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Utah Patent Attorney Steven Rhinehart Contributes to the Release of Eight New Patents for State Corporations

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 09/09/13 -- Eight new patents have issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to Utah corporations and inventors represented by Utah patent attorney Steven Rinehart, with Western IP Law, with offices in Utah and Virginia. These include the following:

1. Apparatus, System and Method for Stepper Motor Stall Detection (No. 8,242,732);

2. Means of Processing Fuel Grade Petroleum Coke for Use in Internal Combustion Engines (No. 8,445,547);

3. Convective Dissolution of Salts in Situ Ponds (No. 8,388,702);

4. Means for Directing a Caller Through an Interactive Voice Response System and of Making Use of Prerecorded Precategorized Scripts (No. 8,358,772);

5. Apparatus and Method for Securement of Two-Dimensional Bar Codes Having Geometric Symbology (No. 8,215,565);

6. Enterprise System and Computer Program Product for Inter-connecting Multiple Parties in an Interactive Environment Exhibiting Virtual Picture Books (No. 8,269,813);

7. Economic Means of Aspirating a Fuel Combustion Engine with Non-atmospheric Gases to Product a Subsequently Useful Byproduct (No. 8,516,794); and

8. Locking Electrical Socket (Number Being Assigned).

Notably, these issued official documents include an electrical device, a mining method, a chemical process, two software applications, a printed encoding scheme, and a mechanical device. Licensing contracts are already being negotiated on several of these introductions. Steven Rinehart is a Utah patent attorney and website attorney representing inventors by providing government documentation of technologies across the State of Utah and Commonwealth of Virginia. He has prosecuted hundreds of trademark applications in the software, electrical, and mechanical industries. He maintains offices in Salt Lake City, Utah and Alexandria, Virginia, where he practices as a Virginia patent attorney. Steve became a licensed Virginia patent attorney because so many of the authorities controlling the IP world are situated there, including the USPTO, the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the U.S. PCT Receiving Office, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (where in rem ACPA actions must usually be filed). Steve has been practicing as an attorney for the better part of ten years.

Steve also handles IP litigation in addition to his IP prosecution practice, and has regularly appeared in state and federal courts, as well as international tribunals, in trademark matters, including UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Resolution Policy) domain name disputes and ACPA (Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act) cases. Steve spends a portion of his practice working as a website attorney. For more information, visit his website at http://uspatentlaw.us/.

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