Lunch with Lawyers on Friday March 19

Lunch with Lawyers will take place on Friday, March 19 from 12:15 to 1:15 in Rooms 108 and 109.   The attorneys joining us are:  Steve Vuyovich of Holme, Roberts & Owen (water law, natural resources); Ryan Marshall of Brinks, Hofer, Gilson & Lione (IP); and Kyle Grimshaw of Austin Rapp & Hardman (IP).  These are a great opportunities to network and to ask questions in a smaller setting than the workshops.  Lunch will be provided!  Dress is business casual.

You must RSVP for these events.  Signups are located on Jaclyn’s desk in the PDO office.  There are five slots available per attorney, although it is anticipated that at the IP attorneys will have a joint lunch session with 10 students eating with both of the IP attorneys in Room 109.  Signups are first come, first serve.  Please note that these slots fill up fast.  You will have until noon this Friday, March 12, to RSVP.

Attorney biographies follow:

Steven J. Vuyovich is a Senior Associate in the Salt Lake Office of HRO. He is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group where he primarily practices in the areas of water rights, real estate, natural resources, energy and utility law. Mr. Vuyovich has extensive experience involving water rights in many of the western states including evaluations and due diligence reviews of water rights, acquisitions and transfers of water rights, changing points of diversion, places of use and types of use of water rights, and protecting water rights. He has experience working with state and federal regulatory agencies, and has represented clients in proceedings before administrative agencies and courts. Representative clients include electric utilities, public water supply entities, financing institutions, developers, commercial resorts, mining companies, water companies, agricultural water users, and individuals.  Prior to joining HRO, Mr. Vuyovich practiced law with the firm of Kruse, Landa & Maycock, L.L.C. and operated his own commercial cattle operations in northern California and eastern Oregon. Mr. Vuyovich received his J.D. from the University of Utah College of Law in 2001.  He completed his undergraduate education at Eastern Oregon University. 

Ryan Marshall’s practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biochemical arts in the U.S. and abroad; counseling and preparing opinions in patent matters; and performing intellectual property evaluations, audits and due diligence reviews. He also handles U.S. trademark registration and litigates intellectual property claims.  Originally from Idaho, Ryan obtained his J.D. from Brigham Young University in 2002.  He also has an M.S. in Organic Chemistry and a B.S. in Chemistry from BYU.  Ryan  extensive experience in patent law including strategic patent portfolio development, patent landscape analysis, designing suitable filing strategies, drafting U.S. and foreign patent applications and supervising foreign patent counsel. His experience also includes providing opinions pertaining to patentability, infringement, validity and freedom to operate issues and advising clients on Food and Drug Administration requirements.  He has experience in a broad range of chemical technologies and in particular organic chemistry-related technologies, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, drug delivery, organic synthesis, point of care diagnostics, combustion and pollution control chemistry. His technical emphasis is in pharmaceutically active small molecules.  Mr. Marshall also has experience in conducting patent and trademark searches, and litigating patent, trademark, false advertising, trade dress and unfair competition claims.  Prior to joining Brinks Hofer, Ryan worked at Holland & Hart and Parsons Behle & Latimer in Salt Lake City.

Kyle W. Grimshaw is an associate at Austin Rapp & Hardman. Kyle received his JD in 2002 from Duke University School of Law, where he graduated with honors. During his law school career, he served as the Topic Editor for the Patent and Information Technology group of the Duke Law and Technology Review. While serving as the Topic Editor, Kyle wrote a piece “A Victory for the Student Researcher: Chou v. University of Chicago,” 2001 Duke L. & Tech Rev. 0035.  Prior to his legal education, Kyle received a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University with a major in chemistry and a minor in history in 1999. Kyle has been admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the state and federal courts of Utah. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, trademark prosecution, and related litigation with an area of emphasis in the chemical and mechanical arts.