J. Jeffrey Gunn


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 clients with joint research and development projects and licensing arrangements involving intellectual property.

In addition to his law degree, Mr. Gunn holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Utah. Prior to joining TraskBritt, Mr. Gunn worked for C.R. Bard, a leading manufacturer of medical devices.

Jeff has been consistently recognized for his services by Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Utah Business Magazine.  He has also been selected for inclusion in the Client Choice Guide – USA and Canada beginning in 2014 for his client services in the field of intellectual property and patents.  The Client Choice awards recognize those law firms and attorneys around the world for the excellent client service they provide, and are selected after surveying senior corporate counsel only.

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Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars – 2009-2010, 2013-2016
  • Client Choice Guide – 2014-2016
  • Best Lawyers – 2015-2016
  • IP Stars 2015-2016

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Manufacturing Processes
  • New Product Design
  • Patent and technology portfolio assessments and audits

Prior Professional Experience

  • Engineer Technician, Bard Access Systems


  • University of Utah, B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering
  • University of Utah, J.D.

Bar Admissions

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

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • Utah Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Community and Professional Organizations

  • Member, Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society


  • Spanish