Mediator's Profile


L. Grant Foster

Business Name: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

For more than 30 years’ of practicing law in Washington and Utah in all areas of intellectual property, L. Grant Foster brings a wealth of IP experience into the mediation and arbitration arena.  As a mediator, Grant is committed to the effective resolution of IP disputes through a no-nonsense, cut-to-the-chase approach.

Because of his experience, Grant 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.

Grant, as a registered patent attorney, has focused his practice on patent prosecution in a diverse array of technologies from mechanical devices to software.

Grant has also handled trademark matters during his entire career.  Perhaps as important as anything, Grant 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 Grant 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


  • Utah
  • Washington
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • University of Utah, Bachelor of Science – BS, Mining Engineering, 1986
  • Lewis & Clark Law School, , JD, 1989


  • AAA Mediation Training Completed (2015)


  • Utah Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, Intellectual Property Board, Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member

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