Professional Biography
John W. Ogilvie

When you need help with patents, it's very important to know the qualifications of the person you're paying for that help.  John Ogilvie has excellent qualifications, at your service.

You need someone who is legally qualified to help you.  Mr. Ogilvie is a Registered Patent Attorney, licensed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

You can verify Mr. Ogilvie's status by going to the official roster of patent attorneys, and entering "John Ogilvie" in the search box. 

Mr. Ogilvie is also an attorney licensed by the Utah State Bar, which can be verified by checking the official list of Utah attorneys.  Mr. Ogilvie has also been admitted to the bar of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

You need someone who understands your technology.  Mr. Ogilvie has degrees in math, computer science, and law.  He received his B.A. in Mathematics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1982, from the University of Utah.  His Master's Degree in Computer Science was awarded by the University of Utah in 1984.  The University of Utah was one of the first sites on the Arpanet (the precursor to the Internet), and the University continues to have a widely respected school of computer science.  Mr. Ogilvie then worked for six years as a computer programmer, for Modula Corporation, Evans & Sutherland, and Broadcast Television Systems (a joint venture of Bosch & Philips). Mr. Ogilvie wrote two books for programmers.  "Modula-2 Programming" was published in 1985 by McGraw Hill; it was published first in English, and later in Italian and Japanese.  Modula-2 is a programming language designed by Professor Niklaus Wirth, the designer of Pascal.  Mr. Ogilvie's second book, "Advanced C Struct Programming: Data Structure Design and Implementation in C" was published in 1990 by John Wiley & Sons. You need someone who knows how to write persuasively.  In 1992, Mr. Ogilvie received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, which is one of the nation's top law schools.  Mr. Ogilvie earned a place on the Michigan Law Review with a piece he wrote on software copyright law.  Mr. Ogilvie's law review piece was cited with approval by the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Gates Rubber v. Bando Chemical.  Citations and comments about his piece can be seen in Prof. Lee Hollaar's treatise on digital law. You need someone who is experienced with patents and trademarks.  Mr. Ogilvie has done patent and trademark work for over two decades now, on behalf of individuals, start-ups, mid-size companies, and large companies, including Symantec, Novell, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, AutoSimulations, MiraLink, FatPipe Systems, Silex, Kobe University (神戸大学), and others.  He has obtained numerous patents and trademarks, helped enforce them in court, testified regarding them, helped license them, and helped settle disputes about them.  You need someone who will stand behind their work.  Mr. Ogilvie stands behind his work.  He expects his work to be scrutinized, and understands that the scrutiny may be very intense.  For instance, two of the patents Mr. Ogilvie wrote with PowerQuest (5675769 and 5706472) were asserted by PowerQuest in litigation against Symantec.  The patents were attacked vigorously, but they held up.  The litigation ended after several years when Symantec acquired PowerQuest and its patents.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact attorney John Ogilvie.