negotiated settlements and licenses with opposing counsel about such patents, Mr. Cassell regularly advises clients about infringement risks during the design process and has coordinated clearance studies requiring the evaluation of competitor patents. His counseling and practice also involves reexaminations and other post grant reviews as an aspect for resolving issues and disputes.

Prior to law school, Mr. Cassell worked as a design engineer with particular focus on industrial applications involving high temperature materials and materials characterization.

Mr. Cassell is currently a member of Workman Nydegger’s Board of Directors and co-chair of the firm’s business development and marketing committee.

Experience

Experience
  • Manages U.S. and global patent portfolios for multinational corporations and subsidiaries thereof.
  • Manages U.S. national stage entry practice with at least 150 filings per year.
  • Led and negotiated multiple licensing market-wide campaigns on behalf of clients.
  • Manages efforts to stop competitors from infringing activities, and defends efforts against clients involving accusations of infringing activities.
  • Provides client interface and strategy on litigation related activities.

Education

Education
  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2001
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1997

Admissions

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

Achievements

Achievements
  • 2015, “Utah Legal Elite”, Utah Business Magazine

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Utah State Master Gardener Program, Volunteer
  • Junior Jazz Basketball, Coach

Memberships

Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter: “Global Intellectual Property Systems: Protecting Your Inventions Internationally Using the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT),” (WIPO Salt Lake City, 2016) http://www.aipf.com/event-2344644

Publications

Publications

Fabrication of NZP Ceramic-Metal Composite Diesel Engine Exhaust Port Liners Using Finite Element Analysis as a Guiding Tool. R. Nageswaran, J.J. Cassell, S.Y Limaye, and D. Stinton. Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings. Vol. 19[4], no. 4, pp. 215-223 (1998).

Evaluation of NZP-Based Thermal Barrier Coatings for Turbine Applications, R. Nageswaran, J.J. Cassell, S. Usmani and S. Sampath, presented at the Pacific Coast Regional Meeting of the American Ceramic Society (1998).

 

Ali Fennemore

Experience

  • 1 year at Workman Nydegger

Education

  • B.S., Psychology, University of Utah

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

Alysha A. Miller

Experience

  • 12 years of IP prosecution experience at Workman Nydegger

Education

  • B.A., History, Brigham Young University, 2000

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

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Languages

Languages
  • French