L. Grant Foster
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L. Grant Foster

Partner
foster.grant@dorsey.com

Overview

GRANT MANAGES IP PORTFOLIOS FOR CLIENTS ACROSS MEDICAL DEVICES, OUTDOOR SPORTING GOODS PRODUCTS, TECHNOLOGY, AND FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES.

Grant combines over 25 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

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 Proceedings
  • 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.

Industries & Practices

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

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Utah Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • 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

Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property, 2018
    • Band 1 – Individual Recognition
    • Band 1 – H&H SLC IP Group Recognition
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, Trademark Law– Salt Lake City, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Top 100 Lawyers
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star
  • IAM Patent 1000, listed as “Highly Recommended” for Utah: Individuals – Patent Prosecution
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent® Rating
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Intellectual Property


L. Grant Foster