Brett Booth practices in Stoel Rives’ Technology and Intellectual Property group where he focuses on patent law, including drafting and prosecuting patent applications, patent document research, patent opinions (patentability, freedom to operate, and validity), patent design around analysis, patent portfolio analysis, licensing, and pre-litigation patent analysis. His technical focus includes electrical and computer engineering, semiconductor device physics and processes, computer software, wireless communications, digital signal processing, control systems, and digital and analog electronics. Having worked in a variety of different engineering environments before becoming an attorney, Brett understands that the patent goals of different businesses vary depending on the size of the business, the available funding of the business, and the bigger picture of what the business is trying to accomplish.

Brett was previously a partner at a prominent local intellectual property boutique firm. Earlier in his career, Brett worked as an engineer at the University of Utah Software Development Center and at Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. He also worked as an engineering intern at L-3 Communications, Communication Systems West, now operated as L3Harris Technologies, Inc.


University of Utah, J.D., 2012, with honors

Brigham Young University, M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007

University of Utah, B.S. Electrical Engineering, 2005



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office



  • Drafted numerous patent applications in a broad array of technologies including semiconductor devices and processing, cellular data communications, optical sensors, computer memory circuitry, digital signal processing, computer software, network security, battery technology, wireless charging, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and many other technologies.
  • Performed patent research to identify patent references that were critical in overturning patents asserted against a client.
  • Provided freedom to operate, patentability, patent design around, and patent validity analyses.
  • Performed prior art searches (e.g., patentability, clearance, landscape, pre-litigation validity) for utility and design references from U.S. and foreign jurisdictions.


Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, “Intellectual Property & Patents 101,” Stoel Rives’ Innovator Series seminar, Lehi, Utah, October 24, 2018


  • Included in Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch in America (Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, Technology Law), 2021–present


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