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 and, which both grossed over $1 million in revenue during their first years in business.  Steven also founded, 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.

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


Bar Association 
Bar No. 11,494 (2007)

Virginia Bar Association 
Bar No. 81,738 (2010)

US Patent & Trademark Office 
Registation No. 61,403 (2007)


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)

Recently Won Domain Names in Federal Court by Rinehart

  • (won federal ex parte TRO forcing VeriSign to strip this three-letter domain from its Chinese registrant and deliver to California corp);
  • (won federal court transfer order in Virginia stripping this domain from its Caribbean registrant for Kentucky corp); 
  • (won domain in settlement during ACPA federal case after removing case from state court and after UDRP loss); 
  • (won federal transfer order stripping this domain from its Korean registrant for New York corp); and
  • (won transfer order seizing domain from its registrant).
  • Rarely issued TRO in favor of defendant and counterclaimant to an IP case.
Contact Information

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

Recent Publications by Rinehart & Reported Decisions

Bucking Small Claim Courts - 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).

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 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)


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)