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Utah Genius

March 24, 2011 14:00 ET

Utah Genius Unveils 2011 Winners

Utah Genius Recognizes Individuals, Companies and Cities That Received Patents and Trademarks; James Lee Sorenson Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - Utah Genius (www.utahgenius.com), presented by Bateman IP Law Group and KSL, today announced the winners of the 2011 Utah Genius Awards at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. The awards serve to honor and recognize the people, companies and cities that contribute to the state's growth with patents and trademarks. Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert provided the keynote address.

"The state of Utah is consistently recognized as one of the fastest growing states in the nation," said Randall B. Bateman, founder of Bateman IP Law Group. "This is due, in no small part, to the spirit of innovation and invention that is found from one end of the state to the other. In addition to presenting dozens of awards to individuals, companies and city officials, Utah Genius also presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to James Lee Sorenson, founder and former chairman and CEO Sorensen Communications, a nationally recognized business leader and entrepreneur who spearheaded several new industry innovations that have impacted the lives of millions."

The 2010 Utah Genius award recipients are as follows:

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • James Lee Sorenson

Utah's Top 20 Inventors

  • David R. Hall, (Provo, Utah): Patents Issued 54
  • Gregory Jensen Boss, (American Fork, Utah): Patents Issued 26
  • Stephen Carter, (Spanish Fork, Utah): Patents Issued 19
  • T. Wade Fallin, (Hyde Park, Utah): Patents Issued 15
  • Peter D. Saunders, (Salt Lake City, Utah): Patents Issued 14
  • Daniel F. Justin, (Logan, Utah): Patents Issued 13
  • Ronald B. Crockett, (Provo, Utah): Patents Issued 12
  • William T. Dalebout, (Logan, Utah): Patents Issued 12
  • Kent Ashby, (Logan, Utah): Patents Issued 10
  • James M. Simkins, (Park City, Utah): Patents Issued 10
  • L. Curtis Strong, (Clearfield, Utah): Patents Issued 10
  • Robert A. Astle, (Farmington, Utah): Patents Issued 9
  • Jill A. Canales, (Salt Lake City, Utah): Patents Issued 9
  • Elizabeth Egan Metcalf, (Salt Lake City, Utah): Patents Issued 9
  • Daniel J. Triplett, (Providence, Utah): Patents Issued 9
  • David Wahlquist, (Provo, Utah): Patents Issued 9
  • Jay Calkin, (Ogden, Utah): Patents Issued 8
  • Thomas R. Giallorenzi, (Riverton, Utah): Patents Issued 8
  • Barry D. Mower, (Layton, Utah): Patents Issued 8
  • Brent Steed, (Syracuse, Utah): Patents Issued 8
  • Carl Goodman, (Salt Lake City, Utah): Patents Issued 8
  • Lloyd Leon Burch, (Provo, Utah): Patents Issued 8

Top 20 Companies by Number of Patents Issued in Utah

  • Novell: Patents Issued 53
  • University of Utah Research Foundation: Patents Issued 51
  • Autoliv ASP: Patents Issued 37
  • International Business Machines: Patents Issued 30
  • Lifetime Products: Patents Issued 27
  • Fairchild Semiconductor: Patents Issued 24
  • 3form: Patents Issued 21
  • Alliant Techsystems: Patents Issued 17
  • L-3 Communications: Patents Issued 17
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company: Patents Issued 16
  • Icon IP: Patents Issued 14
  • Brigham Young University: Patents Issued 14
  • Smith International: Patents Issued 13
  • American Express Travel Related Services Company: Patents Issued 13
  • Symantec: Patents Issued 12
  • Xilinx: Patents Issued 12
  • Schlumberger Technology: Patents Issued 11
  • Utah State University: Patents Issued 11
  • US Synthetic: Patents Issued 10
  • Panasonic Electric Works Co.: Patents Issued 9
  • Longyear TM: Patents Issued 9
  • Merit Medical Systems: Patents Issued 9

Utah's Top 5 Cities by Number of Inventions Per Capita

  • Paradise, Utah
    • Total Patents: 12
    • Population: 904
    • Per Capita: 1.33 percent
  • Park City, Utah
    • Total Patents: 67
    • Population: 8,127
    • Per Capita: 0.82 percent
  • Hyde Park, Utah
    • Total Patents: 21
    • Population: 4,039
    • Per Capita: 0.52 percent
  • Morgan, Utah
    • Total Patents: 16
    • Population: 3,415
    • Per Capita: 0.47 percent
  • Woodland Hills, Utah
    • Total Patents: 6
    • Population: 1,397
    • Per Capita: 0.43 percent

Utah's Top 5 Cities by Number of Inventions

  • Salt Lake City: Patents Issued 372
  • Sandy: Patents Issued 150
  • Provo: Patents Issued 136
  • Orem: Patents Issued 105
  • Logan: Patents Issued 73

Utah's Top 20 Trademark Registrants

  • MONAVIE: Trademarks issued 24
  • Nature's Sunshine Products: Trademarks issued 13
  • Overstock.com: Trademarks issued 13
  • Janet A. Jackson: Trademarks issued 13
  • Emergency Essentials: Trademarks issued 13
  • Champion Safe Co.: Trademarks issued 12
  • Connor Sport Court International: Trademarks issued 11
  • Canyons School District: Trademarks issued 10
  • Sakura Properties: Trademarks issued 8
  • Backcountry.com: Trademarks issued 7
  • Logan IP Holdings: Trademarks issued 7
  • Cabin Creek: Trademarks issued 7
  • Godfrey Entertainment: Trademarks issued 7
  • Qivana: Trademarks issued 7
  • 3form: Trademarks issued 7
  • Sun Optics: Trademarks issued 7
  • Yusef Manufacturing Laboratories: Trademarks issued 7
  • SELECTHEALTH: Trademarks issued 6
  • Provo Craft and Novelty: Trademarks issued 6
  • O.C. Tanner Company: Trademarks issued 6
  • Liberty Safe and Security Products: Trademarks issued 6
  • Digital Technology International: Trademarks issued 6
  • Lifetime Products: Trademarks issued 6
  • NUTRAMARKS: Trademarks issued 6
  • doTERRA Holdings: Trademarks issued 6
  • ClearOne Communications: Trademarks issued 6
  • Logistic Specialties: Trademarks issued 6
  • Carol Tuttle Enterprises: Trademarks issued 6
  • Zija International: Trademarks issued 6
  • Schiff Nutrition International: Trademarks issued 6
  • Argon Technologies: Trademarks issued 6
  • Korr Medical Technologies: Trademarks issued 6
  • ExactRail: Trademarks issued 6
  • Kitchen Resource: Trademarks used 6

The Utah Genius Awards honor extraordinary intellectual and creative achievement. The awards are presented by Bateman IP Law Group and KSL. Sponsors include: GoEngineer, KUER, Salt Lake Chamber, Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED), The Mountain West Capital Network (MWCN), and SNG PR.

For more information, visit www.utahgenius.com or call 801-533-0320.

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