Overview

Luke Hanks is a registered patent attorney focused on the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications, both domestic and international.

Mr. Hanks had an accomplished career as a Mechanical and Aerospace Systems Engineer for 7 years prior to studying law. While attending the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Mr. Hanks served as Executive Text Editor on the Utah Law Review Board. He also served as a research assistant in intellectual property licensing and international standardization law and as a teaching assistant in a legal research and writing course. Mr. Hanks has also served as a judicial intern in the chambers of Chief Judge Robert J. Shelby, United States District Court for the District of Utah.

Experience

Experience
  • Patent Application Drafting
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Prosecution
  • International Patent and Trademark Prosecution
  • Trademark Licenses and Consent Agreements
  • Domestic and International IP Policy Research

Education

Education
  • J.D., High Honors, Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2020
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Emphasis, Utah State University, 2010
  • B.S., Cum Laude, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Emphasis, Mathematics Minor, Utah State University, 2010

Admissions

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

Achievements

Achievements
  • CALI Awards (Top Grade in Course): Patent Law, IP Transactions, Patent Drafting, and Contract Drafting, 2018-2019
  • Leary Scholar (Top 20% of Class), 2018
  • Engineer of the Quarter, U.S. Defense Contract Management Agency – Denver Region, 2017
  • Award for Exemplary Civilian Service, U.S. Department of the Air Force, 2016

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Access to Justice, Utah State Bar
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Timpanogos Legal Services

Memberships

Memberships
  • Utah State Bar, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Sections
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • American Intellectual Law Association
  • International Trademark Association

Languages

Languages
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)