Fraser Roy’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law with a focus on assisting clients to manage and develop their IP portfolios using U.S. and foreign IP protection strategies to identify and protect key innovations and technologies. With this underlying motivation, Mr. Roy’s practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the United States and foreign countries, attending to issues related to copyrights and trademarks, and the negotiation and preparation of licensing, acquisition, confidentiality, and other agreements related to protecting intellectual property assets. Clients ranging from multi-national corporations to individual inventors find his understanding of their businesses coupled with his extensive experience to be extremely valuable with protecting the assets of their companies.

In addition to patent and transactional related activities associated with intellectual property, Mr. Roy’s practice includes due diligence investigations regarding intellectual property portfolios. Clients rely on his experience to assist them with conducting and managing freedom-to-operate investigations and the preparation of legal opinions regarding infringement, non-infringement, validity, and availability of certain intellectual property rights. Fraser’s in house seminars are designed to assist clients, educate key R&D personnel and management on intellectual property issues, and develop an overall IP protection strategy.

From a technical background, Mr. Roy has experience with a number of technologies including medical device technologies, computer software, optical systems, and general mechanical systems.

Mr. Roy is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. His leadership roles include having served as Chairman of the IP Law Associations Committee for the American Intellectual Property Law Association, as a member of the CLE Committee for the Intellectual Property Section of the Utah State Bar Association, delegate of US Bar-EPO Liaison Council, a member of the Entrepreneurship Founders Board at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, and National “D” soccer license with 15+ years of coaching experience.


  • 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 – 2022, 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
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Shawna Maynes


  • 13 years at Workman Nydegger


  • Business Information Systems, Utah State University

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