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Mark Bettilyon

Equity Partner

Mark Bettilyon
Mark Bettilyon Equity Partner

About Mark Bettilyon

Mark is a trial lawyer and is the chair of TNW’s litigation section. During the past 30 years Mark has been retained by a wide variety of clients to successfully resolve their most pressing intellectual property disputes.  Mark’s trial experience, judgment and creativity, combined with TNW’s deep bench of intellectual property practitioners, provide clients with advocates who can successfully resolve even the most complicated of legal disputes.

Mark is recognized by Chambers USA in Intellectual Property Law and has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property and Patent Law.  Mark enjoys mountain biking, skiing and a wide variety of other outdoor activities.

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University of Utah

B.S. Accounting

University of Utah

Seasoned Trial Attorney

With decades of first-chair trial experience, Mark has the trial and litigation chops to handle any case, regardless of complexity or value. When the stakes are high, Mark’s clients trust him to achieve the best results.

Representative Matters

Myriad Genetics v. Pathway Genomics - Favorable resolution of patent infringement claims relating to BRCA gene testing.

Orbit Irrigation Products Inc. v. Sunhills LLC – Favorable jury verdict on claims relating to the theft of trade secrets, defamation and trade mark infringement. Also interfaced with law enforcement on criminal claims brought against certain defendants.

Brigham Young University v. Pfizer Inc. – Represented Brigham Young University in litigation against Pfizer concerning Pfizer’s alleged theft of patent rights and other intellectual property rights relating to the discovery and development of Pfizer’s blockbuster drug, Celebrex®.

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

800Contacts Inc. v. – Favorable resolution of a trademark dispute against concerning the use of trademarks as Google adwords.

ACTI v. EdiZONE – Jury verdict in favor of the client in a case involving the alleged breach of a patent license agreement.

Summit Bottling v. Water Star Bottling – Favorable jury verdict on trademark, trade dress and tortious interference claims.

Microsoft v. MBC – Successful resolution of a case involving counterfeiting and gray market goods.

Franklin Covey v. Phillips – Favorable resolution of copyright infringement claims.

Idaho Technology (Now BioFire) v. Corbett – Favorable resolution of biotechnology related patent infringement claims.

  • Mark M. Bettilyon, Recognized by Best Lawyers, 2019