the 2015 utah genius awards were held on may 6, 2015 at the little america hotel in salt lake city. utah genius is sponsored by bateman ip, the utah governor’s office of economic development, salt lake chamber, and others. awards are made to individuals and companies who drive utah’s creative economy as indicated by successful patent issuance and federal trademark registration.
as in previous years, i was very happy to see logan, utah-area companies—that I represent as a patent and trademark attorney—receive awards. malouf (cvb inc) placed third (3rd) and simplified business group (dba rent dynamics and summit technology) placed twelfth (12th) in the state of utah for overall trademark registration for the year 2014. significantly, this year represents the third consecutive year that Malouf has received a utah genius award (previously placing 11th and 10th). also, icon and cache valley residents wade fallin (venture md) and William dalebout (icon) received awards in the patent category.
the vibrancy, economic contribution, and strategic thinking of our cache valley and logan-area businesses are evident through this consistent recognition for intellectual property achievements. congratulations to the award winners!