Allen C. Turner

Allen began his legal career at TraskBritt starting as a law clerk. He then spent three years in The Netherlands as in-house counsel for Akzo Pharma (later Akzo Nobel) before rejoining TraskBritt, where he is now a Director and Shareholder. His practice involves all areas of IP law, with special emphasis on obtaining patent protection for inventions in the areas of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, vaccines, medical devices, biotech, and other related areas. Allen has participated in litigation in the US and in Europe, and has extensive experience in conducting due diligences.

Allen was recognized as the 2016 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year Patent Law in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is also regularly listed in Utah’s Legal Elite, IP Stars, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2016, and in Best Lawyers®.

Professional Recognition
  • Best Lawyers – 2007-2024
  • Best Lawyers SLC Patent Law Lawyer of the Year – 2016
  • IP Stars – 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Utah Legal Elite – 2007, 2010, 2011, 2017-2021
  • Super Lawyers – 2018-2021
Areas of Special Expertise
  • Coordinating intellectual property protection worldwide for clients to ensure optimal protection
  • Experienced in license negotiations with and analyzing worldwide patent positions of third parties
  • International brand protection
Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Utah Bar
Court Admissions
  • Utah and U.S. District Court, District of Utah,
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Community and Professional Organizations
  • Member, The International Federation of Industrial Property Attorneys (FICPI)
  • Member, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property law and section of International Law
  • Member, ABA Forum committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • International Trademark Association
  • University of Utah, B.S. in Pharmacy, Minor in Spanish
  • University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D
  • MIT Fintech: Future Commerce
  • English, Dutch, Spanish
Prior Professional Experience
  • In-house Patent Attorney, Akzo Pharma bv, Oss, The Netherlands (now Akzo Nobel)
  • Registered Pharmacist