Allen C.Turner


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.

BL ACT 2017             turner-lawyer-of-year            Patent 1000 2016 recommended individual small             Utah Legal Elite


Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers – 2007-2017
  • Best Lawyers SLC Patent Law Lawyer of the Year 2016
  • IP Stars – 2013, 2014
  • Utah Legal Elite – 2007, 2010-2011

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Coordinating intellectual property protection worldwide for clients to ensure optimal protection
  • Experienced in license negotiations with and analyzing worldwide patent positions of third parties
  • International brand protection

Prior Professional Experience

  • In-house Patent Attorney for Akzo Pharma bv, Oss, The Netherlands (now Akzo Nobel)
  • Registered Pharmacist


  • University of Utah, B.S. in Pharmacy, Minor in Spanish
  • University of Utah, J.D.

Bar Admissions

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

Court Admissions

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

Community and Professional Organizations

  • Member, The International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property law and section of International Law
  • Member, ABA Forum committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • International Trademark Association


  • English, Dutch, Spanish