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Thomas J. Rossa

Holme Roberts & Owen LLP

299 South Main Street
Suite 1800
Salt Lake City UT, 84111
US

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Litigation experience centers on intellectual property principally dealing with patent and trademark infringement matters but also dealing with contracts, trade secrets, unfair competition and employment agreements.
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EW #851 is special counsel in our Salt Lake City office, joined the firm in 2000. He came with 27 years of business and intellectual property litigation experience including four years as a corporate patent counsel.

His litigation experience centers on intellectual property principally dealing with patent and trademark infringement matters but also dealing with contracts, trade secrets, unfair competition and employment agreements. Technologies litigated include exercise equipment, electrical controls, archery sporting goods, industrial filters, intravenous therapy (catheters), industrial coatings and adhesive application equipment. He has appeared in the U.S. International Trade Commission (§ 337 trial/hearing) and in 19 Federal District Courts. He has also managed litigation in Germany, France and Japan and conducted a patent validity trial in the European Patent Office.

He has also been active in the preparation and prosecution of applications for patents in a wide range of mechanical, electrical and electronic technologies. He also has undertaken trademark matters including oppositions and cancellation proceedings. He has appeared as an expert witness on issues relating to patents and licensing. He has also lectured on intellectual property to various bar organizations.

EW #851  has an engineering degree including undergraduate work and graduate work in nuclear engineering and electronics. He also served on a nuclear submarine for several years.

EDUCATION:
J.D., University of Utah, 1973
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy, 1963

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY AFFLIATIONS:
Utah State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section, member, 1973-Present
Utah State Bar Lawyers Benefits Committee, Chairman, 1977-1979
Utah State Bar Credit Union, President, 1978-1979
Utah State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section, Chairman, 1977-1978
Utah State Bar Judiciary Committee, member, 1978
Utah State Bar Bridge-The-Gap Committee, Co-Chair, 1974-1975
Utah State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee 1997- Present
United Way, Chairman of various allocation committees, 1986-1998
Utah Issues, Board member, 1991-1992
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