Workman Nydegger

60 East South Temple
Suite 1000
Salt Lake City, UT 84111, United States
Phone: (801) 533-9800
Fax: (801) 328-1707
Areas of Practice
  • Intellectual Property
Other U.S. Locations
  • Utah
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda…A Combination is Not Obvious Simply Because it Could Have Been Made

At one time or another, most practitioners have probably been faced with the contention by an Examiner that a claimed combination is obvious because a person of ordinary skill in the art could have combined reference teachings…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

In Re: Power Integrations, Inc.

The broadest reasonable interpretation of a claim term cannot be uncoupled from the specification or render the term meaningless in the claim..…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property

Hashtags vs. Trademarks – Does it Really Matter?

The use of social media is soaring, and people are increasingly using #hashtags. As most people know, a hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark or a pound sign (#) (e.g. #hashtag). Hashtags are used to categorize…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Pitfalls to Be Aware of When Working with Inventions Funded Through Government Grants

Sometimes a client’s technology is funded by a government grant, e.g., through a federal agency. Complex provisions governing ownership, disclosure, election, patent filing, and other requirements for such technology are…more
 /  Government Contracting, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

On the Fundraising Circuit? NDAs are a Bad Idea; Do This Instead.

I find that a lot of inexperienced entrepreneurs are concerned (borderline paranoid) about somebody stealing their idea. At some point, they heard whispers in the wind about this magical document called an NDA (Non-Disclosure…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property

Finjan Your Claims into Patent Eligibility (Presentation)

- Finjan is a cybersecurity company that provides various security services, including mobile VPN and virus screening services. Finjan owns several patents related to cybersecurity. - Blue Coat is a software company that is…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Finjan Your Claims to Patent Eligibility

On January 10, 2018 the Federal Circuit (hereinafter the ‘Court’) released its decision in Finjan v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Finjan v. Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (case no. 2016-2520; January 2018))…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

The "Quick & Dirty" Provisional - And Other Mythical Creatures

Frequently, after discussing the potential costs associated with pursuing patent protection, a potential new client will ask: “Can’t we just file a quick and dirty provisional patent application?” While provisional…more
 /  Intellectual Property

Tribal Sovereign Immunity a No-go in Allergan IPR

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently rejected the sovereign immunity claim asserted in the inter partes review (IPR) proceedings between Mylan Pharmaceuticals…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Making Amendments to Range Limitations in Patent Claims

A patent claim that includes a numerical range may be rejected based on prior art that discloses the range. For example, prior art is considered to anticipate a range if it discloses (1) “a specific example … which is within…more
 /  Administrative Law, Intellectual Property

100(ish) Days Until GDPR

In a little more than 100 days, a sweeping regulation known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect across the European Union. The purpose of the GDPR is to update and modernize the scope of…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Core Wireless Licensing v. LG Electronics: User Interfaces & Patent-Eligible Subject Matter

On January 25, 2018 the Federal Circuit released its decision in Core Wireless Licensing v. LG Electronics. One of the issues was whether the asserted claims are directed to patent-eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. §101…more
 /  Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

TMEP § 818 – A Valuable Resource for Trademark Practitioners

Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (“TMEP”) § 818 entitled “Application Checklist” is a valuable resource for understanding some of the most important code sections in United States trademark law relating to trademark…more
 /  Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Copyright Trolls: The New Face of Copyright Litigation?

By now, most people are familiar with the concept of a “patent troll,” but fewer are aware of the increasingly common “copyright troll.” A copyright troll owns a copyright, typically in a feature film or pornographic video, and…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

Copyright Basics

Copyright protection is contemplated under the Constitution of the United States and governed by the U.S. Copyright Act. More specifically, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution includes “[promoting]…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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