Overview

Before becoming an attorney, Matthew D. Todd studied chemical engineering. Today he uses this knowledge in the preparation and prosecution of patents for clients principally in the chemical and mechanical arts. Mr. Todd’s experience includes patent preparation for dental compositions, pharmaceuticals, medical and dental device technologies, polycrystalline diamond products, silicon and other carbide materials, petroleum refining and catalysis, biodegradation systems, air pollution control systems, and sports, fitness, and exercise equipment, to name a few. He also counsels on transactional work, including opinions regarding patentability, infringement, validity, and freedom to operate.

In addition to helping to develop the intellectual property portfolio of large companies, Mr. Todd has particularly appreciated the opportunity to work and counsel with small and medium sized companies to thoughtfully allocate limited resources to protect their competitive advantage through development of an intellectual property portfolio tailored to their needs.

Experience

Experience
  • U.S. and International Patent Prosecution

 

Education

Education
  • J.D., cum laude, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2002
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1999

Admissions

Admissions
  • Utah State Bar
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Salt Lake County Bar
  • Central Utah Bar

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Volunteer at Utah Valley University Small Business Development Center

Memberships

Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
  • 1 Million Cups: Provo, “IP 101”, March 22, 2016.
  • Utah Valley University Small Business Development Center, “An Overview of Intellectual Property”, October 22, 2015.
  • Third-Party Submissions Under 35 USC §122(e)

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  • Rethinking Use of Markush-Type Claiming Structure

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Michelle Stringham

Experience

  • 9 years at Workman Nydegger

Education

  • B.S., English, Weber State University

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

Tyler Eller

Experience

  • Patent and Trademark Filings, U.S. and foreign
  • Management of Patent Portfolios

Education

  • B.A., English, University of Utah, 2009

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

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Languages

Languages
  • French