Mr. Horton is a member of firm’s Intellectual Property section. With chemical engineering, MBA and law degrees, he provides a multi-disciplinary approach to intellectual property services for clients. These services are enhanced by constant research into both the legal and strategic aspects of intellectual property. He is entrepreneurial by nature and demonstrates this by investing in and consulting with technology-focused companies.

Mr. Horton’s practice includes domestic and foreign patent prosecution, patent opinions, intellectual property litigation (including both state and federal court actions), domestic and foreign trademark prosecution, trademark opinions, copyrights, trade secrets, intellectual property evaluations and due diligence, as well as technology and intellectual property agreements. Mr. Horton has extensive experience in both pharmaceutical and semiconductor technologies.

Mr. Horton is a frequent speaker on the topic of intellectual property law and strategy, speaking at A.I.C.H.E. and A.C.S. annual conferences. He is also an Associate Professor in the MBA Technology Management Program at the Gore School of Business of Westminster College.


  • Patent Attorney, 1995 - present
  • Associate Professor, 2003 - present, Gore School of Business, Westminster College
  • Team Mentor, 2000 - 2001, Technology-to-Market Alliance
  • Patent Examiner, 1990 - 1994, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Intern, 1994 - 1995, Office of Technology Policy

News & Events

Speaking Engagements

  • Strafford Live Webinar, 03.21.2017
  • World Trade Center Utah, 06.24.2014
  • World Trade Center, 60 E. South Temple, 3rd Floor, 05.16.2014
  • Trade Secrets Seminar
    Small Business Development Center at Salt Lake Community College – Miller Campus, 06.04.2013
  • Intellectual Property Rights
    University of Utah School of Business, 2001 to present
  • Intellectual Assets in the Digital Era
    AICHE Annual Conference, 2007 and 2010
  • The Law of the Internet in Utah
    National Business Institute, 1999 and 2000
  • Protecting Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace
    World Trade Center at City Creek, 11.27.2012
  • IP Challenges in University Industry Collaborations
    AICHE Annual Conference, 2010
  • Comprehensive, Systematic IP Capture and Management
    ACS Annual Conference, 2009
  • IP Portfolio Management
    Utah Bar Paralegal Annual Conference, 2007



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