Overview

Software and computer engineering technology are attorney Kirk Coombs’s specialties. He practices law with Workman Nydegger’s patent preparation and prosecution group, where he brings the experience and knowledge gained in his previous career as a Linux support engineer at Novell. Mr. Coombs is well-versed in hardware systems, systems architectures, operating systems, cloud computing technologies, programming, web technologies, and other tech-focused subjects.

Experience

Experience
  • U.S. Prosecution of IP
    Patent Prosecution

Education

Education
  • J.D., with honors, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah, 2010
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2005

Admissions

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

Memberships

Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Utah State Bar – Intellectual Property Section
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