16755 Von Karman Ave, Suite 275
Irvine, CA 92606

Glen L. Nuttall

Practice Areas
US and International Patent and Trademark Prosecution and Portfolio Management; Invention Identification and Patentability Evaluation; Complex Licensing Arrangements and other Transactional Matters; Advanced Patent Prosecution such as Appeals, Reexaminations, and Reissues; Patent Infringement and Validity Studies and Opinions; Design-around Strategies; Due Diligence

Technical Expertise
Mechanical and Electromechanical Devices; Manufacturing Equipment and Methods; Computer Software; Medical Devices and Methods (including cardiac, vascular, esophageal and skeletal); Engines and Automotive Technologies; Marine Propulsion and Control; LED-based Lighting Products; Heat Management, Particularly for Electronics; Musical Instruments; Sports Equipment.

J.D., Brigham Young University – J. Reuben Clark, Jr. Law School, cum laude (1998)
Extern to Hon. Dee V. Benson, Federal District Court Judge, D. Utah
BYU Law Review – Articles Editor

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University cum laude (1994)
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society

Professional Experience
Glen Nuttall is a seasoned attorney that counsels clients in all aspects of intellectual property law.  He helps clients develop and implement strategies that use patents, trademarks and other intellectual property to add value to their company.  He also helps clients avoid or overcome the intellectual property of others.

Glen’s skills and experience include helping engineers identify and preserve inventions, preparing and prosecuting patents and trademarks in the U.S. and foreign countries, developing and maintaining complex patent and trademark portfolios, performing infringement and invalidity evaluations of the patents and trademarks of others, negotiating and preparing licenses and other agreements, assisting with company acquisitions and investment rounds, and litigation.

Before becoming a lawyer, Glen was an engineer at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in eastern Washington.  In this capacity he became certified to enter and work in radiation areas, and helped to clean up toxic substances.

Prior to joining the firm, Glen was a partner for several years at Knobbe, Martens Olson & Bear, LLP.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to practice law in California
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Memberships/Additional Information
J. Reuben Clark Law Society (former Chair, Orange County, CA chapter)
LinkedOC – member of Advisory Board
Orange County Bar Association

Representative Matters
American Network, Inc. v. Sorenson Communications, Inc., 10 CV 8342 (SAS) (Southern District of New York). Represented defendant in trademark litigation.  Negotiated settlement in which plaintiff ceased all use of defendant’s mark. 2011.

In re Pyro-Spectaculars, Inc., 63 U.S.P.Q.2d 2022 (TTAB 2002).  Represented client in appeal before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Won reversal of examining attorney’s final refusal to register client’s mark.

Mission Hockey Co. v. Roller Derby Skate Corp., SA CV 02-1117-AHS (Central District of California). Represented plaintiff in patent litigation.  Won summary judgment that defendant’s product infringed plaintiff’s patent.  Negotiated settlement in which defendant paid royalties for past and future sales. 2004.

Ex parte Thomas J. Lochtefeld and Jeffery W. Henry, U.S. Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, Appeal No. 2009-011101: Represented patent applicant in appeal of rejection of utility patent application.  The Appeals Board overturned the examiner’s rejection, and all of the claims were issued in U.S. Patent No. 8,096,891, entitled “Redundant Array Water Delivery System for Water Rides”

U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2010/0082094, entitled “Heart Valve”

U.S. Patent No. 8,012,167, entitled “Vascular Wound Closure Device and Method”

U.S. Patent No. 7,845,999, entitled “Surfboard Having a Honeycomb Core”

U.S. Patent No. 7,979,430, entitled “Method and Apparatus for Information Exchange”

U.S. Patent No. 6,702,732, entitled “Expandable Cardiac Harness for Treating Congestive Heart Failure”

U.S. Reissued Patent No. RE38,700, entitled “Medical Nebulization Device”

U.S. Reissued Patent No. RE39,171, entitled “Simulated Wave Water Sculpture”

U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2010/0226139, entitled “LED-based Light Engine”

U.S. Patent No. 7,114,931, entitled “Mounting Arrangement for Light Emitting Diodes”

U.S. Patent No. 7,592,528, entitled “Stringed Musical Instrument Using Spring Tension”

U.S. Patent No. 6,318,331, entitled “Lubrication System for Direct Injected Engine”

U.S. Patent No. 6,321,711, entitled “Fuel Supply System for a Direct Injected Outboard Engine”

U.S. Patent No. 7,540,253, entitled “Boat Steering System”

U.S. Patent No. 7,972,243, entitled “Control Device for Plural Propulsion Units”

Email:  “gnuttall@koslaw.com

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