Steven Rinehart, Esq. | Your Ideal Resource for Filing a Patent
Steven Rinehart | Utah Patent Attorney | Internet Attorney

Steven Rinehart is a registered patent attorney licensed before the US Patent and Trademark Office.

Steve obtained his Juris Doctorate from the U of U College of Law in 2003 and is a partner with Vested Law, PC.  He studied Computer Science, Naval Science and English as an undergraduate, graduating from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2000. Before becoming a licensed attorney, Steve founded and sold several Internet companies, including eWatches.com and PrizeWise.com, which both grossed over $1 million in revenue during their first years in business.  Steven also founded theopticon.com, a free legal file exchange.

Steven has prepared and prosecuted over 250 patent applications and over 250 trademark applications.  Steven regularly files patent applications on mechanical, electrical and software inventions, with experience both writing and litigating these patents.  Steven has also handled nearly 200 UDRP domain name disputes. Steven regularly handles patent and trademark litigation in U.S. district courts, including in rem Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) actions in Virginia.  Steven is the only attorney in the world to solely own (and have gained approval as)  an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar (that registrar being Domain Train).  Steven has handled matters before the PTAB (Patent Trial and Appeal Board), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and TTAB (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board) as well as over 150 lawsuits in state and federal courts, including patent and IP infringement matters in federal courts in Utah, Virginia, Texas, Arizona, Nevada and California.  For a list of recent federal IP litigations cases Steve has handled click here.

Steven has helped clients sell domain names for more than $1 million, and may be able to help venture capitalists and creditors perfect security interests in domain names.

Contact Information

Office:     (888)941-9933 
Mobile:    (801)347-5173 
Fax:         (801)665-1292
Address:
110 S. Regent Street #200 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Licensure

Utah Bar Association (11,494)

Virginia Bar Association (81,738)

US Patent & Trademark Office (61,403)

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Eastern District of Texas

Education

Juris Doctorate (2003) 
U of U College of Law

Bachelor of Arts (2000) 
Brigham Young University

Private Pilot (2005) 
Federal Aviation Administration

 

Recently Issued Patents by Rinehart

• Improvised Adjustable Guide Rod For Semiautomatic Pistols
• Doorframe Jig and Method
• Multi-Function Ukulele Chord Wheel
• Exercise Ring
• Handheld, Integrated Multifunction Shovel
• Motorhome with Onboard Touring Car, Elevator, and Crew Cabin
• Detachable Shoe Protector
• Computer Implemented Semantic Search Methodology, System and Computer Program Product for Determining Information Density in Text
• Apparatus, System and Method for Composite and Symmertrical Hybrid Electronic Connectors
• Compact Portable Auger Rack for Single-Operator Function
• Hydraulically-Actuated Horizontal Flush-Cut Radio Concrete Saw and Trip Hazard Removal Method
• Bi-Fuel and Dual-Fuel Automotive Combustible Gas Detection Apparatus and Method
• Golf Swing Training Apparatus
• Method, System and Computer Program Product for Management of Roping Contestant Entries
• Locking Electrical Socket
• Interchangeable Transmission Cradle Attachment for Lift Jack 
• Tamper-Resistant Emergency Medication Reserve Repository
• Economic Means of Aspirating a Fuel Combustion Engine with Non-Atmospheric Gases to Produce a Subsequently Useful Byproduct
• Means of Processing Fuel Grade Petroleum Coke for Use in Internal Combustion Engines
• Convective Dissolution of Salts in Situ Ponds
• Means for Directing a Caller Through and Interactive Voice Response System and of Making Use of Prerecorded Precategorized Scripts
• Enterprise System and Computer Program Product for Inter-Connecting Multiple Parties in an Interactive Environment Exhibiting Virtual Picture Books
• Apparatus, System and Method for Stepper Motor Stall Detection
• Apparatus and Method for Securement of Two-Dimensional Bar Codes with Geometric Symbology
• Method for Producing Fungi for Use in an Ecosystem
• Adjustable Aircraft Maintenance Platform for Improving Efficiency and Safety of Aircraft Maintenance Operations
• Adjustable Auger Rack with Flighting Securement Facilitating Vertical Use, Storage and/or Transport of Auger or Drill Bit(s)
• Multi-Configurable Modular Decking System
• Motorcycle Passenger Bar
• Shackle and Method for Stabilizing a Vehicle During Transport
• Frameless Shower Implement Having Grooved Surfacing

Recently Won Domain Names in Federal Court by Rinehart

  • costarica.com (won from registrant in federal court in Virginia);
  • ezq.com (won federal ex parte TRO forcing VeriSign to strip this three-letter domain from its Chinese registrant and deliver to California corp);
  • ksoftware.com (won federal court transfer order in Virginia stripping this domain from its Caribbean registrant for Kentucky corp); 
  • truckmaster.com (won domain in settlement during ACPA federal case after removing case from state court and after UDRP loss); 
  • bullex.com (won federal transfer order stripping this domain from its Korean registrant for New York corp); 
  • websitelawyer.com (won transfer order seizing domain from its registrant);
  • bgolding.com (order transfering personal domain name);
  • badapple.com (transferred day of TRO hearing); and
  • Rarely issued TRO in favor of defendant and counterclaimant to an IP case.
  • Where to Search UDRP Decisions - CircleID


    Where to Search UDRP Decisions
    CircleID
    Searching decisions under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) is important — for evaluating the merits of a potential case and also, of course, for citing precedent when drafting documents (such as a complaint and a response) in ...

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  • UDRP Proceedings: Solving Domain Name Disputes - JD Supra (press release)


    JD Supra (press release)

    UDRP Proceedings: Solving Domain Name Disputes
    JD Supra (press release)
    If a dispute arises over use and/or registration of an internet domain name, resolution of the dispute is accomplished through proceedings under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, known as UDRP proceedings, administered by the Internet ...

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  • UDRP gets territorial - World Trademark Review (subscription) (blog)


    UDRP gets territorial
    World Trademark Review (subscription) (blog)
    In a recent under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) before the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), a three-member panel denied the transfer of a domain name that was previously owned by a trademark owner as it ...

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  • UDRP and the ACPA Differences, Advantages and Their Inconveniences - CircleID


    UDRP and the ACPA Differences, Advantages and Their Inconveniences
    CircleID
    The ACPA and the UDRP provide two separate and distinct methods for resolving domain name disputes. Both alternatives have many critics and proponents, but the true value of each will ultimately be determined by how well each combats cyber-squatting.

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  • No Time Bar, No Laches under the UDRP - CircleID


    No Time Bar, No Laches under the UDRP
    CircleID
    Two Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) decisions posted this month involved domain names registered 20 and 21 years ago, David Duchovny v. Alberta Hot Rods c/o Jeff Burgar, FA1706001734414 (Forum July 4, 2017) ...

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Contact Information

110 S. Regent Street, Suite 200
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(888) 941-9933
(801) 347-5173
(801) 665-1292
steve@utahpatentattorneys.com

Recent Publications by Rinehart & Reported Decisions

Bucking Small Claim Courts - 23 UTAH BAR J. 32, 33–34 (Sep. 4, 2010) (quoted by the Supreme Court in Allen v. Moyer, 2011 UT 44, 259 P.3d 1049).

Rinehart, Steven L., Regula Pro Lege, Si Defict Lex; THE FEDERAL LAWYER (Sep. 4, 2016).

Officium Tuum - 30 UTAH BAR J. 30 (May 2, 2017) (Utah Bar link here).

Robertson Marine v. I4 Solutions, Case No. 20080962-CA, Filed January 22, 2010, 2010 UT App 9 (represented Apellant in seeking review of trial court's non-award of attorney fees to prevailing party/client).  
For the Audio File of Steve's Oral Argument Click HERE.

Writing Samples by Rinehart

Appellate Writing Samples

Emergency Motion to Stay Preliminary Injunction (Federal Circuit - Patent Infringement)

Patent Litigation Samples

Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (Patent Infringement)

Memorandum in Opposition to Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment (Patent Infringement)

Trademark Litigation Samples

Memorandum in Support of Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment (ACPA)

Memorandum in Support of Motion to Stay (Doctrine of Absention)

Transcript of Rinehart's Oral Argument in Support of Summary Judgment (Audio here)

Media

Video clip on answers to common patent questions (Audio only here)

Video clip on domain name dispute fundaments (Part 1 of 2) (Audio only here)

Video clip on domain name dispute fundaments (Part 2 of 2) (Audio only here)