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 has over twenty years of experience in commercial litigation.  Her practice includes all aspects of business litigation, including breach of contract and non-compete disputes as well as business torts.  She has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, including patent infringement, trade secret and trademark litigation. Ms. Johnson has appeared before state and federal courts in numerous jurisdictions, including Utah, California, Florida, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Delaware.  She has represented clients in multi-week trials in many of those jurisdictions, in industries ranging from medical devices and biotechnology to software.  Ms. Johnson also has extensive arbitration experience, and she has engaged in appellate practice before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Johnson formerly served as a member of Parsons Behle & Latimer’s Recruiting Committee and as Chair of the Intellectual Property litigation practice group.  She has been a member of the Firm's Board of Directors since 2016.  She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  She is committed to the advancement of continuing legal education programs, and is a long-time member of the Utah State Bar’s Intellectual Property Section’s Continuing Legal Education Committee, as well as a member of the Utah State Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Advisory Committee.  She has served as President and Vice-President of the David K. Winder IP Inn of Court, and was on the organizing committee for the Inn. She also served on the Advisory Committee for implementation of the Patent Rules of Practice for the District of Utah.

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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 Business Magazine’s Legal Elite (2007-2010, 2017-present)

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
Continuing Legal Education Committee Member 
(2013 - Present)

Utah State Bar, Continuing Legal Education Advisory Committee, Present

Advisory Committee, Local Patent Rules Committee, United States District Court for the District of Utah

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

American Bar Association 
(1995 - Present)

American Intellectual Property Association
(2010 - Present)

Women Lawyers of Utah 
(1995 - Present)


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


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