H. Dickson Burton

H. Dickson Burton

Mr. Burton is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on helping clients from large, publicly traded companies to small technology startups resolve patent, trademark and trade secret disputes, including by taking cases to trial. Mr. Burton has successfully led trial teams in state and federal courts around the country, as well as before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Burton’s recent successes include obtaining rare Preliminary Injunctions on three different occasions in hotly contested patent infringement lawsuits, followed by an even more uncommon Contempt Order against one accused infringer.  Mr. Burton is also frequently called upon as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in patent and other intellectual property disputes.

Mr. Burton’s representation includes Storm Products, Inc., Melaleuca, Inc., Won-Door Corporation, TV Guide Magazine, Young Electric Sign Company, Catheter Connections, Inc., Star Seismic, LLC, Choice Hotels, Inc.., Diebold, Inc., Electronic Arts, Inc., Flowserve Corporation, EK Ekcessories, Inc., Listen Corporation, Innosys, Inc., Gold Tip, Inc., Diamond Heads, LLC, and many others.


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 Fellow Litigation Counsel of America

Professional Recognition

  • Best Lawyers 2010-2015
  • Best Lawyers SLC Info Technology Lawyer of the Year - 2013
  • Best Lawyers SLC Intellectual Property Litigation Lawyer of the Year - 2015
  • Chambers 2012-2014
  • iAM Patent 1000 (Patent Litifation) - 2012-2014
  • IP Stars - 2013
  • MartinDale-Hubbell (AV Rated) - Since 1998
  • Super Lawyers - 2007-2015
  • Super Lawyers Mountain States Top 75 - 2011
  • Super Lawyers Mountain States Top 100 - 2012-2015

Areas of Special Expertise

  • Litigation and enforcement of intellectual property
  • Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Strategic counseling regarding intellectual property

Professional Experience

  • In private practice with the Firm since 1993
  • Shareholder and Associate, Watkiss & Saperstein (formerly Watkiss & Campbell), Salt Lake City, 1987-1992
  • Associate, Ward, Lazarus, Grow and Cihlar, Washington, D.C., 1983-1987
  • Law Clerk, United States Senate Judiciary Committee, 1981


  • Brigham Young University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1980
    Presidential Scholar
  • Brigham Young University Law School, J.D., 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Utah Bar, 1983
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1983
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2001

Court Admissions

  • Utah and U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1983
  • District of Columbia, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1984
  • Southern District of Illinois, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuit
  • Pro Hac Vice Admissions in various Federal and State Courts throughout the U.S.

Publications, Presentations and other Activities

  • Contributing Editor, "Trade Secrets: A State by State Survey," published by BNA Books, including cumulative annual supplements
  • Contributing Editor, "Covenants Not to Compete: A State by State Survey," published by BNA Books, including cumulative annual supplements


  • Spanish


About Trask Britt

David V. Trask and William S. Britt founded TraskBritt, P.C. in 1973. Located in the Intermountain West, the firm represents national and international corporations, research organizations, universities, and individuals throughout the world, with a substantial client base in the European Union. TraskBritt has attorneys admitted to the United State Patent… more

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of TraskBritt is to provide the highest-quality professional and legal services in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost through the use of innovative technologies, practices and procedures and ongoing education and training of the attorneys and professional staff.

Practice Areas

TraskBritt provides all aspects of Intellectual Property Law representation, including U.S. and International Patent Prosecution including contested proceedings, Counseling and Strategic Planning, Designs, Dispute Resolution, Due Diligence, Intellectual Property and Other Complex Litigation, Opinions, Trade Secrets, Trademarks & Copyrights and Transactions and Licensing.

Contact Trask Britt

(801) 532-1922

230 South 500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

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