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Founded over 30 years ago, Workman Nydegger specializes in intellectual property law and complex litigation. The firm represents a wide array of clients in all areas of intellectual property law and complex litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright, litigation and prosecution, unfair competition and related licensing matters, and legal opinion, including pre-ANDA invalidity opinions, and possesses expertise in a diverse range of technologies, including computer systems, software, e-commerce and information technology; electronics and electrical engineering; pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical and life science technologies; physics and optics; mechanics and mechanical engineering and alternative energy. For additional information, please visit www.wnlaw.com.
Larissa Park specializes in patent and other intellectual property strategy, counseling, prosecution, diligence and litigation in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Federal Courts. She works with many clients in numerous diverse industries nationally and internationally to determine and execute a comprehensive IP strategy to address the client's needs in whatever situation or forum.
Sterling D. Fillmore counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property. He works with companies of all sizes, ranging from global multinational corporations to small startups and single inventors. He also serves universities, both in and outside of Utah, in procuring patents in both the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Fillmore has extensive experience in all matters of patent prosecution, including the preparation and filing of patent applications in the U.S. and abroad, conducting examiner interviews and post-examination proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Prior to law school, he studied physics and spent nearly four years working on research involving ferritin protein nanobatteries and indium-doped semiconductor nanocrystals. Mr. Fillmore also counsels clients in patent infringement and validity opinions, licensing of intellectual property rights, freedom to operate, and due diligence of IP portfolios during acquisitions and mergers.
Nick Panno concentrates on intellectual property counseling, including foreign and domestic patent prosecution, patent litigation, patent licensing, IP due diligence and opinions on validity, infringement and patentability.
Nick primarily focuses on software, hardware, electrical and mechanical intellectual property. He has represented clients in patent matters involving a wide range of technologies, such as e-commerce, encryption, cyber security, social networking, telecommunications, network management, lighting, electronic train control and signaling, remote tracking and consumer electronics.