Gregory C. BakerShareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Baker received his J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law and holds a Masters and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah. Prior to working at TraskBritt, Mr. Baker worked as a television engineer for KUED Television where he assisted in the station's transition from analog to digital and high definition technology. Mr. Baker also assisted in the implementation of the station's hardware and software automation and digital asset management systems. While attending law school, Mr. Baker was honored as a William H. Leary Scholar and received the CALI… more

Daniel J BezdjianAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Bezdjian received his J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Bezdjian also received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah, where he graduated magna cum laude. Prior to working at TraskBritt, Mr. Bezdjian worked as a chemical engineer for Tesoro Corporation where he participated in unit optimization and focused on increasing yields while minimizing energy losses and greenhouse gas emissions. During law school, Mr. Bezdjian received the CALI Award for the highest grade in patent drafting and in intellectual… more

Brett C. BoothAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Booth received his J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he graduated with honors.  While attending law school, Mr. Booth was honored as a William H. Leary scholar and received the CALI Award for the highest grade in trademark law. Mr. Booth holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah, and an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University.  At BYU, Mr. Booth served as a research assistant in the field of MIMO wireless communications.  Also, as an undergraduate at the University of Utah, he participated in research… more

William S. BrittFounder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Britt, of counsel, has been in private practice since 1969 and has extensive experience in obtaining, enforcing, and licensing intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Prior to founding TraskBritt, he was a patent attorney for PPG Industries and an adjunct and associate professor of law at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His technological areas of expertise include the fields of high technology materials, inorganic and organic chemicals, chemical processing, agricultural chemicals and equipment, medical equipment, and engineered structures. He has served as an expert witness in trade secret, trademark, and patent litigation and as an arbitrator… more

H. Dickson BurtonShareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Burton is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on helping clients ranging from large, publicly traded companies to small technology startups resolve patent, trademark and trade secret disputes, including by taking cases to trial. Mr. Burton has successfully led trial teams in state and federal courts around the country, as well as in IPRs and other proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Burton is also frequently called upon to serve as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in patent and other intellectual property… more

Edgar R. CataxinosShareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Cataxinos is a Director and the Managing Shareholder of TraskBritt. His practice emphasizes patent preparation and prosecution and patent related litigation. Mr. Cataxinos performs patent and technology portfolio evaluations and audits for clients. He regularly advises clients on intellectual property licensing, trademark cancellations and oppositions, and patent interferences. In addition, Mr. Cataxinos has litigated numerous intellectual property matters through trial and has successfully argued appeals before the Federal Circuit in patent matters. Mr. Cataxinos is a registered pharmacist with twenty years of industry experience in intravenous medications, pharmacokinetics, and general laboratory analysis. As the Director of Pharmacy Services for… more

Charly Doe, MBA, CLMExecutive Director | Full Bio | Vcard |

Ms. Doe is a Certified Legal Manager and has managed, directly or in a supervisory capacity, human resources, accounting, information technology, marketing and facilities. She holds a Bachelors' of Science in Business Administration and a MBA in Finance. She achieved her Certification from the Association of Legal Administrators in 2002. Ms. Doe is active in the Association of Legal Administrators and held the office of President of the Valley of the Sun Chapter in 2000-2001. She also served two terms as co-chair of the Arizona State Bar Law Practice Management Section and served six years on the Association of Legal… more

Jesse M. FloresAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Flores received his J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Utah. Prior to working at TraskBritt, Mr. Flores worked as a chemical engineer for the launch systems division of Alliant Techsystems, where he participated in the design and optimization of industrial process related to energetic materials reclamation and neutralization, water treatment and remote firing systems. Mr. Flores also worked as an engineering technician for the Institute of Combustion and Energy studies, where he assisted with the construction and analysis of multiple pilot scale… more

Andrew G. GerlaAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Gerla received his J.D. from the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark School of Law and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining TraskBritt, Mr. Gerla worked as a legal intern at an engineering firm specializing in oil and gas drilling equipment, polycrystalline diamond production, and other technologies. During law school, Mr. Gerla was a mentor on the Moot Court Team and was recognized on the Dean’s List every semester. more

J. Jeffrey GunnShareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Jeff’s practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution and litigation for corporate clients throughout the United States and around the globe. He provides on-going services to clients involved in the fields of semiconductors, oil and gas, aerospace and defense, medical and dental products, and consumer products.  His experience extends through various technology areas including materials science, chemistry and chemical processes, nanotechnology, optical technology, mechanical devices, and electromechanical devices. In addition to prosecution and litigation, Jeff has substantial experience in patent reexamination proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in assisting… more

Steven W. GutkeShareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Gutke received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Mr. Gutke received the Rickert Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement. The Rickert Award Program is considered the most prestigious awards program conducted by the College of Law. Mr. Gutke also served as Notes Editor for the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. During law school, Mr. Gutke was invited to take part in the Patent Pilot Program at the College of Law. As part of this program, Mr. Gutke worked in… more

Katherine A. HamerShareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Ms. Hamer's practice emphasizes the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications. Her practice focuses on inventions in the aerospace, biofuels, environmental, green energy, national defense, nuclear, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and drug delivery industries. Before joining TraskBritt, Ms. Hamer worked at NPS Pharmaceuticals, isolating spider and scorpion venoms, doing chromatography of small molecules and proteins, and performing high throughput screening of small molecules. Ms. Hamer also has experience in enzyme characterization studies and in the synthesis and purification of small molecules. more

Andrew A. HuffordAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Hufford holds a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside.  His Master's degree research focused on localizing a novel human tumor suppressor gene on chromosome 11q.  He also studied the molecular pathway for vitellogenesis (egg maturation) in the Aedes aegypti mosquito, using RNA interference, real-time PCR, and microinjection techniques.  In 1996, he was awarded a Chancellor's Distinguished Research Fellowship to promote his work.  He then joined the Ph.D. program with the UCLA Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, researching the role of lactic acid accumulation and… more

Brandon S. MechamAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Mecham, an associate with TraskBritt, received his J.D. from University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire. He is holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. more

Jeffery M. MichelsenAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Michelsen joined TraskBritt as a student associate and is now Of Counsel to the firm. Mr. Michelsen brings industry experience to TraskBritt in the areas of electrical and mechanical engineering. Prior to joining TraskBritt, Mr. Michelsen worked for Motorola, VSLI, and Intel as a Design Engineer and Manager, specializing in circuit design, computer architecture, computer graphics, image processing, and software development. He also worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Boeing performing fuselage stress analysis and developing signal processing software. Additionally, he holds nine patents as an inventor in the areas of computer graphics, computer systems, and integrated circuit design. more

Daniel J. Morath, Ph.D.Shareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Dr. Morath, a Shareholder, holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Utah, a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan, and a J.D. from Brigham Young University. Dr. Morath's doctoral dissertation was centered around the development of glial stem cells, and specifically on the metal requirements for proper fate specification and differentiation. As a post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Morath staged the embryonic lethality of Anitizyme 1/2 knockout mice, generated novel myoblast cell lines and explored the effects of gentamicin treatment on stop codon readthrough. more

Krista Weber PowellAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Ms. Weber Powell has served TraskBritt as an associate and a shareholder and is currently of counsel. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Weber Powell served as a civil litigation attorney for Richards, Brandt, Miller & Nelson. Her practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent preparation, prosecution, and licensing and analysis of patent positions in the areas of pharmaceutical, chemical, biotechnical, and semiconductor fabrication, with an emphasis on assisting in the acquisition and enforcement of patents. more

Stephen E. PulleyAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Pulley received his J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he graduated cum laude, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.  Prior to working at TraskBritt, Mr. Pulley was a Diffusion Engineer at Micron Technology, Inc., where he studied, maintained, and enhanced semiconductor manufacturing in an advanced microchip fabrication facility.   During law school, Mr. Pulley received first place in the Kilpatrick Townsend Award for Intellectual Property Writing and Scholarship. Mr. Pulley served as a Senior Editor of the BYU… more

Elizabeth H. SchiermanAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Elizabeth Schierman’s practice is centered on guiding innovators through the protection, acquisition, and/or commercialization of patent and trademark rights.  Having IP experience in a variety of technology fields and spanning the breadth of intellectual property law, she counsels clients ranging from international corporations to start-up businesses.  She holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Law from the University of Idaho.  She is an advisory board member for the Department of Chemicals and Materials Engineering in Moscow, Idaho, and is also a member and two-time past chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the… more

Warunee Srisiri, Ph. D.Shareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Dr. Srisiri is a shareholder with TraskBritt. She received her J.D. from the Charleston School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude, ranked first in her graduating class, while working full time as a patent agent.  Dr. Srisiri also holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Arizona and a masters degree in business administration (MBA) from the Citadel School of Business. Dr. Srisiri has had extensive experience as a scientist and a business manager prior to practicing patent law. After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Srisiri worked as a scientist at Johnson Polymer for three years before joining the… more

Alexander T. Stein, Ph.D.Shareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Dr. Stein is a shareholder with TraskBritt. received his J.D. from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, and holds a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Behavior from the University of Washington. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Reed College. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Stein studied the molecular mechanics of membrane transport proteins, including excitatory amino acid transporters and nucleoside transporters from Leishmania donovani. Dr. Stein's doctoral dissertation concerned the molecular mechanism of hyperalgesia, and specifically revealed that phospholipid signaling mediated by PI3K recruits new pain-sensitive ion channels to the… more

David V. TraskFounder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Trask, of counsel, brings over forty-five years of experience in transactional and litigation matters, primarily in the fields of intellectual property and commercial law. He has extensive experience, both as an advocate and as a neutral, in arbitration proceedings involving technology, performing arts, intellectual property, and commercial disputes. Mr. Trask has also often served as a mediator. His educational and practice backgrounds include matters involving mechanical, chemical, electrical/electronic, medical, and related technologies. Mr. Trask serves as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and the American Arbitration Association. He has received Martindale Hubbell's AV rating, the publication's highest rating,… more

Allen C. TurnerShareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Turner began his legal career at TraskBritt. He spent three years in The Netherlands as in-house counsel for Akzo Pharma (later Akzo Nobel) before rejoining TraskBritt, where he is now a Director and Shareholder. His practice involves all areas of intellectual property law, with special emphasis on obtaining patent prosecution for chemical and pharmaceutical developments including developments in the areas of drugs, natural products, vaccines, medical, biological, gene therapy, and other related inventions. Mr. Turner has participated in litigation matters, both in the United States and Europe. He has extensive experience in conducting due diligence of IP Portfolios. more

Joseph A. WalkowskiShareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Walkowski brings over thirty years of intellectual property experience to TraskBritt, where he is a Director and Shareholder. Prior to joining TraskBritt, Mr. Walkowski served in corporate positions in the oil service industry, first with Halliburton Company and subsequently as chief patent counsel for Eastman Christensen, now a subsidiary of Baker Hughes Incorporated. His practice focuses on acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights and his background includes substantial experience in U.S. and international patent prosecution as well as intellectual property licensing and litigation. Mr. Walkowski has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the field… more

James C. WatsonShareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Watson, a Shareholder with TraskBritt, received his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. more

Nathan E. WhitlockShareholder | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Whitlock, a Shareholder with TraskBritt, assists clients with intellectual property in technical areas such as chemical and materials processing, mining, energy, explosives, aerospace, and nanotechnology. He received his J.D. cum laude from Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina. He received the Robert Netherland Miller Scholarship for academic achievement. Mr. Whitlock was an Executive Editor for Law & Contemporary Problems, Duke Law School's oldest journal. He was an officer of the Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Society. Mr. Whitlock, a Registered Patent Attorney, holds B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Chemical Engineering. He has worked in research, development, testing, and evaluation… more

Kyle M. WoodhouseAttorney | Full Bio | Vcard |

Mr. Woodhouse received his J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Idaho State University graduating first in class with High Honors. During law school, Mr. Woodhouse was the recipient of the Foreign Language Areas Studies Scholarship and a participant in the National Moot Court Team. more

About Trask Britt

David V. Trask and William S. Britt founded TraskBritt, P.C. in 1973. Located in the Intermountain West, the firm represents national and international corporations, research organizations, universities, and individuals throughout the world, with a substantial client base in the European Union. TraskBritt has attorneys admitted to the United State Patent… more

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of TraskBritt is to provide the highest-quality professional and legal services in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost through the use of innovative technologies, practices and procedures and ongoing education and training of the attorneys and professional staff.

Practice Areas

TraskBritt provides all aspects of Intellectual Property Law representation, including U.S. and International Patent Prosecution including contested proceedings, Counseling and Strategic Planning, Designs, Dispute Resolution, Due Diligence, Intellectual Property and Other Complex Litigation, Opinions, Trade Secrets, Trademarks & Copyrights and Transactions and Licensing.

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Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

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