Steven Rinehart, Esq. | Your Ideal Resource for Filing a Patent
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 200 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 over 150 UDRP domain name disputes, winning more than two-thirds of them. Steven regularly handles patent and trademark litigation in US 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) 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.
Office: (888) 941-9933
Virginia Bar Association
US Patent & Trademark Office
Juris Doctorate (2003)
Recently Issued Patents by Rinehart
Improvised Adjustable Guide Rod For Semiautomatic Pistols
Doorframe Jig and Method
Multi-Function Ukulele Chord Wheel
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)
Recently Won UDRP Domain Name Disputes by Rinehart
This .yachts domain shouldn't have been lost in a UDRP, but… - Domain Name WireThis .yachts domain shouldn't have been lost in a UDRP, but…
Domain Name Wire
However, the owner didn't respond to the UDRP. I think it should have been obvious to both the complainant and perhaps the panelist, but without the response, whatever the complainant said was accepted by the panelist. The complainant obviously didn't ...
WIPO panel not convinced by respondent's alleged use of domain name to "celebrate" family pet
World Trademark Review (subscription) (blog) all 3 news articles »
Closing on DropCatch tomorrow a UDRP in waiting - TheDomains.comClosing on DropCatch tomorrow a UDRP in waiting
Tomorrow the domain Facebbok.com is closing on DropCatch. The domain is currently at $3,750. The domain was originally registered way back in 2006. The other factor when these types of domains drop is the current auction participants have no idea if ...
Lawsuit filed to overturn OpenTime.com UDRP - Domain Name WireLawsuit filed to overturn OpenTime.com UDRP
Domain Name Wire
Domain owner shot himself in the foot in UDRP response, so he's asking a court to let him keep the domain name. The owner of OpenTime.com, who lost the domain name in a UDRP decision last month, has filed a lawsuit (pdf) to try to retain ownership of ...
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How Long Does a UDRP Case Take? - CircleID
IPPro The InternetHow Long Does a UDRP Case Take?
The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) was designed as a quicker and less-expensive alternative to litigation. Although the UDRP policy and rules provide strict timelines for various stages of a UDRP case, how quickly a dispute is ...
UDRP cases hit record in 2016
IPPro The Internet
The State of Domain Names
Lexology (registration) all 4 news articles »
Sanctionable Conduct for Abusing the UDRP Process - CircleIDSanctionable Conduct for Abusing the UDRP Process
The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) reaches the same result indirectly by requiring complainants to prove holders registered the domain names in bad faith, which (leaving out an exception to this rule) they cannot possibly do if a ...
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Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Recent Publications by Rinehart & Reported Decisions
Rinehart, Steven L., Regula Pro Lege, Si Defict Lex; THE FEDERAL LAWYER (Sep. 4, 2016).
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
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 Motion to Stay (Doctrine of Absention)