Global Experience - Local Economics
After living and working in a wide variety of geographic and legal environments -- including California, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Japan, Korea, and Singapore -- Harrison Colter and Ken Jennings met while serving in senior legal positions with Novell in Provo, Utah. After going their separate ways, each to serve as General Counsel for a publicly traded software company, Colter and Jennings met again decided that their in-house experience, coupled with major law-firm experience, produced a unique combination of skills that was unusual in the legal community and that would be of particular benefit to clients in emerging technology fields. Nathan Jennings joined the firm in 2004 and has quickly gained expertise in licensing and IP, working with the firm on transactions with major international software companies and business software users. Establishing their office in the heart of Utah's "little silicon valley," nation-wide clients of ColterJennings benefit from the economic advantages associated with living and working in the Intermountain West. Global Experience - Local Economics.
Harrison Colter specializes in the area of technology and intellectual property law, including applications, licensing and litigation involving patents, trademarks and copyrights. He is a registered member of the U.S. Patent Bar. Mr. Colter is admitted to practice law in the states of California, Utah, Arizona and Texas. Mr. Colter was formerly the General Counsel of Caldera International, Inc., a publicly-traded company, and an Associate General Counsel for Novell, Inc. Over the years, he has been involved in a number of high-profile intellectual property cases.
Areas of Practice: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation, Prosecution of Applications, Intellectual Property Licensing
Bar Admissions: U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO), California, Utah, Arizona, Texas
Languages: Japanese (conversant)
Ken Jennings specializes in technology licensing and business/legal models for high-tech enterprises. Mr. Jennings was formerly the General Counsel of TenFold, Inc, a publicly-traded company, Associate General Counsel for Novell, Inc. and Asia-Pacific Division Counsel for Oracle Corporation. In his international career, Mr. Jennings has provided legal services related to joint ventures, licensing, and business structures to dozens of Fortune 500 companies.
Areas of Practice: Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing, Business Structures, General Contracts, SEC Compliance, International Business Transactions
Bar Admissions: Washington, United States Tax Court
Education: Juris Doctorate--Brigham Young University; Bachelor of Arts--University of Washington
Affiliations: Phi Beta Kappa
Languages: Korean (fluent); Mandarin Chinese (conversant); traditional and object-based computer languages
||Nathan Jennings - Of Counsel
Nathan Jennings specializes in software licensing and related transactions for technology companies, trademarks, and other IP protection issues. He has experience in general corporate matters and with domestic and international mergers and acquisitions.
Areas of Practice: Software Licensing, M&A Due Diligence, Trademarks, General Business Practice
Bar Admissions: Utah
Education: Juris Doctorate--Brigham Young University; Bachelor of Arts--Brigham Young University
Affiliations: American Bar Association
Languages: French (fluent); Korean (conversant)