Karl R. Cannon
Karl Cannon is a Shareholder with the firm, and is a registered patent attorney in practice for over 20 years. His practice covers all areas of intellectual property (IP) law, specializing in U.S. and international patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution and counseling, trade dress protection, licensing and transfer of intellectual property, contracts, and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property both in settlement negotiation and in litigation. He has successfully represented clients in patent litigation in federal court, in trademark litigation in federal court, and in trademark disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB). His areas of patent prosecution practice include the fields of mechanical, industrial, and civil engineering, physics, medical products and surgical instruments, mechanics of materials, and fundamental levels of chemical, electrical, electronic and computer-related applications. Mr. Cannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a J.D. from Brigham Young University, where he served as an editor for the Journal of Education and Law. He also served judicial internships with the Honorable Judge Randall R. Rader in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and with the Honorable Judge Eric G. Bruggink in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He has worked for consulting engineering firms and engineering agencies in Utah and Wisconsin. Prior to co-founding the firm, Mr. Cannon was a patent attorney and partner in his previous patent law firm, and has published many articles about intellectual property law in professional journals and newspapers.