Patent & Trademark Lawyer – Steven Rinehart

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Steven Rinehart is a registered patent attorney in Salt Lake City who handles patents and trademark filings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); as well as litigation involving patents, trademarks and domain names. He obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2003 from the University of Utah after matriculating at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo. He studied computer science, naval science and English as an undergraduate. Steven has filed over 1,000 patents and trademarks and handled hundreds of lawsuits and arbitrations in U.S. courts involving intellectual property. Steve regularly handles domain name disputes (a form of a trademark dispute), including UDRP and ACPA matters. Steve is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Utah, the USPTO, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has experience litigating intellectual property cases before the TTAB (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board), the PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board), the ITC (Court of International Trade), National Arbitration Forum (NAF), and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He is a partner with VestedLaw LLP d/b/a Western IP Law. Steven in also a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of the Lusitania, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which owns the salvage rights to the RMS Lusitania (torpedoed off the coast of Ireland in 1915, bringing the U.S. into WWI).

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Education

Juris Doctorate: U. of Utah College of Law (2003)

Bachelors: Brigham Young Unversity (2000)

Licensed Pilot: Federal Aviation Admin.

Admissions

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (61,403)

Utah Bar Association (11,494)

Virginia State Bar (81,738)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2016)

• Eastern District of Texas

U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)

Court of International Trade (2021)

Contact

Address

110 S. Regent Street, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone

801-347-5173

801-347-5173

Email

info@utahpatentattorneys.com

steve@utahpatentattorneys.com

Recent Publications by Steve

Rinehart, Steven L., Regula Pro Lege Si Deficit Lex: The Latin Sapience of High Judges; FEDERAL LAWYER 63, 52 – 57 (Sep. 4, 2016).

Rinehart, Steven L., Small Claims Court: Getting More Bang for Fewer Bucks, 23 UTAH BAR J. 32-34 (Sep. 4, 2010) (quoted by the Supreme Court in Allen v. Moyer, 2011 UT 44, 259 P.3d 1049).

Rinehart, Steven L., Officivm Tvvm; 30 UTAH BAR J.30 (May 2, 2017).

Samples of Steve's Utility Patents
Recent Federal Litigation
Penn State v. Keystone Alternatives (Case 3:2-AT-6000) (2020), U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania (trademark infringement/cybersquatting) (Pending).
Storage Designs v. Patsy Store (Case 2:21-cv-324) (2022), U.S. District Court for Utah.
Blue Water Innovations v. Vevazz (Case 6:20-cv-774) (2019), U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Venue successfully changed).
Nut Dust Ltd v. Wemer (Case 91270030) (2021), Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (Pending).
Blue Water Innovations v. Vevazz (Case 6:20-cv-774) (2019), U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming (Settled on favorable terms).
Innovative Staffing v. ISHR (Case No. 91214407) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (represented respondent and prevailed in cybersquatting/trademark opposition proceeding).
Avus Holdings v. Next Distributions (Case 2:19-CV-228) (2019), U.S. District Court for the District of Utah (patent infringement).
The Joint Sugarhouse v. I4 Solutions (Case No. 2:16-CV-151) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (representing Defendants in copyright infringement action).
Strong College Students v. CHHJ Franchising (Case No. 2:12-CV-1156) U.S. District Court for District of Arizona (represented plaintiff in cybersquatting matter lost on summary judgment).
EZQuest v. Baorui (Case No. 2:12-CV-730) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah (prevailed representing plaintiff in cybersquatting matter and secured preliminary injunction).
Halo Board v. Equalia, LLC (Case No. 17-1658) U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (patent infringement matter settled on favorable terms).
Goulding v. Hill (Case No 2:14-CV-905), U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (cybersquatting case representing Plaintiff terminating with transfer of the disputed domains).
Equalia, LLC v. Kushgo, LLC (Case No. 2:16-cv-2851) U.S. District Court for District of Nevada (patent infringement matter settled on favorable terms).
RMV Enterprises v. ksoftware.com (Case No. 1:12-CV-335) U.S. District Court for the District of Virginia (prevailed representing plaintiff in in rem cybersquatting matter).
Bad Apple, LLC v. Linear Magnitude, Inc. (Case No. 2:17-cv-76) U.S. District Court for the District Utah (settled on favorable terms).
Skywalker Holdings v. YJ IP (Case No. 1:16-CV-64) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (representing defendant in patent infringement matter).
Carpenter v. myschool (Case No. 1:15-CV-212) U.S. District Court for the District of Virginia (represented defendant in cybersquatting matter lost on summary judgment days before trial).
Fashion C.C. v. Apple Computer (Case No. 2:10-CV-195) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (representing plaintiff settled with permanent injunction).
Innovative Staffing v. ISHR (Case No. 2:14-CV-927) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (representing defendant settled on favorable terms).
International Marketing v. Bradley Morris (Case No 1:10-CV-26) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (prevailed representing Plaintiff with case dismissal).
Atkinson v. Ronald Fisher (Case No. 2:09-CV-601) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (represented Plaintiffs in fraud action).
Web Entertainment Limited v. y8.org (Case No. 1:14-CV-1416) U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (represented defendant in settled cybersquatting matter).
Denis Reah v. Electronics Show Place (Case No. 2:09-CV-601) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (represented defendant in patent infringement case successfully dismissed for lack of jurisdiction).
Denmel Holdings v. BlueLounge (Case No. 2:15-CV-87) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (represented defendant in patent infringement action, settled on favorable terms).
Robinson v. DEFY Waterflight (Case No. 2:16-CV-833) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (representing defendant in patent infringement matter).
Associated Recovery v. Butcher (Case No. 2:16-CV-126) U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (represented plaintiff in cybersquatting matter involving 200 domains).
MeridainLink v. DH Holdings (Case No. CMB2013-00008) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark (USPTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) (represented complainant in post-grant review proceeding before the PTAB).
Sater v. Kriss (Case No. 2:16-CV-932) U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona (cybersquatting matter).
American Covers v. Rok Imports (Case No 2:12-CV-279) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (represented defendant in patent infringement matter in which defendant successfully dismissed).
Savage Logistics v. Savage Companies (Case No. 4:15-CV-5015) U.S. District Court for the District of Washington (representing plaintiff in trademark infringement matter).
Savage Companies v. Savage Logistics (Case No 2:16-CV-265) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (representing defendant in trademark infringement matter).
Planet Blue v. Harmonix (Case No. 1:99-MC-9999) U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware (represented defendant in patent infringement matter).
• Park City Transportation v. Park City Limousines (Case No. 2:15-CV-24) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (representing defendant in trademark infringement matter).
Planet Blue v. OC3 Entertainment (Case No. ) U.S. District Court for the District of California, Northern Division (represented defendant in patent infringement matter).
• Matthew Crowder v. Heavy Lifting (Case No. ) U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (cybersquatting case).
West Coast Trends v. Ogio International (Case No. 6:10-CV-688) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah (represented plaintiff in patent infringement matter settled on favorable terms).
Universal Trim Supply v. K & K Companies (Case No. 2:09-CV-18) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (represented defendant in patent infringement matter settled without payment).
Bullex v. JinHakYoo (Case No. 2:10-CV-668) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah (prevailed representing plaintiff in cybersquatting matter with injunction).
RentMaster v. Shain Trading Corporation (Case No 2:10-CV-319) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (represented plaintiff in cybersquatting case dismissed for lack of personal jurisdiction).
TruckMaster Logistics Systems v. Internet Enterprises (Case No. 2:09-CV-374) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (settled representing counterclaimant in cybersquatting matter involving truckmaster.com).
Rinehart v. Eighty B.N. (Case No. 120700582) Utah’s Second Judicial District Court (prevailed representing plaintiff in rare state court cybersquatting case involving the Lanham Act (a federal statute)).
FPS Games v. Kyle Meyers (Case No. 91208378) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (represented respondent and prevailed in cybersquatting/trademark opposition proceeding).
Phi-ten USA v. Rocky Mountain School of Baseball (Case No. 1:10-CV-145) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (represented plaintiff in trademark infringement matter).
PrizeWise v. Oppenheimer (Case 2:07-CV-792) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (represented plaintiff in breach of NDA matter which was lost on summary judgment).
JIVE Commerce d/b/a Vino Grotto v. Wine Racks America (Case 1:18-CV-49) (2019), U.S. District Court for the District of Utah (trademark infringement).
Alamo v. Wagmar Technologies (Case No. 91227082) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (represented respondent and settled in cybersquatting/trademark opposition).
Fashion C.C. v. Little (Case No. 91217375) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (represented complainant in trademark opposition).
Strong College Student Moving v. Freidman (Case No. 92058063) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (represented complainant in trademark opposition).
Elevation Distillery v. Salt Lake Distillery (Case No. 91217045) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (represented complainant in trademark opposition settled on favorable terms).
Oceanside Capital v. AB (Case No. 91205819) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (represented complainant in trademark opposition settled).
Under Armor v. Gatlin (Case No. 91203875) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (represented respondent in trademark opposition).
Scimone v. Tinnus (Case No. 92051876) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (represented complainant in trademark opposition).
Savage Logistics v. Savage Companies (Case No. 91221522) U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Trademark (USPTO) Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) (represented complainant in trademark opposition).
Aperture Net v. Kyocera International (Case 3:19-CV-2091) (2020), U.S. District Court for Southern District of California (patent infringement).
Sock City, Inc. v. Oceanside Capital Corp (Case 2:19-CV-831) (2020), U.S. District Court for the District of Utah (cybersquatting case under Lanham Act).
Appellate Cases

Halo Board v. Equalia LLC (Case No. 17-1658), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (patent infringement).

Robertson Marine v. I4 Solutions, Case No. 20080962, 2010 UT App 9.

400+

Patents Filed

Mr. Rinehart has filed over 400 patent applications.

400+

Trademarks Filed

Steve has filed over 400 trademarks applications.

200+

IP Litigation Matters

Steve has handled over 200 patent and trademark litigation matters in federal courts and in arbitration.