J. Mark Gibb - Durham Jones & Pinegar, PC
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J. Mark Gibb

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 801-297-1126

After being a Special Assistant Utah Attorney General and serving as a law clerk in the United States District Court for Utah with the Hon. J. Thomas Greene, Mr. Gibb began his legal career with Durham Jones & Pinegar as the firm's first associate. Mr. Gibb is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, specializing in complex commercial litigation with particular expertise in e-discovery, intellectual property, trade secrets, employment and recoveries involving investment fraud. Mr. Gibb regularly represents small startups, large companies and individuals in state and federal courts.

University of Utah -- S.J. Quinney College of LawJ.D. 1990

Case History

Trial counsel in defense of patent and trade secret claims regarding alleged defects in floppy disk controllers

cited by Law360 - January 24, 2008, March 31, 2009, September 2, 2010, September 23, 2010, March 18, 2013

InfoLawGroup, LLP on August 4, 2010 

Trial court granted summary judgment on trade secret claim. Jury found for defendants on most patent infringement claims. Later, Federal Circuit reversed and entered judgment in favor of defendants reversing district court adverse inference instruction and trial court's refusal to enter JMOL of non-infringement at trial. Costs awarded.

Trial and appellate counsel for Utah distibutor against French sunglass manufacturer — (10th Cir. 2005)and USDC-Utah) Breach of contract. The jury found for Utah distributor and granted judgment for distributor. Tenth Circuit affirmed verdict on appeal and held that French manufacturer purposefully availed itself of privilege of conducting activities within forum state of Utah.
Counsel for former employees against national employer defending breach of contract and related claims — (USDC-Utah 2007) Employer's expert's conclusions regarding damages and lost profits were not sufficiently reliable to be admissible. Expert report stricken.
Trial and appellate counsel for assignee against bank

(Utah Ct. App. 1995) Assignee of asset purchase agreement notified account debtor of existence of assignment prior to account debtor attempting to extinguish debt as part of its settlement, and thus, account debtor could not extinguish account, for reasons not contemplated in underlying contract, without consent of assignee.


Counsel for hospitals defending patient's malpractice claims. Affirmed on appeal. — Patient filed malpractice action against doctors, medical centers, and hospitals. Trial court entered summary judgment in favor of defendants. Utah Supreme Court affirmed.

Office Location

111 East Broadway, Suite 900
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Other Information

Gender: Male