Utah County Attorney Steve Lundwall
has nearly 25 years of experience in the practice of law and litigation. Whether it be intellectual property (patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation and opinion work), business contracts, real estate issues, energy, oil and gas issues, non-competition and employment agreement issues, antitrust, construction, stock fraud, or any other complex commercial matter, Lundwall Law PLLC has the skill and the experience to guide clients to Successful Solutions.
WELCOME TO MY FIRM…STEVE LUNDWALL
I focus my practice in two areas: (1) resolving business
disputes, and (2) negotiating business
deals and providing legal business advice.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: I have extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, of
all sizes and subject areas. My experience includes patent and copyright
infringement, trade secret misappropriation, employee non-competition
agreements, complex construction counseling and litigation issues, antitrust,
fraud and unfair competition issues, etc.
I have worked on disputes involving:
oil and gas
green and renewable
genetic engineered products)
I have helped businesses owned by a single individual to fortune
I have helped resolve disputes involving a few thousand dollars to
I have argued and/or prepared presentations (oral and written) for
district courts, juries, appellate courts, mediators, arbitrators and
I am efficient. I do myself
or with strategic attorney alliances what large law firms throw numerous
attorneys to do. My clients appreciate
CONSULTATION AND NEGOTIATON. My skills also include the negotiation,
drafting, and closing of business agreements and transactions, including
technology service agreements, asset purchase agreements, license and
employment agreements, and settlement agreements.
I have also helped businesses to get established in several states
and negotiated deals to get them running.
I consult with businesses frequently on the large variety of issues
that arise for a business and for which they need sound legal advice.
Over the last 25 years I have compiled a large variety of types of
issues that I have worked on. Here are a
Magnum Oil Tools v. Wireline Solutions Inc., Map Oil Tools, etc. Obtained summary judgment of
non-infringement in multi-million dollar patent dispute involving bridge plug
technology. Obtained result for clients in less than one year from date suit
brought against clients. Then, I helped one
of the clients negotiate, draft, and sell its business to a fortune 500
company. This good result for client could
not have been done if we had not prevailed in the patent infringement business
Texas Instruments v. Better Education, Inc. Helped negotiate a settlement for my
client Better Education, Inc., the plaintiff, to end litigation of an
intellectual property dispute involving software for computers used in
education. My client was founded and run by a single person with lots of
creativity who had a dispute against a large and established company.
Studiengesellschaft Kohle v. Shell Oil Co. Helped Shell Oil in a $30 million patent and contract dispute over
plastics technology; prevailed on a summary judgment for Shell.
Parker Barber Beauty Supply v. Wella Corp. et al. Representation of Wella in a $20 million misappropriation of
trade secret and breach of fiduciary duty claim, prevailed on a summary
judgment for the defendant.
BodyBilt, Inc. v. Neutral Posture, Inc. Representation of Neutral Posture in a breach of contract,
business disparagement, and related tort claims, prevailed on a summary
judgment for the defendant and obtained one of the largest sanction awards
discovered among Texas reported cases against the opposing counsel and
I have consulted on numerous matters for businesses on a wide variety of matters: contracts,
employee disputes, compliance issues, litigation avoidance, assignment and sale
Over the years, I have been involved with and led numerous pro bono
initiatives to help, for example, low-income neighborhoods to obtain needed deed
restrictions, low-income elderly persons negotiate with creditors, and victims
of torture and abuse in foreign countries obtain asylum, etc. See, e.g.,
“Ensuring Justice For All.” KHOU-Channel
11-Houston, TX (my interview for evening news broadcast on July 4, 2007 regarding
legal pro bono work being done).
I have also worked extensively with hundreds of youth participating
in chartered organizations of the Boy Scouts of America.
Locations of Service
I have helped clients in many States within the United States (Utah,
Texas, Florida, California, Virginia, Illinois, and Massachusetts, to name a
few). I have helped clients in Mexico, England
and Europe. Modern technology allows my
office to go with me virtually anywhere.
My main “brick and mortar” office is in Utah where I serve Salt
Lake City, and cities and communities within the larger Utah Valley (including
Utah County and Wasatch County). I also
have an office in Houston, Texas.
I received a B.A. as
a University Honors Designate from Brigham Young University in 1987. I then received
my J.D. in 1990, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University, J.
Reuben Clark Law School.
Speeches and Publications
“Damages and the Patent Reform Act of 2007.” Texas Advanced Patent
Litigation Course, Lake Tahoe, CA (July 2007).
“Attorney Exculpatory Opinions: Tactics and Maneuvers.” Utah IP
Summit, IP Section, Utah Bar, Salt Lake City, Utah (February 2005).
“Contingency Fee Agreements.” University of Texas Intellectual
Property Conference, Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas (1999).
“Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property.” University of Texas
Intellectual Property Conference, Barton Creek, Austin, Texas (1996).
Editor (2005-2010), ASPELUND & LUNDWALL, Employee
Noncompetition Law by Thomson/West Publishers.
“Appealing Administrative Decisions: How To Do It and What To
Expect.” The Houston Lawyer (May 1997).
“An Overview of the Draft Antitrust Guidelines for Intellectual
Property.” Manuscript Presented at Legal Education Program (March 1995).