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Scott Hilton is a registered patent attorney and a partner at Kunzler Bean & Adamson, PC. Scott and the rest of the KB&A Team help tech giants manage and expand their IP portfolios and help small startups get their IP off the ground.  While Scott can help with your patents, trademarks, and copyrights, KB&A also has a corporate section, that can help you with your business formation and funding, and a litigation section, that can help solve your disputes.

Scott joined Kunzler Law Group in February of 2006 after studying electrical and computer engineering at Brigham Young University. He attended law school at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Prior to joining the firm, Scott performed patent and prior art research and analysis on the 3GPP wireless standard for a coalition of the world's largest wireless companies.  Scott researched and categorized thousands of documents in the wireless field and helped design and populate a category tree for the wireless industry in which the documents and patents were accessible using a custom, online, wireless prior art database. Scott worked with and trained attorneys and engineers around the world in intellectual property and technical matters in the wireless field. Scott later worked in-house for Fujifilm Microdisks, where he drafted core patent applications and screened patents in the storage industry in preparation for a new product release.

During law school, local patent attorneys selected Scott as the Best Oralist in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court competition between law schools. Scott’s paper entitled “Free and Open Source Software: How Free are the Nonliteral Elements?” was selected as a winner in the Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition on copyright law. Scott finished his final year of law school at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he researched the subject of Internet regulation with regard to the Internet Community Ports Act and worked to introduce a CyberSafety Constituency within ICANN, the Internet governing body.

For more information, contact Scott Hilton by chat, by email at scott.hilton@kba.law, by phone at 1-800-965-8446, or schedule a free consultation.

 

Robert Gempeler is a registered patent attorney in the intellectual property group at Kunzler Bean & Adamson. Robert’s practice focuses on patent drafting, patent prosecution, patent litigation, patent searching, trademarks, copyrights, and licensing matters. Robert has experience in various technology areas including computer software and hardware, artificial intelligence and machine learning, networking, electrical systems, mobile devices, mobile applications, e-commerce, quantum computing, search optimization, cryptographic systems, internet technologies, mechanical systems, and more.

Robert joined KB&A as a law clerk while attending law school at Brigham Young University, where he graduated magna cum laude. While in law school, Robert served as a Senior Editor of the BYU Law Review and the International Law and Management Review and was a member of the BYU Moot Court Team. Prior to law school, Robert received an MBA from the University of Utah and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Utah State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in the top 5% of his class.

Before pursuing a career as a patent attorney, Robert worked as a software engineer for a software developer in St. George, Utah. While there, Robert was a member of a team responsible for the development and maintenance of a multi-language, static source code analysis tool. Robert gained experience with various programming and computer technologies while working as a software engineer, including C, C++, C#, Java, PHP, HTML, XML, SQL, networking, databases, and more. Robert is also conversational in Dutch and Flemish.

 

Mike Rasmussen joined Kunzler Bean & Adamson in 2012, and has experience in patent drafting, patent prosecution, and patentability searches for software and mechanical devices, with a large percentage of drafting and prosecution work focusing on data storage devices. He also has experience in trademark searching and prosecution, and in patent and trademark litigation.

Before joining KB&A, Mike interned with Parlant Technology, where he worked with in-house counsel to patent the company’s core technology, defend patent infringement litigation, and write software licenses.

Mike earned his law degree from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2012. In law school, he was in the top 10% of his class and won the J. Reuben Clark Award for academic excellence. Prior to law school, he earned his B.S. degree in physics from Brigham Young University, with a minor in mathematics. His undergraduate experience includes working with vacuum ultraviolet and carbon nanotubes, and jobs in software support.

 

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