BRETT H. PETERSON

Brett H. Peterson
Registered Patent Attorney

My practice focuses primarily on patent procurement and patent analysis such as validity, infringement, and freedom to operate analysis. I have extensive experience with both U.S. and foreign patents. I have drafted and prosecuted patent applications for a wide range of technologies including chemicals and chemical processes, biological agents and treatment methodologies, medical devices, prosthetic joints, ballistic devices, bullet containment systems, and tools and machinery. I have experience with patent appeals, patent re-examination and reissue proceedings, patent infringement analysis, and freedom to operate analysis, as well as experience with trademark prosecution and enforcement, copyright filings, and litigation.

I attended the University of Utah where I graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. During this time, I worked for two years at the Engineering department's Petroleum Research Center, a state center of excellence, where I designed experiments, designed and built equipment for these experiments, and conducted experiments in high pressure fluid dynamics and oil reservoir simulation.

My hobbies include automobile construction and restoration, amateur rocketry, radio control model airplanes, ceramics, and gardening. These hobbies have given me experience in CNC machining of steel, aluminum and plastics, designing and constructing electrical control circuitry, designing, building, and flying model airplanes, construction of refractory kilns for ceramics, making ceramic sculpture and vases and formulating ceramic glazes. I am currently constructing a 1965 A/C Cobra replica.

EDUCATION
J.D., University of Utah, 2004
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Utah, 2001

ADMISSIONS
Utah State Bar, 2004
Utah State Supreme Court, 2004
U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2004
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2006

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