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Peter M. de Jonge

Equity Partner

Peter M. de Jonge
Peter M. de Jonge Equity Partner

About Peter M. de Jonge

Peter is a senior partner with Thorpe North & Western and practices at the firm’s Salt Lake City office. He has been practicing law for nearly 20 years focusing on all areas of intellectual property law. He is a registered patent attorney with a technical background in physics. Peter’s primary practice areas are patent and trademark prosecution, litigation and enforcement, due diligence in patent and trademark acquisitions, licensing, infringement opinions, trademark clearance opinions and patent freedom to operate opinions. Peter’s educational background and experience are perfectly suited as a strategic advisor for clients ranging from new start-ups to those with well-developed portfolios. He has a unique background that is perfectly suited for strategic planning for intellectual property portfolio management and planning. Peter has represented clients in several thousand trademark applications domestically and internationally. He has represented clients in hundreds of trademark disputes involving federal courts in the US and administrative disputes in trademark offices in the US and around the world. Peter has represented companies in a wide range of industries including nutritional supplement companies, sporting goods manufacturers, flooring manufacturers, software companies, professional sports franchises, gun manufacturers and race car teams.

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Education

J.D.

University of Utah

Masters of Professional Accounting

University of Utah

B.S. Economics

Queens College in New York

Business and Legal Partner

Peter’s clients trust him with more than just their legal work — They trust him with their business. His track record of helping clients find value in their IP is exceptional.

Representative Matters

Broussard et al. v. Mud Buddy LLC. — Invalidated asserted patents after bench trial. Case is currently on appeal to the Federal Circuit.

CytoSport, Inc. v. Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. — Procured preliminary injunction against trademark infringer including removal of infringing goods from market. Preliminary injunction was affirmed on appeal to the Ninth Circuit. Case was settled favorably after successful summary judgment proceedings.

Hansen Beverage Company v. CytoSport, Inc. — Defeated temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in trademark dispute. Favorable settlement was procured the first day trial.

Snap Lock v. Connor Sport Court International, Inc. — Adverse party changed design and favorable settlement was procured after preliminary summary judgment proceedings.

Sport Court International v. Rhino Sports — Favorable settlement reached in pre-trial phase of litigation.

Witherspoon v. Moneyhun Equipment Sales and Service, Co. — Procured summary judgement on “shop rights” and “hired to invent” dispute with former employee.

American Covers, Inc. v. Yankee Candle Company — Favorable patent license procured after pre-trial litigation.

Streamlight, Inc. v. Alliance Sporting Goods, L.P. — Successfully defended client in trademark dispute. Favorable settlement procured prior to trial.