L. Grant Foster
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L. Grant Foster

Partner
foster.grant@dorsey.com

Overview

GRANT MANAGES IP PORTFOLIOS FOR CLIENTS ACROSS A WIDE VARIETY OF TECHNOLOGIES, INCLUDING COMPUTER, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MEDICAL DEVICE, OUTDOOR/SPORTING GOODS,  AND FOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES.

Grant combines over 30 years of patent prosecution experience with extensive intellectual property litigation and trial experience. Twice in a decade, Grant was part of a trial team that defended patents he helped clients obtain. In both instances, juries found the patents were valid and willfully infringed, resulting in enhanced jury awards. Both of these decisions (along with related USPTO proceedings), were upheld on every issue at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The outcome of one of those cases represents the largest patent infringement damages award to date in Utah.

Grant is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has handled numerous cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Interferences, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He is also AAA Mediation Trained and mediates IP-focused cases. He serves as a neutral panel member of Utah ADR Services.

Education & Admissions

Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (J.D., 1989), Member and Associate Editor of Law Review, 1987-1989

University of Utah (B.S., Mining Engineering, 1986)

Admissions

  • Utah
  • Washington
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Languages

  • Spanish

Experience

Representative Work

Preparation and Prosecution
  • Patent portfolio development and management
  • Domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution

Opinions and Counseling

  • Patent infringement and validity analysis
  • Non-infringement/invalidity opinions
  • Product design counseling

Patent Licensing and Due Diligence

  • Licensing negotiations and strategies
  • Strategic patent acquisitions
  • Product clearances
  • IP due diligence

IP Litigation

  • Patent Infringement
  • Trademark Infringement
  • USPTO Post Grant Proceedings
  • IP Mediation
TECHNOLOGIES

Medical devices of all types, orthotic and prosthetic devices, home security, computer and telecommunications hardware, computer software, energy and waste treatment, agricultural technologies, automotive technologies, athletic equipment, hunting and outdoor equipment.

News & Resources

News & Press Mentions

Super Lawyers Recognizes 16 Dorsey Attorneys in Salt Lake City
IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes 13 Dorsey Attorneys in World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021
IAM Global Leaders Recognizes Four Dorsey Attorneys for 2021
IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes 13 Dorsey Attorneys in World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020
Super Lawyers Recognizes 21 Dorsey Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Twenty-two Dorsey Attorneys Named to Utah ‘Legal Elite’
IAM Global Leaders Recognizes Four Dorsey Attorneys for 2020
IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes 12 Dorsey Attorneys in World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019
Super Lawyers Recognizes 22 Dorsey Attorneys in Salt Lake City
Managing Intellectual Property Ranks Seventeen Dorsey Attorneys as 2019 IP Stars
Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices
Twenty Dorsey Attorneys Named to Utah ‘Legal Elite’
15 Dorsey Lawyers in Salt Lake City Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 and 2019 Lawyers of the Year
Seventeen Dorsey Attorneys Ranked 2018 IP Stars
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Dorsey Lawyers and Practices in Salt Lake City
IP Hires: BakerHostetler, Dickinson Wright, Dorsey
Dorsey Scores Team Of 10 IP Attys From Holland & Hart
Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations
Utah Business: People on the Move
Dorsey Salt Lake City Office Continues to Add Key Talent

Industries & Practices

  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Patent Prosecution, Portfolio Strategy & Management
  • Technology
  • Trademark, Copyright & Advertising

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Utah Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, Intellectual Property Board, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member 
  • David K. Winder IP Inn of Court, Master

Accolades

Ranked in Chambers USA 2020  Ranked in Chambers USA 2019 Leading Individual  Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual
Managing Intellectual Property Firm of the Year 2019
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Band 1 Individual Ranking, Intellectual Property, 2008-2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Copyright Law– Salt Lake City, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Trademark Law– Salt Lake City, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2013-present
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Top 100 Lawyers, 2012-2016
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property, 2007-present
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star, 2013-2019
  • Recognized in IAM Global Leaders, 2020-2021
  • IAM Patent 1000, listed as “Highly Recommended” for Utah: Individuals – Patent Prosecution, 2013-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent® Rating, 1996-present
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Intellectual Property, 2004-present
L. Grant Foster