Overview

As an IP prosecutor, J. LaVar Oldham uses his professional experience as an electrical engineer to help clients in technical fields with the preparation and prosecution of patents. His areas of experience include computer systems, IT, circuit design, fiber optics, helping clients of all sizes in those fields and more. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Oldham was an engineer with Underwriters Laboratories.

Experience

Experience
  • U.S. Prosecution of IP
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Systems, Software, E-Commerce, Business Methods and Information Technology
  • Physics and Optics

Education

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Houston Law Center, 2002
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering Brigham Young University, 1996
  • A.S., Electrical Engineering Ricks College, 1994

Admissions

Admissions
  • Utah State Bar
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • California Professional Engineer, Electrical Engineering

Achievements

Achievements
  • 2016 – 2017, The Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2016, “Utah Legal Elite”, Utah Business Magazine

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Salt Lake Community College Planned Giving Advisory Council
  • Volunteer, Scout Master, Varsity Scout Coach, Boy Scouts of America
  • Adjunct professor, Brigham Young University (courses in patent prosecution)

Memberships

Memberships
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
  • “Reaping the Benefits of Withholding Information About Your Invention While Causing Your Patent Attorneys to Lose Their Licenses and Your Employees to Go to Jail. An Ethics Discussion of the Best Mode Requirement Under the AIA.” Presented to the Mountain West Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. November 13, 2014.
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Jennifer Escamilla

Experience

  • 6 years at Workman Nydegger
  • Certified Paralegal

Education

  • B.S., Sociology, University of Utah

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

Languages

Languages
  • Swedish