David V. Trask

Founder

Mr. Trask, of counsel, has brought over forty years of experience in transactional and litigation matters, primarily in the fields of intellectual property and commercial law. He had extensive experience, both as an advocate and as a neutral, in arbitration proceedings involving technology, performing arts, intellectual property, and commercial disputes. Mr. Trask also served as a mediator. His educational and practice backgrounds included matters involving mechanical, chemical, electrical/electronic, medical, and related technologies.

Mr. Trask served as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau and the American Arbitration Association. He received Martindale Hubbell’s AV rating, the publication’s highest rating, and was listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” for ten consecutive years.

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers – 1991-2016
  • Best Lawyers SLC Trademark Law Lawyer of the Year 2013
  • MartinDale-Hubbell (AV Rated) – 2013
  • Super Lawyers – 2007
  • Utah Legal Elite – 2010-2011

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Electromechanical Devices
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining
  • Sporting goods

Bar Admissions

  • Utah Bar
  • Minnesota Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota and U.S. District Court of Minnesota
  • Utah and U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Community and Professional Organizations

  • Wasatch Mountain Club – Board of Directors
  • Utah Entrepreneur Challenge (University of Utah)
  • Board of Directors, Salt Lake Jazz Society
  • American Arbitration Association – Commercial and Intellectual Property Panels
  • International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
  • Association for Dispute Resolution (ACR)
  • Utah Dispute Resolution (Community Mediation Center)

Education

  • University of Minnesota, B.S. in Metallurgy
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., Law Review

Prior Professional Experience

  • Patent Attorney, Chemical Division of PPG Industries
  • General Corporate Practice, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Construction Company
  • Research Scientist, Dept. of Radiology, University of Minnesota, Mayo Memorial Hospital
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota
  • ADR panelist

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