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Joshua Rupp

Associate
Key Bank Tower
36 S. State Street
Suite 1900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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Mr. Rupp is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation sections. His practice focuses primarily on complex litigation of all intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright and false advertising cases. He also has significant experience in commercial litigation, as well as experience representing and counseling clients in mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Mr. Rupp has handled cases in many courts throughout the United States. He has worked on cases representing a broad spectrum of diverse technologies such as fiber optic communications, mechanical devices, electronic equipment and devices, apparel and fashion products, software products and many others.

Mr. Rupp is also a registered patent attorney representing clients before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the United States Copyright Office in securing domestic and international intellectual property protection under patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He has experience assisting clients with the development of their intellectual property portfolios in view of tried business strategies, including licensing and other business savvy intellectual property investments.

Experience

Intellectual property litigation--enforcement of utility and design patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, and copyrights:

  • Obtained summary judgment for a client who had an action brought against it alleging trademark infringement
  • Assisted in representing one of China’s largest manufacturers of clothing and apparel in enforcement of their patent rights
  • Represented clients’ intellectual property interests in federal district courts throughout the country as well as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Successfully obtained favorable settlements for numerous clients involved with intellectual property disputes, helping them avoid the cost and time of protracted litigation and trial

Commercial litigation:

  • Assisted in obtaining summary judgment for client who had an action brought against it alleging breach of a real estate purchase contract
  • Assisted in representing clients in relation to commercial real property development and land agreement disputes 
  • Assisted in representing companies involved with partnership disputes

Intellectual property prosecution:

  • Prepared, filed, and prosecuted numerous utility and design patent applications as well as trademark applications
  • Assisted in successfully obtaining numerous issued patents and registered trademarks

Representative Matters

Snowie LLC v. DTX International Inc., District of Utah, 2013

Home Designs Service, Inc. v. Alan V. Gren Enterprises, Inc. et al., District of Utah, 2012   

Landform Designs, Inc. v. Custom Home Plans Inc., et al., District of Utah, 2012

PPS Data, LLC v. The SSI Group, District of Utah, 2012

PPS Data, LLC v. Secure EDI Health Group, District of Utah, 2012

PPS Data, LLC v. Passport Health Communications, District of Utah, 2012

PPS Data, LLC v. Navinet, District of Utah, 2012

Hornady Manufacturing Company v. Double Tap Ammunition, Inc., District of Utah, 2011

Miche Bag, LLC v. Sisk, et al., Southern District of Texas, 2011

Miche Bag, LLC v. Be You, LLC, Northern District of Illinois, 2011

Miche Bag, LLC v. Sullivan Productions, LLC, Eastern District of Michigan, 2011

Virginia James v. Miche Bag, LLC, District of Columbia, 2011

PPS Data, LLC v. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc., et al., Middle District of Florida, 2011

PPS Data, LLC v. Athenahealth, Inc., Middle District of Florida, 2011

PPS Data, LLC v. Availity, LLC, et al., Middle District of Florida, 2011

PPS Data, LLC v. Avisena, Middle District of Florida, 2011

PPS Data, LLC v. Capario, Inc., Middle District of Florida, 2011

Leaper Footwear, LLC v. Adidas America, Inc., District of Utah, 2011

Load Zone Marketing and Management v. C. Dennis Clark, First Judicial District, State of Utah, 2011

Cambrian Science Corporation v. Cox Communications, Inc., et al., Central District of California, 2011

Albion International, Inc. et al. v. Brotherson, Second Judicial District, State of Utah, 2011

Ramsden, Inc. v. Macquarie Mortgages USA, Inc., et al., Middle District of Florida, 2011

Northview Christian Church, Inc. v. J&J Group, Inc. et al., District of Idaho, 2010

Jerry Leigh of California, Inc. v. Dragon Crowd Garment, Inc. et al., Central District of California, 2010

LL&L Innovations, et al. v. Jerry Leigh of California, et al., District of Utah, 2010

Miche Bag, LLC v. Be You, LLC, Northern District of Illinois, 2010

Miche Bag, LLC v. The Marshall Group, Northern District of Indiana, 2010

Education

The University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D.

  • National Finalist in the 59th Annual National Moot Court Competition
  • Highest Grade, Patent Document Drafting
  • Treasurer, S.J. Quinney College of Law Student Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Scholarship recipient

Brigham Young University, B.S., cum laude

  • Research Assistant, Brigham Young University, Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
  • Scholarship recipient

Bar Admissions

  • Utah, 2009
Other Admissions
  • Utah State and Federal Courts
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2007
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honors & Awards

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers: Rising Star in Intellectual Property Litigation (2014 - 2016)

Affiliations

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Utah State Bar, Intellectual Property Section

Tau Beta Pi - The Engineering Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi

Community/Civic Involvement

Volunteer Leader, Boys Scouts of America