Brad Barger’s practice focuses on the procurement and protection of intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and copyrights. He has experience pursuing patent protection within a broad array of subject matters, including computer systems, telecommunications, software, plasma display circuits, mining and drilling equipment and electronics, synthetic diamond manufacturing, bio-medical devices, and many other technology fields.

Mr. Barger’s practice includes representing companies in many different stages, including companies in their earliest start-up stages and on up to some of the largest technology companies in the world. As part of that representation, Mr. Barger has provided strategic and leadership advice and assisted companies in developing aggressive IP strategies that protect the companies’ innovations and maximize the value of the companies’ IP portfolios.

As a law student, Mr. Barger received the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property law and was selected by faculty and peers to receive the J. Reuben Clark Award for academic excellence, integrity, and service. Mr. Barger also received multiple honors for his performance in moot court and negotiation competitions and was invited to represent the law school as a member of the J. Reuben Clark National Moot Court Team. Additionally, Mr. Barger held leadership positions by serving as a Lead Dean’s Fellow, on the Student Bar Association Board, and as a member of the Moot Court Board.

Prior to law school, Mr. Barger studied electrical engineering at Brigham Young University.


  • U.S. Prosecution of IP
  • International Prosecution of IP
  • Computer Systems
  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Business Methods
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics & Electrical Engineering


  • J.D., magna cum laude, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2012
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering (Mathematics minor), Brigham Young University, 2008


  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah


  • 2021. The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Recipient, J. Reuben Clark Award
  • ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in Intellectual Property Law
  • Finalist, Rex E. Lee Moot Court Competition
  • Finalist, J. Reuben Clark Negotiation Competition

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Adjunct Professor, Advanced Patent Prosecution, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2017-Present
  • Secretary, David K. Winder IP Inn of Court, 2020 – Present


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • David K. Winder IP Inn of Court

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, Lightspark Media Summit, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, March 2, 2018
  • Panelist, 2018 Translational Medicine Symposium, University of Utah Entrepreneurial Faculty Scholars, February 26, 2018
  • Presenter, Silicon Slopes, “Intellectual Property in the World of Internet Commerce & Foreign Manufacturers,” June 28, 2017
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  • Divided Infringement

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Gabrielle Price

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