Kristine E. Johnson

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Kristine E.Johnson
Vice President and Secretary
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6835

Kristine Edde Johnson is a shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer and concentrates her practice on intellectual property litigation, particularly patent infringement and trade secret litigation. She also has experience in commercial litigation, including insurance, breach of contract, and non-compete disputes. Ms. Johnson has engaged in appellate practice before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in patent infringement cases.

Ms. Johnson has represented clients in industries ranging from medical devices and biotechnology to software. She has appeared before courts in numerous jurisdictions, including California, Utah, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Delaware, and she has represented clients in multi-week trials in many of those jurisdictions.

Ms. Johnson formerly served as chair of the Intellectual Property litigation practice group and as a member of the firm's hiring committee. She is currently a member of the firm's board of directors, where she serves as secretary.

Practice Areas



University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law (J.D., 1995)

William H. Leary Scholar

Trinity University (B.A., 1992)


Recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Litigation - Patent

Included in Utah Legal Elite (2007-2010, 2017, 2018)

Rated Martindale-Hubbell BV® Distinguished



Women's Technology Council
Board Member
(2014 - 2016)

Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Leadership Utah
(2015 - 2016)

Organizing Committee for the David K. Winder IP Inn of Court

President, David K. Winder IP Inn of Court
(2017 - Present)

Vice-President, David K. Winder IP Inn of Court
(2015 - 2017)

Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
(2015 - Present)

Utah State Bar
Intellectual Property Section
CLE Committee Member
(2013 - Present)

American Bar Association
(1995 - Present)

American Intellectual Property Association
(2010 - Present)

Women Lawyers of Utah
(1995 - Present)

Utah State Bar, Intellectual Property Section
(2004 - Present)


U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit


University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law