Overview

Michael J. Frodsham draws upon his background in biochemistry and his previous career as a genetic sequence analyst at Myriad Genetics to assist his clients in drafting and prosecuting patents in computer software, architectural, chemical, and medical arts, as well as the preparation and prosecution of patents, trademark and copyright applications. Additionally, Michael prepares patent opinions, due diligence analysis, and competitive guidance.  Michael also assists in litigation support in the U.S. and internationally for clients ranging from single inventors and medium size companies to Fortune 500 clients.  Recent projects have included multiple complex reissue applications in connection with various IPRs at the USPTO.

Michael has given frequent lectures on intellectual property topics at the local colleges and universities, having provided lectures directed to science, engineering, art, and business. Michael has served as a mentor to multiple entrepreneur groups in various competitions.

Michael is active in Business Development and Recruiting, and has served multiple terms on the firm’s Board of Directors.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys working with local youth groups, coaching baseball, and football, and general travel with his family.  With a background in music (viola), he enjoys teaching his kids, and playing with them in various local orchestral groups.  Michael also enjoys hiking and skiing in the beautiful Wasatch Mountain range.

Experience

Experience
  • U.S. and International Patent Prosecution, including Reissues, Re-Examinations, and Related Strategies
  • U.S. and International Trademark Prosecution
  • Copyright Registrations

Education

Education
  • J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law, 2002 (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)
  • B.S., Biochemistry, Brigham Young University, 1996

Admissions

Admissions
  • Utah State Bar
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Salt Lake County Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Achievements

Achievements
  • 2015, 2016 IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists, Intellectual Asset magazine
  • 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, “Utah Legal Elite”, Utah Business Magazine
  • 2014-2018 Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • 2012, 2013, Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • 2017 – 2019, Chair of Recruiting Committee, Workman Nydegger
  • 2020-Present, Chair of Marketing/BD Committee, Workman Nydegger

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Guest lecturer and speaker, intellectual property (various local schools)
  • Coach, little league baseball
  • Coach, little league football

Memberships

Memberships
  • Utah State Bar – Intellectual Property Section
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Salt Lake County Bar

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Publications

Publications
  • GO SPEED RACER GO! Winning Strategies for Getting that Patent Issued – SPEEDILY.

    The length of the patent examination process (generally 2-4 years) tends to frustrate inventors and large companies alike.  Occasionally, the...
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  • The Supreme Court Rules that Patents are a “Public Right”:  A Review of Oil States v. Greene’s Energy Group

    Just recently, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC,...
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  • Broadening Your Issued Patent – A Chance to Fix the Past

    Patent owners considering enforcement frequently wonder what they can do to strengthen their patent, more commonly to add claims that...
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  • Global IP Protection for Startups – A Mixture of Filing Approaches

    Accessing the patent system in the US, much less international markets, intimidates even the most seasoned companies, and especially startups...
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Angela Bacon

Experience

  • 6 years at Workman Nydegger

Education

  • B.A., Art History and Curatorial Studies, Brigham Young University

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