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Utah Patent Attorney | Steven Rinehart

Intellectual Property (IP) Representation

Steven Rinehart

Steven Rinehart is a patent attorney who regularly prepares, prosecutes, secures and enforces IP rights. He is a partner with Vested Law. He obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2003 after matriculating at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, studying Computer Science, Naval Science and English as an undergraduate. He has started and sold several Internet companies before becoming an attorney, including ewatches.com and prizewise.com.  Steve focuses on patent and Internet law. and is the only attorney in the world to own soley an ICANN-accredited Internet registrar (Domain Train). He has prepared and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications and regularly files patents on improved mechanical devices as well as software. He has represented a plurality of Internet registrars in successful accreditation before ICANN, including Webveloper.  Steve has handled over 200 domain name disputes. He is a the founder of a free legal file exchange. Steve is also a licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Eastern District of Texas, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

 

UTAH STATE BAR

Licensed: 2007 
Bar No. 11,494
U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Licensed: 2007
Bar No. 61,403
VIRGINIA STATE BAR

Licensed: 2010 
Bar No. 81,738

 

U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
Admitted: 2016
EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

Admitted: 2015

 

 

University of Utah College of Law
Brigham Young University Provo, Utah
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Juris Doctorate (JD) 2003
Bachelor of Arts (BA) 2000
Licensed Pilot 2005

 

 

 

 

 

I work in association with other patent attorney with proficiency in most of the major technical arts. I regularly file patent applications with the USPTO and handle office action reponses. I regularly handle litigation matters, including IP infringement lawsuits, opposition proceedings before the TTAB, reexamination before the PTAB, and ICANN UDRP domain name disputes -- some of which involve complicated Internet routing and coding issues. I've got a background in computer science and am Internet savvy.  Whatever your IP needs may be, I can offer you expeditious and competent representation.  I believe in the power of intellectual property and my ability to create it, and have filed a number of patents and trademarks for myself (see RESULTS-ORIENTED REPRESENTATION® and Multipurpose Eyewear with Adjustable Arms).  I am available to my clients anytime, including days, nights and weekends. I regularly travel to China, California, and Virginia.


Steven Rinehart
Telephone (U.S.): 888-941-9933
Facsimilie No. (U.S.): 801-665-1292
Mobile Telephone No. (U.S.): 801-347-5173
Email: steve@uspatentlaw.us
V-Card: download
Physical Address: 110 S. Regent Street, Suite 200
                               Salt Lake City, UT 84111
                               United States of America


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Representative Matters, Cases and Information

• Improvised Adjustable Guide Rod For Semiautomatic Pistols 
• Doorframe Jig and Method 
• Multi-Function Ukulele Chord Wheel 
• Exercise Ring 
• Handheld, Integrated Multifunction Shovel 
• Motorhome with Onboard Touring Car, Elevator, and Crew Cabin 
• Detachable Shoe Protector 
• Computer Implemented Semantic Search Methodology, System and Computer Program Product for Determining Information Density in Text 
• Apparatus, System and Method for Composite and Symmertrical Hybrid Electronic Connectors 
• Compact Portable Auger Rack for Single-Operator Function 
• Hydraulically-Actuated Horizontal Flush-Cut Radio Concrete Saw and Trip Hazard Removal Method 
• Bi-Fuel and Dual-Fuel Automotive Combustible Gas Detection Apparatus and Method 
• Golf Swing Training Apparatus 
• Method, System and Computer Program Product for Management of Roping Contestant Entries 
• Locking Electrical Socket 
• Interchangeable Transmission Cradle Attachment for Lift Jack 
• Tamper-Resistant Emergency Medication Reserve Repository
• Economic Means of Aspirating a Fuel Combustion Engine with Non-Atmospheric Gases to Produce a Subsequently Useful Byproduct 
• Means of Processing Fuel Grade Petroleum Coke for Use in Internal Combustion Engines 
• Convective Dissolution of Salts in Situ Ponds 
• Means for Directing a Caller Through and Interactive Voice Response System and of Making Use of Prerecorded Precategorized Scripts 
• Enterprise System and Computer Program Product for Inter-Connecting Multiple Parties in an Interactive Environment Exhibiting Virtual Picture Books 
• Apparatus, System and Method for Stepper Motor Stall Detection 
• Apparatus and Method for Securement of Two-Dimensional Bar Codes with Geometric Symbology
• Method for Producing Fungi for Use in an Ecosystem 
• Adjustable Aircraft Maintenance Platform for Improving Efficiency and Safety of Aircraft Maintenance Operations 
• Adjustable Auger Rack with Flighting Securement Facilitating Vertical Use, Storage and/or Transport of Auger or Drill Bit(s) 
• Multi-Configurable Modular Decking System 
• Motorcycle Passenger Bar
• Shackle and Method for Stabilizing a Vehicle During Transport 
• Frameless Shower Implement Having Grooved Surfacing
• Golf Tee Measuring Apparatus and Divot Repair Tool
• Multipurpose Eyewear with Adjustable Arms
• Resistance Trainer Having Multiple Interconnected Body Attachment Points
• Ski Bike with Multiple Steering Components
• Safe Holiday Light Assembly and Method for Installation From the Ground
• Pneumatic Air Filter Cleaner

All recent federal litigation cases handled by Steven Rinehart follow.  This list does not include more than 100 state cases, administrative actions, and arbitrations.

  1. 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).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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).
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. 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).
  8. 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).
  9. 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).
  10. Sater v. Kriss (Case No. 2:16-CV-932) U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona (cybersquatting matter).
  11. 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).  
  12. 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).
  13. 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).
  14. 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).
  15. Planet Blue v. OC3 Entertainment (Case No. ) U.S. District Court for the District of California, Northern Division (represented defendant in patent infringement matter).
  16. 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).
  17. 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).
  18. 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).
  19. 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).
  20. 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).
  21. 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).
  22. 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).
  23. 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).
  24. 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).
  25. 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).
  26. 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).
  27. 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).
  28. 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).
  29. 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).
  30. TruckMaster Logistics Systems v. Internet Enterprises (Case No. 2:09-CV-374) U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, Central Division (prevailed representing plaintiff in cybersquatting matter involving <truckmaster.com>).
  31. Matthew Crowder v. Heavy Lifting (Case No. ) U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (cybersquatting case).
  32. 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).
  33. 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)).
  34. 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).
  35. 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).
  36. 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).
  37. 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).
  38. 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).
  39. 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).
  40. 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).
  41. 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).
  42. 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).
  43. 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).
  44. 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).
  45. 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).
  46. 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).

Recently Won UDRP Cases by Rinehart

 

Recently Won Domain Names in Federal Court by Rinehart

  • costarica.com (won from registrant in federal court in Virginia);
  • ezq.com (won federal ex parte TRO forcing VeriSign to strip this three-letter domain from its Chinese registrant and deliver to California corp);
  • ksoftware.com (won federal court transfer order in Virginia stripping this domain from its Caribbean registrant for Kentucky corp); 
  • truckmaster.com (won domain in settlement during ACPA federal case after removing case from state court and after UDRP loss); 
  • bullex.com (won federal transfer order stripping this domain from its Korean registrant for New York corp); 
  • websitelawyer.com (won transfer order seizing domain from its registrant);
  • bgolding.com (order transfering personal domain name);
  • badapple.com (transferred day of TRO hearing); and
  • Rarely issued TRO in favor of defendant and counterclaimant to an IP case.
  1. 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).  Appellate Brief HERE.
  2. Robertson Marine v. I4 Solutions, Case No. 20080962-CA, Filed January 22, 2010, 2010 UT App 9 (represented Apellant in seeking review of trial court's non-award of attorney fees to prevailing party/client).  For the Audio File of Steve's Oral Argument Click HERE.

For answers to common questions, click HERE (audio clip loads from site).
For an audio clip on domain name disputes, click HERE (audio clip loads from site).
For the second audio clip on domian name disputes, click HERE (audio clip loads from site).

"Steven Rinehart is an expert in domain name disputes."
-OC3 Entertainment

"I don't know what we would have done without you."
-TruckMaster

"I want to let you know how pleased I am with the legal services that have been rendered from Steven Rinehart. Myself and my business partner worked directly with Steven Rinehart, and I cannot tell you how professional and courteous he is. His attention to detail and understanding of the intricacies of our legal issues were second to none. He took quality time to review our projects, and, as we brought other projects to him, I wondered if the quality of his work would diminish. I am happy to report that it did not, in fact, as we gained a greater rapport with him, my expectations were exceeded! I feel every legal project, be it a lawsuit, infringement case, domain name dispute, etc. all of them were handled with the same care and detailed attention that were given to us in the very first case we brought to him. I can honestly say that I would recommend USPatentLaw.com to anyone, as I have already sent numerous friends and business acquaintances to work with this firm and all have reported back that they had the same experience that I continue to have. We look forward to working with Steven for many years to come."
-Brandon Anderson with i4 Solutions.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

  • Office:       801-347-5173
  • Mobile:      801-456-9728
  • Facsimile:  801-665-1292
  • Address:   110 S. Regent Street, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
  • Email:        steve@uspatentlaw.us 

Writing Samples / Oral Argument

 

Recent Publications by Steve

 

Recent Publications on Steve's Work