Utah Genius Honors Utah Inventors and Trademark Registrants

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The Utah Genius awards were held in Salt Lake City on April 24, 2013. Here are the winners:

Utah Genius Announces 2013 Winners

Utah Genius recognizes outstanding Utah individuals and companies that received numerous patents and trademarks; Fred P. Lampropoulos of Merit Medical honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Utah Genius (http://www.utahgenius.com), presented by Bateman IP Law Group, and KSL today announced the winners of the 2013 Utah Genius Awards at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. The awards serve as the state’s premier program for recognizing and paying tribute to the creative people and companies that contribute heavily to the state’s growth as evidenced by securing numerous patents and trademarks.

“We are consistently impressed with the volume of patents and trademarks that come out of Utah,” said Randall B. Bateman, founder of Bateman IP. “The Utah Genius Awards serve as a reminder to us all of the incredible people and companies that call this state home.”

This year the Utah Genius Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Fred P. Lampropoulos, the founder and Chairman of Merit Medical, a Utah based medical device manufacturer which employs 2,600 people worldwide. “Mr. Lampropoulos is a real example of the American dream. He has built a medical products power house from hard work, determination and the ability to apply creativity – benefiting all of Utah.” noted Mr. Bateman..

The 2013 Utah Genius award recipients are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award

  •     Fred Lampropoulos, CEO of Merit Medical Systems, Inc.

Utah’s Top Inventors
David R. Hall          1st place    41 Patents
Gregory J. Boss             2nd place    33 Patents
Stephen R Carter     3rd place    24 Patents
David Flynn             4th place    20 Patents
John Strasser             5th place    16 Patents
Daniel F. Justin             6th place    15 Patents
Kenneth E. Bertagnolli 7th place    13 Patents
T. Wade Fallin             7th place    13 Patents
Scott Dahlgren             7th place    13 Patents
Jonathan Thatcher     7th place    13 Patents
David Brian Jackson     11th place    12 Patents
Lloyd Leon Burch     11th place    12 Patents
Wendell Peery             13th place    11 Patents
Ronald B. Crockett     13th place    11 Patents
Michael A. Vail             15th place    10 Patents
Randall R. Cook             15th place    10 Patents
Bruce Raile             17th place    9 Patents
Zhong Chen             17th place    9 Patents
Qi Wang                     19th place    8 Patents
Jonathan Marshall     19th place    8 Patents
Craig H. Cooley             19th place    8 Patents
Brett Michael Error     19th place    8 Patents
John Howard Gordon     19th place    8 Patents

Utah’s Top Patent Companies

University of Utah Research Foundation            1st place    90 Patents
International Business Machines Corporation    2nd place    50 Patents
Symantec Corporation                                     3rd place    32 Patents
Novell, Inc. (NetIQ)                                            3rd place    32 Patents
Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation                     5th place    29 Patents
Schlumberger Technology Corporation                    6th place    28 Patents
US Synthetic Corporation                                    7th place    25 Patents
3form, Inc.                                                     8th place    23 Patents
Autoliv ASP, Inc.                                             9th place    22 Patents
Lifetime Products, Inc.                                     9th place    22 Patents
Bard Access Systems, Inc.                            11th place    21 Patents
Fusion-IO, Inc.                                                     11th place    21 Patents
Brigham Young University                                    13th place    17 Patents
BD Medical                                                    14th place    14 Patents
Alliant Techsystems Inc.                                     14th place    14 Patents
Ceramatec, Inc.                                             14th place    14 Patents
Adobe Systems Incorporated                             17th place    13 Patents
Adaptive Computing                                            18th place    12 Patents
L-3 Communications                                            18th place    12 Patents
Icon IP                                                            20th place    11 Patents

Utah’s Top 20 Trademark Registrants
MonaVie LLC                                                             1st place    30 Trademarks
Uinta Brewing Company                                             3rd place    19 Trademarks
BROWNING CORPORATION                                     4th place    14 Trademarks
SelectHealth Inc.                                                     5th place    13 Trademarks
Brigham Young University                                             6th place    9 Trademarks
DCWV Acquisition Corporation                                     6th place    9 Trademarks
Fusion-IO Inc.                                                             6th place    9 Trademarks
Integratechs Inc.                                                     6th place    9 Trademarks
Franklin Covey Co.                                                     6th place    9 Trademarks
1-800 CONTACTS INC                                             11th place    8 Trademarks
Clyde Companies Inc.                                             11th place    8 Trademarks
Cytozyme Laboratories Inc.                                     11th place    8 Trademarks
Malouf Fine Linens                                                    11th place    8 Trademarks
NLU PRODUCTS L.L.C.                                             11th place    8 Trademarks
Orca MD LLC                                                             11th place    8 Trademarks
PMA Media Group                                                     11th place    8 Trademarks
Wasatch Advisors Inc.                                             11th place    8 Trademarks
Zions Bancorporation                                                     11th place    8 Trademarks
4Life Trademarks LLC                                             20th place    7 Trademarks
ANCESTRY.COM DNA LLC                                     20th place    7 Trademarks
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals                            20th place    7 Trademarks
Craft Supplies USA                                                     20th place    7 Trademarks
Jewel Kade Holdings LLC                                             20th place    7 Trademarks
Overstock.com Inc.                                                     20th place    7 Trademarks
Icon IP                                                                    20th place    7 Trademarks

The Utah Genius Awards honor extraordinary intellectual and creative achievement. The awards are presented by Bateman IP Law Group, and KSL. Sponsors include: GoEngineer, KUER, YESCO, Zions Bank, Salt Lake Chamber, Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), and BioUtah.

For more information, visit http://www.utahgenius.com or call 801-533-0320.

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