John C. Stringham is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Utah Supreme Court. His practice includes all facets of intellectual property law with an emphasis on the preparation and prosecution of patent, trademark, and copyright applications in the U.S. and foreign countries. Mr. Stringham also engages in the preparation of licensing, publishing, and other agreements related to intellectual property as well as opinions regarding infringement, validity, and availability of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He also engages in inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and due diligence investigations regarding intellectual property portfolios. Mr. Stringham’s practice has included experience with a number of technologies including computer software/internet, business methods, medical device and biomedical technologies, and general mechanical systems. Mr. Stringham has worked with multiple companies from start-up through billion dollar valuations and has been intimately involved in developing IP strategy and associated portfolios for those companies. He has worked with numerous companies through IPO and after.



  • U.S. and International Prosecution of IP
  • U.S. and International Patent Prosecution
  • U.S. and International Trademark Prosecution
  • U.S. Copyright Registrations
  • IP Due Diligence
  • Licensing and Publishing Agreements
  • IP Transactions and Financing
  • Transfer of Domains and Related Transactional Agreements
  • ICANN Proceedings and Enforcement regarding Domain Disputes
  • Transfer of IP Addresses Under ARIN and Related Transactional Agreements
  • Inter Partes Conflicts before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Reported Cases:
    • Sinclair Oil Corp. v. Kendrick, 85 USPQ2d 1032 (TTAB 2007)
    • Stratus Networks, Inc. v. UBTA-UBET Communications Inc., 955 F.3d 994 (Fed. Cir. 2020)
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Court-appointed mediator for the United States District Court for the District of Utah


  • J.D., George Washington University Law School
  • B.S., University of Utah
    • Mortar Board
    • Beehive Honor Society
    • Skull and Bones Honor Society
    • William Myrick/Valley Bank & Trust Scholarship


  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Utah State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Districts of Utah and California
  • District of Columbia, Court of Appeals
  • Utah Supreme Court


  • The Best Lawyers in America®
  • The Best Lawyers in America® – Lawyer of the Year, Salt Lake City, Patent Law & Trademark Law, 2024
  • Top Lawyers of Mountain States, Salt Lake Magazine
  • “Utah Legal Elite”, Utah Business Magazine
  • Leading Lawyer in Intellectual Property, Chambers USA
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
  • Inducted as a member into Continental Who’s Who
  • Served as Adjunct Faculty of Brigham Young University’s, J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • “AV” Preeminent Attorney – Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethic

Community Involvement

Community Involvement
  • 2015-2017, Trustee, Utah Technology Council
  • 2014-2015, Secretary, Board of Directors, Alta Club
  • 2013-2014, Adult Leader, Youth Making a Difference (YMAD), Operation Nishtha (India)
  • 2012-2016, Board of Directors, Salt Lake City Police Foundation
  • 2005-Present, Reviewer, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program
  • 2001-2007, Board of Trustees, Pioneer Theatre Company
  • 1999-2000, Chair, Intellectual Property Section of the Utah Bar Association
  • 1988-1999, Vice Chair, Intellectual Property Section of the Utah Bar Association
  • Executive Committee of the Copyright Law Section and as Chairman of the Copyright Transactional Issues Subcommittee


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Utah Technology Council (UTC)
  • David K. Winder Intellectual Property Inn of Court (Master 2015 – Present)

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements
  • 2019, “Patents, Why Bother? From Your Garage to the Assembly Line, hosted by U.S. Senator Mike Enzi”, Wyoming Inventors Conference
  • 2017, “Trademarks for Educational Institutions,” BYU Copyright Symposium
  • 2016, “IP Issues in Financial Transactions: Knowing the End from the Beginning”, Utah State Bar
  • 2016, Participant and Organizer, Utah IP Section, Patent Prosecution Boot Camp
  • 2011-Present, Guest Lecturer, IP Survey- Biomedical Engineering, University of Utah
  • 2015, “Technology Commercialization Issues at Institutions of Higher Education”, Utah State Bar
  • 2015, “Trademark Survey”, Salt Lake Community College
  • 2011- Present, Guest Lecturer, Intellectual Property Overview, BioInnovate Graduate Program, University of Utah
  • 2014, Panelist, “Intellectually Right or Intellectually Wrong: A Panel Discussion on the Benefits and Social Costs of Intellectual Property,” Weber State University
  • 2013, “Trademarks and Trademark Licensing”, Utah State Bar, Business Law Section
  • 2013, “The New Micro Entity: A Brief Summary”, University of Utah
  • 2011, “The America Invents Act 2011, What Do You Need to Know”, University of Utah
  • 2011, “SABIT”, Panelist, Special America Business Internship Training
  • 2009, “Continuation-in-Part and Design Patents”, University of Utah
  • 2005, “Intellectual Property and the Employee”, Utah State Bar
  • 2005, “Copyrights Consideration in New Business”, Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge
  • 2004, “Digital Millennium Copyright Act”, Utah State Bar
  • 2000, “Seven Deadly Sins (of Intellectual Property)”, Utah State Bar
  • 2000, “IP Issues in Cyberspace”, Utah State Bar
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Andrea Phillips


  • 13+ years legal experience


  • Business Degree
  • IPLegalED, Inc. Patent Paralegal Certificate
  • Paralegal Studies, Weber State University

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

Ethan Boyce


  • 9 years of legal field experience
  • 6 years of Intellectual Property experience


  • Associate of Science Degree, Ensign College, 2012

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

Lindsey Gifford


  • 11 years of legal field experience
  • 9 years of Intellectual Property experience


  • B.S., Health Society and Policy, University of Utah, 2016

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

Anne Frederickson


  • 10 years of legal field experience
  • 7 years of Intellectual Property experience

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

Lindsey Potter


  • 15 years of Intellectual Property experience

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