L. Grant Foster, Esq

Grant FosterWith 26 years’ practicing law in Washington and Utah in all areas of intellectual property, Mr. Foster brings a wealth of IP experience into the mediation and arbitration arena.  As a mediator, Mr. Foster is committed to the effective resolution of IP disputes through a no-nonsense, cut-to-the-chase approach.  Because of his experience, Mr. Foster has the ability to understand the issues quickly, both from a legal and technological standpoint, and apply his IP experience to narrow the issues and help the parties reach agreement.

Mr. Foster, as a registered patent attorney, has focused his practice on patent prosecution in a diverse array of technologies from mechanical devices to software.  Mr. Foster has also handled trademark matters during his entire career.  Perhaps as important as anything, Mr. Foster has actively been involved in IP litigation during his career, including having personally tried IP cases and participated as litigant in numerous mediations.  This combination of IP experience is a skillset very rare among IP practitioners, and one Mr. Foster believes gives him a significant edge in gaining a very fast understanding IP cases with an effort to resolve them.

Mr. Foster is qualified and willing to mediate cases covering:

  • Patent Infringement
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation
  • IP Licensing Disputes

Honors and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America © (2013-present)
  • IAM Patent 1000, the only “Highly Recommended” individual listed for Utah: Individuals – Prosecution (2015)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent® Rating (1996-present)
  • Utah Business Magazine, Utah Legal Elite, Intellectual Property (2004-present)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Top 100 Lawyers (of all ranked attorneys in Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming) (2012-present)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property (2007, 2008, 2010-present)
  • Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Intellectual Property (2008-present)
  • Managing Intellectual Property, IP Star (2013-present)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Utah Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Master, David K. Winder IP Inn of Court


  • B.S., Mining Engineering, University of Utah (1986)
  • J.D., Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (1989)
  • AAA Mediation Training Completed (2015)
  • IP Partner at Holland & Hart LLP (2001 – 2018)
  • IP Partner at Dorsey & Whitney, LLP (2018-Present)