John C. Bacoch

"Getting quality patents right from the start is the key to protecting your invention.”

John Bacoch handles patent prosecution for clients in the medical device, computer hardware, networking and software industries, as well as certain mechanical arts. He has experience in oil and gas exploration, aerospace, automotive, mining, computer software, e-commerce, telecommunications, and Internet business models/methods. John also handles intellectual property litigation matters.

At a time of uncertainty in the area of patent eligibility, John thinks forward to develop quality patents that are subject-matter eligible, stand up to challenges and will be attractive for licensing and acquisition. His industry background and knowledge of physics and mechanical engineering help him craft arguments that overcome objections to applications, and draft successful amendments where necessary.

John has a special understanding of the needs of start-ups and developing companies, having worked for Rubicon Medical prior to its acquisition by Boston Scientific. He enjoys collaborating directly with entrepreneurs, inventors and engineers to understand their technology and accomplish their business goals.

Practice Groups
  • J.D.,
    The J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, 2006
  • M.B.A.,
    University of Utah, 2002
  • B.S., Physics
    Westminster College, 1996
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    Westminster College, 1996
Bar Admissions
  • Utah
Technical Background
  • Business Methods
  • Digital
  • Signal Processing
  • Software
Experience | Overview
  • John has prepared and advocated for patent applications before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  • He has represented clients in litigation before U.S. federal courts.
  • Before starting his legal career, John designed custom medical catheters and developed processes for the production of medical devices at Rubicon Medical.
Experience | Legal

Holme Roberts & Owen, Salt Lake City, Utah
Associate, September 2010 - July 2011

Madson I.P., Farmington, Utah
Contract Associate, May 2009 - September 2010

Workman Nydegger, Salt Lake City, Utah
Associate, March 2007 - November 2008

Naval Air Systems Command, China Lake, California
Assistant Counsel, August 2006 - February 2007

Wencor West, Inc., Springville, Utah
Law Clerk, April 2005 - August 2006

Experience | Non-Legal
Rubicon Medical, Salt Lake City, Utah
Mechanical Engineer, July 1998 - December 2002
Forward Thinking
December 07, 2016

The Supreme Court recently granted a petition for writ of certiorari to review the Federal Circuit’s en banc ...

July 21, 2016

On July 11, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (Office) announced a new Post-Prosecution ...  

May 26, 2015
Today, in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., the Supreme Court overruled the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) and held that a defendant’s belief regarding patent validity is not a defense to an induced infringement ...
  • "America Invents Act: What You Should Be Doing Now – Part One," Brinks Gilson & Lione Seminar, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 18, 2013
  • "Beyond the Basics: Intellectual Property, Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights," BizNet Connect Entrepreneur Series, Sandy, Utah, May 18, 2012
Press Releases & Events
January 18, 2013
On January 18, Ryan L. Marshall, Nathan O. Greene and John C. Bacoch will be speaking about the effects the AIA could have on your business at Brinks Gilson & Lione in Salt Lake City, UT. The session will ...
  • Pi Tau Sigma Engineering Honor Society, University of Southern California
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, University of Southern California
  • Member, Intellectual Property Section, Utah State Bar
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