H. Dickson Burton

H. Dickson Burton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney in Salt Lake City, UT

TraskBritt, PC
 | 230 South 500 East, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Phone: 801-532-1922
Fax: 801-531-9168
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (80%),
  • Intellectual Property (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Dickson is the Senior Trial Lawyer at TraskBritt, P.C., a nationally-recognized Intellectual Property law firm. He works with clients to resolve patent, trademark, trade secret and other complex business disputes, taking them to trial when necessary. Dickson represents clients in federal courts around the country and before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He also counsels clients concerning their broader IP strategies to maximize value to their business. Dickson served as President of the Utah State Bar in 2018-19.  He also served as Chair of the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. District Court in Utah from 2017-20, and has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah College of Law, teaching courses in patent litigation.

Dickson is frequently called on as a mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in patent, trademark and other intellectual property disputes, having received mediation training and certification from the Harvard Law School and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

About Dickson Burton

Admitted: 1983, Utah

Professional Webpage: https://www.traskbritt.com/bio/h-dickson-burton/


  • Mr. Burton has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of Intellectual Property, Commercial Litigation and Information Technology, and among the “Utah Legal Elite” by Utah Business Magazine.  He was named by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" for Intellectual Property Litigation in 2015, and for Trade Secrets Law in 2017 and 2019.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Mr. Burton received certification for completing an Advanced Mediation Workshop on Mediating Complex Disputes at Harvard Law School., 2017
  • Mr. Burton received certification for Mediating Intellectual Property cases after attending a course at the World Intellectual Property Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.  , 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Mr. Burton served as President of the Utah State Bar for the term 2018-19, being elected by the Bar membership.  He also served as Chair of the Local Rules Committee for the District Court of the United States for the District of Utah from 2018 to 2020., 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mr. Burton has served the Utah State Bar since 2010 as an elected member of the Utah Bar Commission.  In 2017 the members of the Utah State Bar elected him to be President of the Utah State Bar.  His served for the 2018-2019 term., 2019


  • Mr. Burton succeeded in obtaining one of the very first ex parte seizure orders ever granted in the United States under the 2016 Defend Trade Secrets Act in Axis Steel Detailing, Inc. v. Prilex Detailing, Inc.  Mr. Burton is also known for his extraordinary run of recent successes in obtaining preliminary injunctions in hotly contested patent infringement cases.
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Office Location for H. Dickson Burton

230 South 500 East, Suite 300
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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Last Updated: 2/27/2020

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