Bryce K. Earl

Contact Info:
Bearl@nevadafirm.com
702.791.0308
Practice Groups:
Business Technology & Intellectual Property
Community Service:
Transitioning into Practice Program
News About Bryce:
Super Lawyers Magazine (2014-2016)
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Mr. Earl is a native Nevadan who strives to strengthen the long-term vitality of the business community. By combining his background in information systems and law, he helps clients implement a customized intellectual property plan to enhance and protect their business.

Education
B.A. Brigham Young University, 1996
M.I.S.M., Brigham Young University (Marriott School of Management), 2000
J.D., Brigham Young University (J. Reuben Clark Law School), 2000

Bar and Court Admissions
State Bar of Nevada, 2001
State Courts of Nevada
U.S. District Court of the District of Nevada
Supreme Court of the United States

Memberships and Affiliations
American Bar Association (Member, Forum on Franchising)
State Bar of Nevada (Member, Intellectual Property Section)
Clark County Bar Association
International Trademark Association (INTA)
BYU Management Society
J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Experience:
Mr. Earl practices primarily in transaction, regulatory, and prosecutorial matters, such as advising clients and preparing the appropriate documentation regarding protection and compliance strategies associated with intellectual property, information systems, technology, entertainment, medical/pharmaceutical, promotion, privacy, franchising and entity structuring. Mr. Earl also has significant technology experience as a programmer, systems administrator, and software consultant.

He has prepared and prosecuted a substantial number of trademark and service mark applications before the United Stated Patent and Trademark Office and copyright applications before the United States Copyright Office. He has also prepared and negotiated complex, high-profile deals, including assisting in a technology client’s acquisition by a Fortune 100 corporation, preparing formative international strategic alliance and licensing agreements, and preparing Hart-Scott-Rodino pre-acquisition notification filings with the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.

Education:
Mr. Earl received his Bachelor of Arts, majoring in History from Brigham Young University in 1996. Thereafter, he completed joint graduate degrees in 2000 with a Masters of Information Systems Management degree from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctor degree from J. Rueben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

Bar and Court Admissions:
Mr. Earl was admitted to practice in Nevada in 2001. He is licensed to practice before the all state courts of the State of Nevada, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Speaking Engagements and Publications:
Mr. Earl regularly participates as a seminar speaker, panel member, and author. Some of Mr. Earl’s speaking and writing engagements include: ExporTech – Las Vegas, NV (March 2016); BYU Management Society, Las Vegas – Cyber Liability (November 2015); Encryption Laws, Las Vegas Valley Paralegal Association Annual Seminar (April 2015); Privacy: Protecting Personal Information in Business and Life, Las Vegas Valley Paralegal Association (November 2014); Basics of Intellectual Property, Ask a Lawyer – Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (October 2014); Foreign Laws, Regulations & Legal Considerations, ExporTech – Las Vegas, NV (March 2014); NSA Panel (November 2013); Social Media for the HR Professional, William Hill, US (July 2013); Creating a Practice, What the Law Says, Roseman University of Health Services (April 2013); Business, Intellectual Property & Legal Considerations, ExporTech – Las Vegas, NV (March 2013); Data Privacy & Security, Clark County Bar Association (February 2013); Intellectual Protections, NALS of Las Vegas (February 2012); Protecting Your Intellectual Property, Export University 301, District Export Council – Las Vegas, NV (November 5, 2011); Ethics in Social Media; 2011 Intellectual Property Conference, State Bar of Nevada – Las Vegas, NV (November 4, 2011); A Lawyer’s Perspective of the Risks and Rewards of Social Media, 2011 Nevada State Bar Annual Meeting – Kauai, Hawaii (June 23, 2011); Business and Intellectual Property Considerations, ExporTech – Las Vegas, NV (May 10, 2011); Legal Considerations, ExporTech (2009); In Re Bilski Amicus Brief, Co-author, Nevada IP Section Amicus Committee, (2009); Intellectual Property Basics, 2009 Nevada State Bar Annual Meeting (Jun. 13, 2009); The Coming Litigation Risks in Information Security Inspired by New State Laws, RSA Conference 2009 – San Francisco, CA (Apr. 24, 2009); Nevada Law Update: New Law Requiring Data Encryption, 2008 Intellectual Property CLE, Nevada State Bar (Nov. 14, 2008); Nevada’s New Encryption Law: Smart Business or Trap?, Credit Union Executive Society – LV Chapter (Oct. 28, 2008) and Executive Roundtable (Sep. 30, 2008); Copyrights and Contracts, Art Institute of Las Vegas (Feb. 28, 2008); “Gripe Site” Intellectual Property Claims, Communiqué (Nov. 2007 issue); IP Seminar, Art Institute of Las Vegas (Mar 1, 2007); Non-Disclosure Agreements, 2006 Transactional IP CLE, Nevada State Bar (Nov. 17, 2006); Advanced Licensing Considerations, 2005 Intellectual Property CLE, Nevada State Bar (Nov. 16, 2005); PDMA: The Final Rule Impact, Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Regulatory Compliance Seminar, National Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Information Group (Oct. 16, 2003); Pharmaceutical Diversion: What is it: What is it not?, Pharmaceutical Wholesaler Regulatory Compliance Seminar, National Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Information Group (Oct. 16, 2003); and Ethical Considerations, Buying and Selling a Business in Nevada, Lorman Education Services (Aug. 8, 2002).

Community Involvement – Memberships and Affiliations
Mr. Earl is active in the community through local and national professional, church, and civic groups. He co-founded the Intellectual Property Section of the Nevada State Bar and served on the Section’s executive committee from 2004 to 2008, including as the Chair of the Section in 2007. He served as the CLE Committee Co-chair from 2009-2010. At the request of the State Bar of Nevada, he served on the planning committee for the 2011 Annual Meeting for the Nevada State Bar. He is also a member of the American Bar Association (member, Forum on Franchising), Clark County Bar Association, J. Rueben Clark Law Society, and the International Trademark Association (INTA).  In 2012 he was appointed by the Supreme Court of Nevada as a mentor in the State Bar of Nevada’s Transitioning into Practice program. In this capacity he has helped several newly licensed attorneys in navigating the legal, ethical, and practical issues that arise in the practice of law.

Mr. Earl is currently on the board of the BYU Management Society – Las Vegas Chapter, and has been elected to several positions including President in 2011.  He is also actively involved in church and other community organizations, including as a youth sports coach and Boy Scouts of America volunteer.

Recognitions:
Mr. Earl has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the Mountain States (Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming) in 2009, 2011, and 2012.  He has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in his area of practice in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Please contact Mr. Earl for more information about how to implement a customized intellectual property plan to enhance and protect your business.