Fraser D. Roy’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law with a focus of assisting clients to manage and develop their U.S. and foreign IP portfolios through identifying and protecting key innovations and technologies and thoughtfully selecting U.S. and foreign IP protection strategies. With this underlying motivation, Mr. Roy’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the U.S. and foreign countries, the preparation of licensing, acquisition, confidentiality, and other agreements related to intellectual property, and attending to issues related to copyrights and trademarks.

In addition to patent and transactional related activities associated with intellectual property, Mr. Roy’s practice has included due diligence investigations regarding intellectual property portfolios. Further, his practice involves conducting and managing the preparation of legal opinions regarding infringement, non-infringement, validity, and availability of certain intellectual property rights. Additionally, Mr. Roy provides in-house seminars designed to assist clients educate key R&D personnel and management on intellectual property issues and develop overall IP protection strategies. With this approach, Mr. Roy has experience with clients ranging from multi-national corporations to individual inventors.

From a technical background, Mr. Roy’s has extensive experience in the prosecution of medical device technologies, optical technologies, construction technologies, and general mechanical technologies.


  • U.S. and International Prosecution of IP
  • U.S. and International Patent Prosecution
  • U.S. and International Trademark Prosecution
  • U.S. Copyright Registrations
  • Licensing, Other Transactional Work and Client Counseling
  • Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Systems, Software, E-Commerce, Business Methods and Information Technology
  • Physics and Optics


  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1998
  • Bachelor of Engineering, with honours, Computer Integration and the Engineering Environment, University of Glasgow, 1992


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


  • 2015 – 2021, The Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2009, 2011 – 2015 “Utah Legal Elite”, Utah Business Magazine
  • 2011, Mountain States Super Lawyers Rising Star

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • Member – Jeffrey D. Clark Center for Entrepreneurship Founder’s Board, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University
  • Past Chair – IP Law Association’s Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Delegate – U.S. Bar – EPO Liaison Council


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA)

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
  • Protecting Intellectual Property Assets: What Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs Should Know, Intellectual Property Conference, Partners In Business and Utah State University’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, April 6, 2016
  • Prosecution Practice to Create Investment Ready IP Portfolio, BioInnovations Gateway, CEO Presentation, September 18, 2014
  • IP Ownership and Other IP Rights, BioInnovations Gateway, CEO Presentation, August 13, 2014
  • Protecting Inventions with Real Asset Value, BioInnovations Gateway, CEO Presentation, July 9, 2014
  • IPR Designs and Copyright Infringement: Protection in Foreign Markets, Global Outsourcing Association of Lawyers (GOAL), Online Continuing Legal Education, January 15, 2013
  • After Almost Five Years of Inter Partes Review under AIA, is its Demise Near? The Supreme Court to Consider the Constitutionality of the Inter Partes Review Process under AIA

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Shawna Maynes


  • 10 years at Workman Nydegger


  • Business Information Systems, Utah State University

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