David R. Wright Attorney At Lawdwright@mabr.com435.575.1389
David’s practice focuses on complex and intellectual property litigation, including false advertising, unfair competition, theft of trade secret, and copyright, patent, and trademark infringement cases. He offers experience in transactional matters such as licensing and contracts, as well as providing strategic counseling on the implementation of corporate IP policies and procedures.
He has successfully represented clients at the appellate and trial court stages (logging victories in several jury and bench trials) in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including before the United States Supreme Court. David has also represented clients before the International Trade Commission, as well as coordinated enforcement efforts of intellectual property rights throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia. In an effort to find the most efficient mechanism to resolve disputes, David has also represented clients before international arbitration and mediation panels.
David currently teaches Patent Litigation and Counseling as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clarke Law School of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. David has also lectured at national and international bar events on litigation topics including patent enforcement strategies and intellectual property damages, including the CIPA Congress in London, England. He has published articles involving federal court litigation and drafted model jury instructions used by lawyers across the country in racketeering and business tort cases.
During law school, David was an Articles Editor for the Brigham Young University Law Review and the Lead Notes and Comments Editor for the Brigham Young University International Law Annual. Along with the late Professor Michael Goldsmith, he coordinated a joint effort by the J. Reuben Clark Law School and the American Bar Association in developing and publishing model jury instructions for civil RICO cases.
David came to MB from a major Salt Lake City-based law firm, where he was an Equity Shareholder, the Managing Shareholder, a Member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Litigation Section during his nearly twenty-year career at that firm. In his spare time, David enjoys coaching youth soccer as a D-licensed coach, organizing fund raising events for non-profit organizations, such as Curling for Kidneys (benefitting Intermountain Donor Services), and spending time with his five sons and their families. Dave recently spent time in the Kingdom of Tonga building schools for elementary children and organizing community outreach programs.