L Grant Foster

USA: Utah

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
111 S. Main Street, 21st Floor
Salt Lake City, Utah
UT 84111-2176

Tel: (801) 933-4077

Email: foster.grant@dorsey.com
Web: www.dorsey.com

Grant manages IP portfolios for clients across medical devices, outdoor sporting goods products, technology, and food processing industries.

Grant combines over 25 years of patent prosecution experience with extensive intellectual property litigation and trial experience. Twice in a decade, Grant was part of a trial team that defended patents he helped clients obtain. In both instances, juries found the patents were valid and willfully infringed, resulting in enhanced jury awards. Both of these decisions (along with related USPTO proceedings), were upheld on every issue at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The outcome of one of those cases represents the largest patent infringement damages award to date in Utah.

Grant is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has handled numerous cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Interferences, and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. He is also AAA Mediation Trained and mediates IP-focused cases. He serves as a neutral panel member of Utah ADR Services.

Trademarks, copyrights and advertising are the ambassadors of commerce, helping businesses build and maintain awareness of — and demand for — their products and services. To support this vital function, our clients, ranging from start-ups to global multinationals, regularly count on our international Trademark, Copyright, Advertising and Brand Management team for a variety of services, including:

  • Developing domestic and international brand management strategies
  • Selecting, researching, registering, enforcing, maintaining and licensing their trademarks and copyrights
  • Registering, transferring and enforcing their domain names
  • Providing counsel on unfair competition and false advertising matters
  • Performing intellectual property due diligence in M&A, financing and other business transactions
  • Strategic positioning of trademarked or copyrighted products and services through licensing programs that complement and expand upon core business operations
  • Negotiating distributorship, publishing, sponsorship, endorsement and similar types of agreements
  • Providing guidance on contests and other types of promotions
  • Advising on issues unique to online retail sales and social media marketing

Your business requires an advantage, an edge, to succeed in a highly competitive world.

Dorsey’s lawyers and staff can help you gain that edge by applying superb legal knowledge and skills with practical wisdom and a deep understanding of your business and industry.

We serve clients in nearly all industries, but focus on six industries in which we have great depth and a history of achieving client success. Our banking, energy, food and agribusiness, health care, mining and natural resources and public-private partnerships industry groups help coordinate our teams serving these industries across geographies and practice areas, keeping them at the cutting edge of industry needs and trends and sharing collective experience and expertise.

With locations across the United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, we provide an integrated, proactive approach to our clients’ legal and business needs around the globe.

“Grant Foster of Dorsey & Whitney LLP is active in contentious and noncontentious IP matters, with an impressive record of trial successes in major patent infringement cases. He is reported as being “very responsive,” as well as “very client-centric, cordial and professional – he cares about the client and he’s willing to go the extra step to deliver good service.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017