The ‘iiU Awards Luncheon is the final event to Invented in Utah 2010. At this networking luncheon, each of the competition finalist will present their winning inventions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see this year’s winners, all while enjoying networking opportunities, entertainment, prizes, and lunch.
UofU 1953 BS Industrial design (ME and fine arts); USN gunnery officer (destroyer); Project engineer Corvette body at Molded Fiberglass, Ohio; Partner Hydroswift boats; Design engineer on Minuteman missiles Hercules & Thiokol; Partner Associated Design Co. that became a division of American Standard; Owner Product Group designing furniture and other products for nation companies; Designed and built cellular blind machines and set up SLC factory for Louverdrape later acquired by Levolor; Designed and built and installed cellular machines for Taiwanese co.; Now under contract to develop products for Hunter Douglas; Busy with 6 married children, 24 grandchildren and 8 great grand kids.
Christopher Mattson is the founder and faculty advisor of the Design Exploration Research Group at Brigham Young University (BYU). The group explores the way people design products and designs new ways to explore product options. Chris was trained in mechanical engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (PhD 2003) and BYU (MS 2001, BS 1999). Before joining the Mechanical Engineering Faculty at BYU (2006) he was the Director of Engineering Design and Research at ATL Technology. Chris has traveled to numerous countries in Europe and Asia studying the various design methods used throughout the world. His most recent research includes creating engineering methods for designing products for developing nations. In connection with this research, he was recently awarded the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for young scholars (CAREER Award).
Dave Morrison is one of the senior librarians at the J. Willard Marriott Library of the University of Utah, and one of the government information specialists. He has been the Patent and Trademark Depository Library (PTDL) representative from the Marriott Library to the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for more than twenty-three years, and participates in annual training conferences and activities.
Dave also served an eighteen month fellowship at the USPTO from 1996 to 1998, working in the PTDL Program Office, and providing services and training to the 80 or more other PTDLs all over the United States. During his appointment in the Marriott Library he has provided training in patent searching to independent inventors; other librarians both nationally and throughout Utah; university faculty, students, researchers and administrators; and researchers from private technology-based companies.
Kelly’s first ’startup’ was in high school- a club to help the homeless in Los Angeles and ever since she’s loved entrepreneurship, the power of organizations, and making a difference. Now Kelly is the Founder of Startup Princess – an international organization dedicated to serving women entrepreneurs. She has a background in PR and Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Children’s Theatre. Kelly enjoys all of her roles with Startup Princess, especially connecting with women at events and in social media, speaking and writing. She has been featured in Costco Connection and Entrepreneur, and in cover stories of BusinessQ, Wasatch Woman, and Utah Business. She was recently listed as one of the top 30 women to follow on Twitter by Forbes.com. She was also awarded Utah Business’ award of “30 Women to Watch” in 2009. Kelly and her husband live with their three children in Utah County, Utah.
“Using the resources of the Miller Business Resource Center for your business.”
Glenn Stewart is Entrepreneur in Residence and the Miller Business Innovation Center located at the Miller campus of Salt Lake Community College. Previously to his current position, Mr. Stewart has had extensive experience in starting, growing and selling small businesses. His most recent position, prior to his position at MBIC, was as President and CEO of MOXTEK, Inc which was purchased by Polatechno. Under the guidance of Mr. Stewart, MOXTEK grew from a small company with sales less than $1Million to a multifaceted business with sales over $40 Million. Mr. Stewart has also been a Principal in a Venture Firm and has also served on numerous Boards of Directors.
Grant R. Clayton
“Patents and Beyond: Using Powerful IP Protection Strategies in Your Persuasive Business Plan.”
Grant R. Clayton became a member of the Utah State Bar in 1985 and a Registered Patent Attorney in 1986. He was appointed an Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah in 2003. Grant is one of the founding shareholders of the law firm of Clayton, Howarth & Cannon, P.C., located in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, where he has practiced since 1999. Prior to the formation of Clayton, Howarth & Cannon, he practiced intellectual property law as a partner with the firm of Thorpe, North & Western in Sandy, Utah and as an associate with the firm of Workman Nydegger in Salt Lake City, Utah. His practice is limited to all aspects of intellectual property law and emphasizes protection of inventions, including via national and international patent prosecution, copyright protection, and protection of brand identities, including registration of trademarks and service marks in the United States and other jurisdictions as well as enforcement of all intellectual property rights. Grant’s clients include independent inventors as well as Fortune 100 multi-national companies, with Grant’s clients being located both within and outside the United States. Grant served as chair of the Intellectual Property Law Section of the Utah State Bar and served as Chair of Lawyer Benefits Committee of the Utah State Bar from 1998-2006 and served as Co-Chair Member Resources Committee of the Utah State Bar from 2006-2009. Grant received an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in 1980 and his law degree from the University of UtahK in 1985 where he served as a member of the Utah Law Review and upon graduation was elected a member of the Order of the Coif.
Jed Morely is a seasoned marketing strategist with 12 years of experience spanning the entire process of bringing new ideas to market. Working at world-class firms like Fallon Worldwide and IDEO has given Jed a unique blend of creative and innovative insights into the discovery, development, positioning, branding, and promotion of new companies, products and services. Jed has applied these insights by leading successful strategic marketing programs—on the client side and agency side—for companies in the high-tech, education, professional services, consumer packaged goods, and direct selling industries. Jed holds an undergraduate degree in design from BYU and an MS in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.
Glenn Jakins is an entrepreneur specializing in new product development, manufacturing
and marketing. He has traveled to Asia more than 35 times to help both small and large
companies take their ideas from concept into reality. He is a 10th generation South
African, 1st generation American. Glenn believes that the American dream is still alive
– If you work hard and smart, you can do well! He has enjoyed living this dream for the
last 20 years with his family. Currently, he serves as president of The Original ScrapBox,
a Utah company specializing in clever storage solutions.
Perry is an experienced intellectual property lawyer who has been practicing
law for 13 years. He has extensive experience in both IP transactions and litigation
ranging from patent litigation in the NY office of Fish & Neave to intellectual property
transactions and management as Associate General Counsel for a Boulder, CO based
pharmaceutical company. Perry’s extensive experience includes patent, trademark, and
copyright transactions, litigation, and consultation. He has also written a number of IP
articles and has been a presenter on IP subjects at several forums. Perry is also a member
of the NY, UT, DC, Federal Circuit, and U.S. Supreme Court bars and is the former Chair
of the Cyberlaw Section of the Utah Bar. He is also a member of American Intellectual
Property Law Association, the Inter-American Intellectual Property Association, the
International Trademark Association, and the Federal Bar Association. Perry is currently
a partner at BATEMAN IP LAW GROUP. You can learn more about Perry Clegg’s
background at www.batemanip.com/people_cleggp.php.