John Allen is a member of Workman Nydegger’s litigation and trademark prosecution practice groups. His practice focuses on assisting clients with the protection of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights.

During his academic career, John assisted in multiple research projects studying the efficacy of synthetically produced antimicrobial compounds and identifying novel genetic markers in Oceanic populations indicating an elevated susceptibility to rheumatic heart disease. John’s research has appeared in various publications including Nature Genetics and the New York Times. The rigor of John’s academic experience lends both technological and practical insights into his practice.

During law school, John served as an associate editor for the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal, while at George Washington University Law School. Later, he became a member of the editorial board as an Articles Editor. Mr. Allen also externed at the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as with Chief Judge Robert J. Shelby at the United States District Court for the District of Utah. These experiences provide John with a broad and diverse understanding of the PTO process and how the court system works.



J.D., The George Washington University Law School

M.S., Biology, Brigham Young Univeristy

B.S., Physiology and Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University

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Janice Hutchison


  • 38 years at Workman Nydegger


  • Legal Secretary Certificate, University of Utah

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