Thomas L. Lingard

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Mr. Lingard prepares and prosecutes domestic and foreign patent applications in a variety of technological areas, including oil and gas drill bits, rotary steerable systems, downhole power generation and distribution, heavy material handling equipment, medical devices, exercise equipment, additive manufacturing, metallurgy, and materials science. He has experience in identifying products that potentially infringe his client’s patents, as well as preparing patentability and patent infringement opinions.

Prior to law school, Mr. Lingard earned four years of hands-on experience working for DMC Mining Services, a mining general contractor. As an engineer, Mr. Lingard worked at several mines across the United States and Canada, including surface coal, underground coal, surface hardrock, underground hardrock, underground trona, underground salt, and underground limestone mines. He has assisted in the engineering and operations of underground tunneling, shaft sinking, raise-boring, surface and underground conveyor and material handling systems, underground steel erection, underground concrete foundations, and underground high-pressure grouting. His experience in the mining industry provides a practical view to help clients receive the most valuable protection for their intellectual property.

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University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law , J.D., 2018

  • Executive Symposium Editor; Utah Law Review, 2017-2018
  • President; Student Intellectual Property Law Association (SIPLA) 2016-2017
  • Vice President; J. Reuben Clark Law Society (JRCLS), 2016-2017

University of Utah, B.S., Mining Engineering, 2011

  • Watchman Award, Old Timer's Club, May 2011
  • Kennecott Scholar, May 2010

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  • David K. Winder Inn of Court , 2016-Present

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Utah State Bar, 2018
United States Patent & Trademark Office, 2018