Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood - Salt Lake City Complex Litigation Lawyer
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Utah's Litigation and Intellectual Property Boutique
Press Release: December 10, 2015, Magleby & Greenwood becomes Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood

Attorneys Helping You With A Variety Of Complex Legal Disputes

Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood is a litigation and intellectual property boutique located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The firm’s practice focuses on two general areas: intellectual property law (including patents, trademarks and copyrights) and complex commercial and business litigation.

The Intellectual Property Group

The Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood intellectual property group applies for and obtains patents, trademarks and copyrights for the firm's clients, as well as defends and challenges patents, trademarks and copyrights in administrative proceedings before the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), other administrative tribunals, and the courts.

The firm's patent prosecution group handles all aspects of patent prosecution, including:

  • Prosecution of invention patents
  • Design patents
  • Covered Business Method (CBM) patents

Services include all aspects of proceedings before the PTO, including Inter-Partes Review, Post-Grant Review, Re-examination, and Supplemental Examination. Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood handles matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and of course appellate work on patent-related appeals before the Federal Circuit.

The Trial Group

The Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood trial group provides sophisticated and practical solutions for large and complex disputes, often working in conjunction with the intellectual property group in adversarial contexts, including in patent, trademark, copyright and related litigation. The firm's complex litigation practice also handles trademark, trade secrets, trade dress, computer software and source code, copyright, nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements, noncompetition and noncircumvention cases.

The firm also handles complex business disputes, including:

  • Business torts
  • Contract disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Business dissolution cases
  • Closely held corporation or limited liability company litigation
  • Fraud and misrepresentation in business negotiation and agreements

The firm also handles cases involving securities law, securities investigations, SEC matters, and securities litigation. The firm also regularly represents clients in commercial and residential real estate disputes, and construction-related disputes and litigation.

Local and National Reach

The firm’s clients are local, national and international. The firm prosecutes patents and handles litigation for many Utah clients, including some of Utah’s top technology, communications, and biotech companies. The attorneys represent clients in civil and commercial litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout Utah, including Salt Lake City, Park City, Ogden, Provo, and St. George. They provide clients with powerful advocacy, leveraging their personal and professional qualifications with commitment and authority.

However, the firm’s practice reaches far beyond Utah, or even the Mountain West. The firm’s patent practice generates more work from national and international clients than from within the state. Because of the firm’s location and cost structure, patent prosecution services cost a fraction of that of large west- and east-coast law firms, and the firm offers flat fees (per patent or proceeding), capped fees, or other custom arrangements, on a negotiated-per-client basis. The firm’s trial lawyers regularly handle cases across the country, with the most experience in New York, California and Texas. Many of the firm’s clients have been foreign or international, both for patent prosecution and litigation.

Cost Efficiencies and Advantages of a Mid-Sized Law Firm

Under extreme pressure to lower legal costs in the current economy, companies have been increasingly turning to small firms, like Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood, to handle outside legal work. See September 2009 publication in the ABA Journal.

Case Examples

The firm is known for assertively protecting its clients' legal rights and business interests, and for working closely with clients to ensure solutions tailored to their specific needs and long-term business goals. The firm has successfully pursued a variety of small, medium, and large litigation matters, including complex cases with claims as high as nine figures.

In 2012, Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood lawyers Peggy Tomsic, James Magleby, and Eric Schnibbe won a unanimous verdict of over $133 million for the firm's client, USA Power, after a more than five-week jury trial. The award was one of the largest jury awards in Utah history.

Further reading: Texas Company Wins $134M From Utah Utility Owner Pacificorp

The USA Power verdict was one of the Top 100 Verdicts of 2012, as reported in The National Law Journal and Verdict Search.

Further reading: See The National Law Journal, The Top 100 Verdicts of 2012

It is also believed to be the largest trade secret verdict in the United States in 2012, and the largest trade secret verdict ever issued in Utah.


Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood attorneys obtained a multimillion-dollar damages award for its client, Mark Haug, after a two-week jury trial.

Further reading: La Caille Owners to Pay $4.7 Million to Ex-Partner

Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood lawyers obtained a multimillion-dollar damages award for its client, Utah-based ClearOne Communications, Inc., after a two-and-a-half week jury trial.

Further reading:

ClearOne Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Damages by Jury in Federal Trade Secret Misappropriation

Federal Court Orders Judgment in Favor of ClearOne for Approximately $9.7 Million in Trade Secret Misappropriation Case


The lawyers of Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood have earned their reputations for hard work, tenacity, and results, through decades of experience within and without Utah. Graduating from a variety of law schools, and with a diverse set of life experiences and educational and professional backgrounds, the firm's attorneys bring decades of real-world life experience to bear on the practice of law.

The lawyers are also consistently and regularly ranked in the top of the profession in their practice areas, by each of the well-known ranking institutions.

The firm's trial and litigation group, previously practicing as Magleby & Greenwood, P.C., has been listed in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, as a top-tier law firm for Litigation: General Commercial, since 2011.

Attorneys at the firm have been repeatedly selected as Super Lawyers® over the years, including in the Mountain States Super Lawyers® & Rising Stars edition, which provides a listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the Mountain States are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®, and no more than 2.5 percent of the attorneys in the Mountain States who are under 40 or who have practiced law for less than ten years are named to the Rising Stars list. Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood lawyers have been recognized by Super Lawyers since the early days of the predecessor firm.

Partners Christine Greenwood and Peggy Tomsic were also recognized in the Top 40/50 Women attorneys in the Mountain States Super Lawyers® magazine every year since 2009.

Questions? Contact The Firm.

If you wish to speak to an attorney about a legal dispute, please call the law firm at 866-928-7962.

Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood

Magleby Cataxinos & Greenwood
170 South Main Street, Suite 1100
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Toll Free: 866-928-7962
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