Rick B. Hoggard
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Mr. Hoggard is a registered patent attorney whose practice is primarily devoted to patent and other complex commercial litigation. Mr. Hoggard’s patent litigation experience involves medical devices, pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements, biomedical, software, electronic devices and a variety of other products and services. Mr. Hoggard’s practice also includes patent licensing and counseling, lender liability litigation, and general commercial litigation.

Mr. Hoggard has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, 2020 in the areas of Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, and Patent Law and was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2016 Litigation – Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”. He maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics. Mr. Hoggard also serves on the Firm’s internal ethics committee and served on the Ethics and Discipline Committee of the Utah Supreme Court between 2006 and 2012, serving as Vice-Chair on one of its Screening Panels for one of those years.

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University of Utah, J.D., 1987

  • Order of the Coif
  • Staff member, UTAH LAW REVIEW, 1985-1987
  • Richard J. Dewsnup Fellow (1985)
  • Marriner Eccles Fellow (1986-1987)

University of Utah, B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, 1984

  • magna cum laude

Affiliations / Memberships

  • Utah State Bar
  • Member, Ethics and Discipline Committee of the Utah Supreme Court (2006-2012)

Prior Professional Experience

  • Union Pacific Railroad Corp., Law Clerk, Summer 1986
  • Utah Attorney General’s Office, Department of Natural Resources, Law Clerk, Summer 1985

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United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Tenth and Federal Circuits
United States District Court for the District of Utah
Utah Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court